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21 WAYS TO GET THE FIXER UPPER LOOK

Ever since Chip and Joanna Gaines began gracing our screens on the HGTV show Fixer Upper, we've been utterly captivated by both their warm personalities and the distinctive Fixer Upper style they infuse into every project.

Over the past week, it's been a joy sharing various Fixer Upper inspired nursery designs with you. Today, we venture a step further by outlining 21 strategies to capture the essence of the modern farmhouse look—a signature of the Fixer Upper style—in your baby's nursery.


21 ways to get the fixer upper modern farmhouse look

1.chalkboards

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Joanna frequently uses chalkboards in her Fixer Upper designs. The chalkboards add both visual interest and functionality to the space. You too can incorporate chalkboards in your nursery design and use them to record feeding times or to write inspirational messages.


2.Over sized Clocks


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Time and time again Joanna uses over-sized wall clocks in her Fixer Upper Designs. A beautiful clock will allow you to keep track of time while bringing the fixer upper vibe to your baby's nursery. 


3. GALVANIZED METAL PLANTERS

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One of Joanna's signature design staples-galvanized planters pop up in so many of her Fixer Upper designs. Use galvanized planters in your baby's nursery to fill up the walls and bring in some greenery indoors.


4.PIPE SHELVING

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From DIY pipe shelving to store bought, pipe shelving has become hugely popular thanks to Joanna's frequent use of them in her Fixer Upper designs. When designing your baby's nursery use these shelves to display baby's things.


5.VASES

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When it comes to flower arrangements, Joanna uses everything from glass bottles to mason jars. To get the quintessential Fixer Upper style, go for something that has a rustic look.


6.METAL CARDHOLDERS

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Metal cardholders are yet another Fixer Upper style staple that you notice in Joanna's designs. Use them in your baby's room to display treasured photos and special cards.


7. WOOD STUMPS

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Bring  interest and warmth to your baby's nursery by incorporating wood stumps and tree slices in your design. From DIY night stands to shelves, the possibilities are endless.


8.BLACK AND WHITE

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While Joanna uses a lot of white in her designs, she also incorporates black pieces to ground the space. So, be sure to add contrasting pieces of furniture to your baby's room to get the unique Fixer Upper look.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

9.METAL VERSES

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One of Joanna's favorite Fixer Upper style staples are the beautiful and meaningful metal verses she hangs on the walls in most of the Fixer Upper homes. Hang a beautiful saying in the nursery to give the nursery some Fixer Upper style.


10.LIGHTING FIXTURES

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No matter the room, Joanna always picks the perfect lighting to complement her Fixer Upper style. When picking lighting for the nursery, go for a fabulous statement piece .


11.WOODEN SIGNS

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The wood signs that Joanna includes in her Fixer Upper designs add character to the spaces. Consider adding a wood sign to the nursery, one that's made from reclaimed wood or go bold with a powerful message for the little one.


12.LETTERS

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Joanna uses vintage letters in her Fixer Upper designs quite often. Give your baby's nursery a  bold yet personal touch by adding letters.


13.POPS OF COLOR

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Fixer Upper homes are known for their light and airy feel. Use accessories to add a pop of color and bring some drama to the baby's room.


14.MAPS

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Old maps abundant with charm is a Fixer Upper favorite. Gather some old maps from antiquing and add character to the baby's room.


15.LAYERING

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With the neutral palette that Joanna sticks to in her designs, layering plays an important role. Add interest, texture and depth to the nursery by layering fabrics, textures, rugs etc


16.FRAMES

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Joanna uses old frames in her Fixer Upper designs to create depth in the space. From shadow boxes to old frames, you too can use frames creatively in your nursery design.


17.MIRRORS

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We've seen mirrors used in some of our favorite Fixer Upper designs to bring light and create depth. Mirrors can be used to the same effect in your nursery design. Just make sure you place it away from the crib and baby's reach.


18.WOODEN TRAYS

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From old wooden trays to trays made from repurposed wood, arguably every Fixer Upper design includes a few of them. When picking accessories for the nursery, you can't go wrong with incorporating these multi tasking wooden trays.


19.SHIP LAP

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Is there ever a Fixer Upper design that does not involve shiplap? If you are digging the shiplap look, you too can use salvaged or new pine boards to create the look in your baby's nursery.


20.CREATIVE WALL DECOR

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Joanna is known to get quite creative with her Fixer Upper wall decor and has used everything from bicycles to wind mills in her designs. Look for pieces that are both creative and functional as you design your baby's nursery.


21.SHUTTERS

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Shutters are yet another signature Fixer Upper style staple that Joanna uses to bring a vintage look to her designs. Use beautiful weathered shutters in the nursery to not only fill a blank space but also to display photos and cards.

If you are fans of Joanna and Chip's hit HGTV show Fixer Upper and would like your baby's nursery to have that modern farmhouse look,  just incorporate a few of their design staples in to the nursery design. You'll be feeling the Fixer Upper vibe in no time!

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