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RL Ideas: An Asian-Inspired Bedroom

Transform your bedroom into a space inspired by your favorite vacation spot


While Japanese-inspired interiors are minimalist, you may also want to consider the other end of the Asian spectrum characterized by jewel tones and rich patterns. Here are tips to create a room inspired by India.

Styling by Dagny Madamba. Pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("One Bedroom, Three Destinations”) in the March 2012 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Opulent India

Top the bed with embroidered pillows or a paisley-detail bedspread; add an eye-catching, exotic rug---which can serve as the focal point---and a pouf. Emulate the Indians' love of grand scale by adding statuesque and shapely lamps and vases.

Tip 1: Branches plucked from the garden are inexpensive, last-minute touches that add to the exotic vibe.

Tip 2: Throw in pieces in neutral, solid colors to let your bedroom breathe amidst pattern play.

Some pieces that you may want to consider:

Small White Pouf, P5,500, Eclectic Living

1607 Side Table, P10,500, Sason Shop

Throw Pillow, price unavailable, Haute Design

Throw Pillow, price unavailable, Haute Design

Kota Sham by John Robshaw, P2,950, KISH

Throw Pillow, price unavailable, Haute Design

Throw Pillow, price unavailable, Haute Design

Wired Floor Lamp, P13,500, Eclectic Living

Lamp, price unavailable, Haute Design

*Prices are subject to change.

To view a list of stores and suppliers, click here.


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