9 Design Tricks We Learned From Joanna Gaines
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!
Open Up the Space
Joanna's motto: When in doubt, open up the space. Open concept spaces allow one space to flow into the other, making every square foot more usable. To add both form and function, she brings in in elements that serve a purpose that will also add a design punch against a neutral backdrop, such as a pot filler over the stove.
Bring in Dramatic Lighting
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.
Add Subtle Color
We all know by now that Chip and Joanna's staple colors are whites and other neutrals — but these spaces are by no means boring! Joanna loves to bring in color in unexpected ways, like gray grout against white subway tiles in this bathroom.
Outline Doors and Windows
Many of the homes Chip and Joanna renovate are surrounded with beautiful scenery. To take advantage of these surroundings, they highlight doors and windows with natural wood trim. Copy the look at home to embrace your view.