A tiny, cramped bedroom with bare cement walls had been the Real Makeover winner's bedroom since she was four years old. Now at 28, she's not alone in the space, as she is currently sharing it with her husband and two-year-old daughter. The adjacent bedroom, occupied by her mother, was in no luckier state, although it was bigger.

The bedrooms were actually due for renovation, but after typhoon Ondoy wreaked havoc on their home's first level, the family prioritized the area downstairs. While the ground floor looks bright and new, the opposite can be said of the bedrooms upstairs.

With the help of interior design consultant Grace Moslares, the bedrooms no longer have traces of gloom and darkness--only freshness and beauty in both furniture and decor, and in vibe. Click next to see the amazing transformation.

Get more fabulous home makeover ideas in the March 2013 issue of Real Living Philippines, out on stands now! You can also subscribe to the magazine's digital edition.

Also in this issue:
33 Pages of Sweet, Comfy Homes
Expert Advice: How to Buy a Proper Bed
Cozy Living, Find Your Comfort Zone


(First published as "Spring Awakening" in the "Real Makeover" section of Real Living Philippines' August 2011 issue. Photos by Jun Pinzon. Words by Kathleen Valle. Adapted for use in Female Network.)
The homeowner, together with her husband and daughter, used to call this 24-year-old stuffy space their bedroom. Its roof and ceiling were in dire need of major repair, and the walls craved for fresh paint. Though tiny, the area could accommodate a decent bed instead of an old mattress. Interior design consultant Grace Moslares went beyond just painting the walls white. She renovated the homeowner's family's bedroom inside out--from a new roof and ceiling to a sofa bed with pullout from Crossings Department Store.


Project manager Rocel Moslares turned the patterned pillowcases into easy decor by framing and mounting them in twos; Grace downsized the bulky built-in bookcase and painted it white, and she provided the family with ample clothing storage, hidden by the same damask fabric as the curtain.


The homeowner's mother's bedroom was also given a fresh makeover, complete with a chocolate brown sofa bed (as requested!) and soft furnishings from Crossings Department Store. Grace ditched the plastic chest of drawers and spruced up the built-in cabinet to make room for enough storage.


A sofa bed was set against a bare cement wall. The newly renovated room has a pristine paint, a sturdier sofa bed, and a refreshing color scheme. Though Grace left the flooring as is, it somehow added charm and character to the bedroom.


Grace provided the homeowner's mother with her own primping nook, complete with a console table (used as a vanity and mirror) and an ottoman.


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