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RL Tips: Maximizing a Bedroom

Create a compact study nook in your bedroom


Been wanting to have a study or reading corner in your bedroom? Interior designers Hannah Acab-Faustino and Frenjick Quesada share these tips.

Interview by Katherine Lopez. Styling by Joanne Enriquez Bohol. Photographed by Miguel Nacianceno.

Read the original article ("Beyond a Bed”) in the April 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. 

Take note of these tips:

1. A bedroom is a sanctuary for the self. You can allot a space to work or do light tasks. Include a desk and a chair if space permits.

2. You can also assign a shelf in your bedroom for your prized collections, or a mini coffee/tea area with two chairs and a side table if space allows. Keep in mind the size of your room before considering adding nooks or specialty areas to avoid clutter

- Hannah Acab-Faustino, PIID, CIDE

RL Tip: A reading corner with a wing chair and ottoman is always a nice, cozy nook to include. Invest in the [right] pieces. You rest a third of the day; might as well get the best [that] you can. - Frenjick Quesada

Products: UFO Touch Lamp. P1,499.75, Robinsons Department Store; "Keep Calm and Travel On" Magnet Board, P500,

*Prices are subject to change.


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