HGTV's Fixer Upper Tips: Midcentury Modern Bedroom

Love this midcentury 'Fixer Upper' makeover? Get Joanna's tips to create the look at home.

When we walked into this 1950s house, we gave its lack of style a name: Messy Midcentury Modern. More than messy, though, the bedroom was a blank slate. We filled it up with personality and gave it a retro look to match the rest of the house. Here are three tips to help you achieve this look in your bedroom!

Modern Master Bedroom With Pendant Lights

Modern Master Bedroom With Pendant Lights

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Midcentury Modern Bedroom, After

It’s All About Balance. With the bed placed in the center of the wall, and keeping a modern design style in mind, it was important to create balance with the pieces on either side. Here, we used identical light fixtures and nightstands to create classical symmetry in this space.

Number Seven Art Piece in Master Bedroom

Number Seven Art Piece in Master Bedroom

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Add Texture on the Walls. An exposed brick accent wall painted soft gray provides an unexpected textural element in this bedroom. On the opposite wall, a wooden number sign adds even more dimension and personalizes the space for this family of 7.

Look Up to Save Space. In a small bedroom, every inch of bedside table space matters. Try hanging pendant lighting rather than using classic lamps not only to create visual interest, but also to free up valuable space for books, flowers and other nighttime essentials.

Going Midcentury Modern

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See how Fixer Upper 's Chip and Jo transformed this 1950s home into a retro masterpiece.

From Bauhaus to Our House

Where's Don Draper?

Spare and Clean

A Kitchen Revealed

Nature as Backdrop

Meet the Homeowners

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AFTER

A Truly Blank Canvas

Dining Room, AFTER

Dining Room, AFTER

Dining Room, Detail

Dining Room, Detail

Living Room, BEFORE

Living Room, AFTER

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Living Room, Detail

Kitchen, BEFORE

Kitchen, BEFORE

Kitchen, AFTER

Kitchen, AFTER

Kitchen, Detail, AFTER

Kitchen Detail, AFTER

Kitchen, Detail, AFTER

Kitchen, Detail, AFTER

Kitchen, Detail

Kitchen, Detail

Coffee Nook

Work Station

Bedroom Suite and Hallway, BEFORE

Master Bedroom, BEFORE

Master Suite Bedroom, AFTER

Master Suite, Detail

Master Suite, Detail

Master Suite, Detail

Master Bath, BEFORE

Master Bath, AFTER

Master Bath, Detail

Master Bath, Detail

Nursery, BEFORE

Nursery, AFTER

Nursery, AFTER

Nursery, Detail

Nursery, Detail

Nursery, Detail

Nursery, Detail

Nursery, Detail

Front Entry, AFTER

Back Patio, AFTER

Back Patio, Detail

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Behind the Scenes, THE REVEAL

Behind the Scenes

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Behind the Scenes: Happy Birthday, Chip!

Behind the Scenes: Happy Birthday, Chip!

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