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RL Picks: Top 8 Filipino Bedrooms

Indigenous materials and wooden details for the private spaces in your home


In decorating, you can choose Philippine designs to reflect our country’s culture and traditions. Using native materials is also a great way to support the local industry and create a warm, inviting appeal in your personal sanctuary.

To inspire you to spruce up your home with classic Pinoy touches, here is a list of our favorite Filipino bedrooms:

Two-Storey House with Filipino Design Since homeowner Jaime “Jimmy” Lagdameo wanted a Filipino style with nature-inspired elements for his personal space, he turned to Architect Angelo “Gelo” Mañosa for design help. Much like his father, Francisco Manosa, Gelo has respect for traditional Filipino architectural details and a penchant for homegrown materials.

The master bedroom is furnished with a “floating” bed. The base is tapered, giving the illusion of a suspended bed. A glass etching of a Philippine shell serves as the focal point in the space.
The master bedroom also has a high ceiling lined with rattan. Architect Gelo explains that the high-pitched roof makes the area look more attractive and it helps drain heavy rainfall.
Wooden shelves are used to store and display the homeowner’s favorite home accessories.

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Wooden Interiors and Warm Details for a Condo Unit Located on the 40th floor of an exclusive building in Bonifacio Global City, the home of AJ and Jenny Franco is defined by hardwood furniture and bright red and orange hues. With the help of Jenny’s brother, interior designer Joby Belmonte, the space became cozy and comfortable.

Since the condo unit is on the 40th floor, the master bedroom is fitted with clear glass windows so that the homeowners can appreciate a picturesque view of the surrounding area.
The space is furnished with a carved headboard from Urban Effects from one of the Franco family’s old homes.
To complement the wooden headboard, a wooden lampshade is placed on the side table.
A bench with intricately-carved armrests can be found at the foot of the bed.

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Contemporary Furnishings in a Bahay na Bato In the Paranaque home of Lou and Danny Reyes, interior designer Michelle Dumlao-Pastoral chose huge windows, modern capiz sliding doors, double-volume ceilings, and other contemporary design elements to bring the traditional bahay-na-bato into the 21st century.

For the main bedroom, Michelle accentuated the capiz windows with custom-made beige beaded curtains. The no-fuss bedroom seems to reflect the couple’s simplicity.
A corner of the room is defined with a wooden loveseat with solihiya details. The piece is paired with a vintage-looking floor lamp.

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Tropical Filipino Design for a Family Home The Sanchez family rest house is a two-storey structure with a lush tropical landscape. Inside, Spanish colonial furniture pieces are set against the contemporary shell of the home. The tall ceilings and wide spaces provide the perfect backdrop for the large furniture pieces. The home design is completed with lush tropical plants and personal touches.

Traditional Filipino furniture pieces fill this well-appointed bedroom. On the bedside table, a unique lampara provides lighting and decor. The tall orchid plant adds an organic element to the space.
Whenever their daughter Arlene and her family visit the rest house, they stay in this bedroom. While the bed and other furniture are large pieces in a dark wood finish, the yellow and green color palette keeps the atmosphere fresh and welcoming.

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New House with Antique Pieces and Vintage Charm With the help of interior designer Anna Leah Hernandez, this newly built home in Makati has the appeal of an ancestral house. For a rustic feel, wood and stone elements and earthy colors are paired with antique furniture.

In line with the ancestral theme of the home, the master bedroom is dominated by brown shades and wooden details. The space is adorned with unpolished brass and woven materials.

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Modern Tropical Home with Natural Elements From the outside, this house has a minimalist style – complete with whitewashed walls and clean, straight lines. Since the lot follows the curve of the street and has a lot of trees that the homeowners wanted to keep, architect Kathleen Henares and contractor Fidel Henares had to make several adjustments. Some walls had to be slanted while some rooms became smaller and narrower than others. The tree-filled property also influenced the design of the interiors, resulting in an easy, breezy modern tropical style.

In the master bedroom, the homeowners used an Ifugao wall carving from Baguio as a headboard.
The bedroom is completed with a rustic wooden side table with detailed carvings.

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National Artist’s Home with Antique Pieces and Tropical Touches Newly-proclaimed National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes’s passion, creativity, and love for all things beautiful can be seen in her Mandaluyong house. The home that she decorated herself is set apart by the refreshing color scheme, precious vintage furniture, accessories and other interesting details.

In the bedroom, soft blue walls are a soothing sight to behold at the end of a long and tiring day. It makes the space the perfect spot for deep and fulfilling slumber. The room is filled with more antique furniture and accessories.

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Recycled Wood Completes a Modern Tropical House in Quezon City For her house, Monette Flores turned to architect Felix Zabala for help and slowly built the house using recycled wood. Workers from Camarines Sur installed 200 recycled wood planks for the flooring of the first floor alone. The wood planks came from a demolished old school in Taytay, Rizal and were sold by the people from the community. Now that the house is finally completed, its clean lines, white walls, wooden details, and furniture make the structure stand out.

In the master bedroom, the four poster bed is from Orientique Furniture and Carpets, a furniture shop that sells pieces from Indonesia. The wooden chest with mother-of-pearl inlay at the foot of the bed was purchased in Zamboanga in the 1970s. (Orientique can be found at 2 Pines St., Mandaluyong City).

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