Hand's up if you like Fixer Upper style?
Yup. So many people love the show and are drawn to Chip and Joanna.
It's an easy style to implement and feels extra cozy and lived in.
But what if you don't live in Waco, Texas and therefore have exactly zero chances of the dynamic duo coming to make over your house?
You create the look yourself.
Really. You can do it!
So how do you get fixer upper style no matter where you live?
Reduce the clutter. Clean out the closets. Use multi purpose pieces. Use one large piece instead of several smaller pieces. Do everything you can to simplify your home.
Plants breathe life into a space. Literally. They help clean the air and make indoor spaces much more livable.
3. Extend living space outside
This one is easy if you live in Waco, Texas but it's a little bit trickier if you live in Canada like we do or even in the Northern States. You know. Because snow. But we do have several good months that can be enjoyed out doors. Clean off the patio. Hose down the cushions. Eat dinner outside. Add some indoor elements like candlesticks and comfy throws. Sit by an outdoor fire and just breathe. Make the most of the good weather.
4. Architectural salvage and industrial elements
Also another easy one if you live in the south. Somehow it seems that the Canadian locals have figured out the value in what they have and architectural salvage and industrial elements are 1. harder to come by and 2. way more expensive than they are in Alabama and Texas. But good deals can still be found if you look.
5. Neutrals & Texture
There's not a lot of explanation needed here. If you've been around here for any length of time at all you know how much I adore neutrals. Seriously. They're so relaxing in a space – and are not at all boring if you use a lot of textures.
Can you think of any other major ways to get fixer upper style no matter where you live? Any other elements really say “fixer upper style” to you?