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RL Picks: Wall and Window Decorations

Reveal your personal style when it comes to decorating your walls and windows with the help of these two handpicked books


Add a catchy focal point to your space by giving your walls an upgrade. Be creative and work with refreshing designs and quaint furnishings. Learn the basics of dressing your walls and windows with these two books.

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.

Hanging the perfect wallpaper

Off the Wall: Wonderful Wall Coverings of the Twentieth Century by Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker

Be inspired to brighten up your room with this book’s collection of 150 classic one-of-a-kind wallpapers. In this décor reference book, learn how to make a design statement by covering your walls with your chosen color, style and texture. It also gives tribute to classic designs from the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and Smithsonian Institution.

P1,193, Fully Booked

On using curtains

The Complete Book of Curtains,Drapes and Blinds: Design Ideas for Every Type of Window Treatment by Wendy Baker

Let your windows showcase your style by adding a unique set of curtains to your room. In this must-have guide, stylist Wendy Baker provides a detailed and hand-drawn compilation of every window treatment there is.  As you browse through the pages, learn the basic essentials such as the different window shapes, proper measuring, heading tapes, fabric characteristics, and quantities, too.

P395, Powerbooks

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