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The Definitive Guide to a Chip-and-Joanna-Style Home Makeover

Chip and Joanna Gaines were the stars of HGTV’s hit home makeover show Fixer Upper. Even though the show aired its final episode early last year, many people still subscribe to the duo’s renovation style, which is a mix of rustic and modern to create a perfectly comfortable look and feel.

While Chip and Joanna only worked on properties in Waco, Texas, you can still emulate their style in your Murray, Utah home. Let’s start from the inside out.

A Relaxing Master Bedroom

Your bedroom is the place where you lounge, relax, and sleep so it’s important to make it a tranquil paradise. One of Joanna’s rules for creating this restful atmosphere is to use neutral tones, especially gray and white. These shades on the walls make for an ideal backdrop for any decorative element you want to add later on. Plus, light-colored walls give a spacious feel to any room.

Another of Joanna’s tricks is to maximize the amount of natural light coming in. She avoids dark and heavy drapery, sticking instead to white curtains or skipping them entirely. Wall designs and other décor should also be objects that reflect and appeal to your own personality.

An Inviting Kitchen

One of the most popular home renovations projects is a kitchen remodel. Whenever Chip and Joanna tackle a property’s kitchen, they always find a way to work an island and vintage barstools into the remodel.

In your Murray property’s kitchen, try matching the vintage barstools with quartz kitchen countertops and a textured island with a wooden base. This creates the perfect mix of modern and rustic elements that Fixer Upper renovations embody.

A Comfortable Living Room

Rustic modern living room

Chip and Joanna love to remove walls or widen doorways to make one room flow into another. Open floor plans like this create a seamless and extended feel to your living room. Joanna also likes to use natural materials to keep the vibe cozy; so, natural fiber rugs like jute are a good option to soften the look of hardwood floors.

Finally, shiplap. Chip and Joanna can whip out shiplap like they have a secret stash of it somewhere. Your living room is the perfect space to channel this design element. Whether you patch up an entire wall with painted shiplap or use it as wainscoting, this rough-hewn wood paneling can add texture to your wall, giving it a farmhouse feel.

A Fabulous Frontage

Fixer Upper is famous for their after-makeover reveal. A house-sized rollback poster always reveals a beautiful porch and greener landscape.

To copy the Fixer Upper look, choose a front door painted a dark hue or a natural wood version for a rustic feel that matches what’s inside your home. You can also flank the front door with twin planters filled with greenery to add life to your porch.

Speaking of porches, another cozy touch that Chip and Joanna like to add is a pair of rocking chairs or a comfortable porch swing to maximize use of the space. At any time of the day, you can sit and relax, with your beautifully landscaped front yard in view.

If you’re looking to renovate your home, whether for your own needs or because you’re planning on selling it, look no further than Chip and Joanna Gaines for inspiration. It’s good to keep in mind, though, that while they provide you with ideas, you still need to show your own personality in your home design.