As Fixer Upper fans, we can only dream of Chip and Joanna Gaines helping us find houses to transform into rustic, modern beauties we can call home. But until we start packing our bags for Waco, Texas, our plan? Channel Joanna’s style for a Fixer Upper-inspired interior.
I’ve rounded up my favorite 8 design tricks I’ve learned from Joanna from watching countless episodes (and I mean countless). Try some or all of them to get that farmhouse-chic look Joanna would be proud of!
If you have it in your budget, incorporate layers of lighting. In this kitchen, subtle can lighting adds a base level of light, while copper pendants add task lighting that doubles as a focal point.
Skip placing plants and other trinkets on top of your cabinets to keep eyes from moving up. Instead, Joanna suggests keeping design elements at eye level and installing cabinets that reach the ceiling. This will give the illusion of a larger kitchen.
Get Creative With Old Materials
Personalize your space with a standout piece that inspires you. It can be a rug, an accent wall or chandelier. You want to create a focal point to draw the eye to the most visually-appealing piece in that room.
Chip and Joanna are all about natural elements, and that includes live plants. Here, windowboxes line an indoor atrium. And don’t limit plants to traditional spots: Why not add them in the middle of the dining table?
Alavi, Farima. “9 Design Tricks We Learned From Joanna Gaines.” HGTV, HGTV, 15 Sept. 2018, www.hgtv.com/design-blog/shows/9-design-tricks-we-learned-from-joanna-gaines.