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RL Picks: Living Room Décor

Learn how to liven up your living room with these must-have guides


The living room is where you and your family come together to relax and enjoy. Make sure that you continuously improve this space. Keep it cozy and chic with the help of these must-reads.

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.

For a stylish living room

Living Rooms: Trends and Tradition by Piet Swimberghe

Whether you’re going for a modern or an eclectic look, the living room is the ideal place for showcasing your personal style. In this book, art historian Piet Swimberghe presents a book filled to the brim with inspiring photos of around 300 unique living rooms, categorized by style. Be motivated to give your own living room a much needed upgrade by browsing through the pages and learning a couple of handy hints.

P2,999, Fully Booked

Working with plants

The Plant Recipe Book: 100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season by Baylor Chapman

When it comes to styling your living room or the whole house in general, adding decorative arrangements such as plants definitely bring more life to your space. A follow-up to Chapman’s earlier book entitled Flower Recipe Book, this must-read gives the same detailed step-by-step guide to arranging and decorating with your own plants.

P1,139, Powerbooks

*Prices are subject to change. Visit the nearest bookstore to inquire.


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