Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve likely heard of Chip and Joanna Gaines. Whether you are an HGTV connoisseur, strolled by their books in the bookstore or seen their decor line in stores, you’ve somehow seen this family’s name in the past few years. While Chip is more responsible for the muscle work, Joanna has a different muscle that she exercises in her interior design talents. The comfortable southern farmhouse style is desired by homeowners across the nation. Consider a few of these tips to have your home looking like Joanna was there!
Overlooked areas should create a statement.
Most people would normally glance at the stairs and continue going about their day. However, it is a prominent feature in the home and should be designed as such. Look into different patterns or wood textures to add between each step for an eye-catching accent.
Blend the old with the new.
One of the best things about the modern farmhouse style is the feeling of being in an old home with modern technologies and accents. If you like bold colors, consider painting the bottom cabinets in your kitchen while leaving the top cabinets white. This will not only keep a color from overpowering your space, but will also leave a timeless feel for comfort.
Warm-up ceilings with wood.
Wood is definitely not the first choice when designing or remodeling a ceiling, but the cozy factor is increased when you open up to the possibility. A high contrast color palette throughout the home can be balanced out with wood and add to the southern atmosphere.
Shiplap, shiplap, shiplap.
The word “shiplap” is synonymous with Chip and Jo. An enormous number of homes they’ve flipped on their show have had natural shiplap exposed which brought about the ongoing trend of adding shiplap if you don’t already have it. Whether you are creating an accent wall or building a new home and want shiplap throughout, it is an extremely versatile material that has become a staple in homes all around.
It would be easy to sit down with Joanna Gaines for days to hear all of her insights about interior design. These tips are just a start but are sure to give your home a charming, southern feel in no time.