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RL Picks: DIY Guides

Learn how to decorate your space with these books


Be bold and take charge by decorating and adding a personal touch to your home. With these must-haves, going DIY all the way will surely be a breeze.

Picks by Dagny Madamba, Paula de Guzman, and Tala Singson. Photographed by Dairy Darilag and Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Read the original article ("45 Must-Read Books”) in the June 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Create personal spaces.

Decorate Fearlessly: Using Whimsy, Confidence and a Dash of Surprise to Create Deeply Personal Spaces by Susanna Salk

This book teaches us that the secret to having a perfectly warm home is to not take it too seriously. With over 150 photographs organized per room, it highlights design principles such as color, pattern, mixing, and accessorizing. The best thing about this book is it encourages you to express your self and your personality while showcasing the many possibilities that you can do for your home.

P1,945, National Bookstore

Enjoy a productive weekend.

DIY Ideas: Projects And Tips For Every Room by Better Homes and Gardens

This read is filled with easy projects that will occupy your weekend. Filled to the brim with ideas, beautiful photographs, and easy-to-follow instructions, this must-have will inspire you to spruce up your space. No need to worry about running out of projects to complete as it have over 200 projects that will last for a whole year! These activities can be accomplished in a weekend or less, too.

P1,105, National Bookstore

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