If you don’t like to paint your walls white, try skin tones. Here are six of them that could make your home look inviting and warm. These colors are available as interior and exterior paint. The top three colors are from previous Boysen Color Trends. Strange Brew and Skin Is In are from the BE YOU palette of Color Trend 2018, and Barenaked is from the MINIMAL palette of Color Trend 2017. Do check out the palettes mentioned here so that you can see how to combine all these light neutrals with…

Every one of us deserves a good night’s sleep. With all the things our minds and bodies go through every single day, somewhere peaceful to retreat and rest is a must. Not only that, a lack of sleep creates a whole host of problems—tiredness, slowed thinking, and mood changes to name a few—that could have easily been avoided. So, be kinder to yourself. Create a bedroom that’s conducive to sleep. Here are some tips: 1.  Pay attention to lighting Our bodies take cues from light. When it’s dark, our body knows…

Serious DIYers who also are plantitos and plantitas, here is a video tutorial on how to print leaves on your accent wall for that biophilic feel. The two things that are most important to remember when printing something like a leaf on your wall are: paint loading—don’t overload the leaf with paint so this is why we used a sponge instead of a brush, use clean paper to further press the leaf on the wall. Seeing the leaf structure—such as the midrib, leaf blade, and veins—makes for a cleaner and more…

Here’s a question we get quite often in our social media inboxes: “How can I make a room more maaliwalas?” It’s a common concern for Filipino homeowners, especially those living in Metro Manila, and it’s not hard to see why. When you live in a cramped city with a lot of gray, it’s only natural to want a bright and airy home—an escape from all the noise if you will. For those looking to brighten up their home, here practical tips on how to do just that: 1.  Bring in more…

Filipinos are surrounded by oceans. 54% of all municipalities in the Philippines is considered to be in a coastal area and 62% of the population live in a coastal zone, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Being near the sea, however, can cause paint problems. To keep coastal homes in pristine condition for as long as possible, experts at Boysen have recommended an easy-to-follow painting guide. For homes in coastal regions like Batangas and Palawan, paint deterioration is a common issue. This is due to the alkalinity of…

We’re celebrating Buwan ng Wika with an explosion of color and an appreciation of Filipino culture! Whether special or commonplace, these are things that enrich our lives and represent us as people of a nation that is vibrant, fun-loving, and one-of-a-kind. Handa ka na ba? Tara na! 1. Filipino Festivals It’s hard to resist joining in on the merriment of Philippine festivals when even the beating of drums, already heard from afar, is enough to entice even the gloomiest passerby. Here are just three of some of the most colorful Philippine…

The modern concrete look is still all the rage. I see it on Pinterest, on Facebook, and on Instagram. It’s everywhere! This look is so versatile. Going for a more industrial look? No worries. Tropical? Yup, it can be achieved! No problemo. While I also like the look of a simple and sophisticated cement-finish wall, I just can’t imagine myself in a predominantly gray room. I still love pops of color in my living space. Can you combine both looks, though? With the Konstrukt Lunar Series Korona, the colorful concrete look…