I’m really excited to start a new series – teaching you how to “get the look” of popular rooms. I have SO many people tell me that they see things on Pinterest, design shows, or blogs, but they don’t even know where to start to get those elements into their homes.
I’m hoping that I can help break down design elements in really inspiring rooms to give you a plan of how you could incorporate these designs in your home.
It’s only fitting that the first one would be the ever popular Joanna Gaines’ kitchen (PS – I don’t have cable to watch Fixer Upper, but I watch it through Amazon!)
Everything about this space is just beautiful! She’s designed it down to the last detail, and it’s super inspiring.
Here’s how YOU can get the look (or certain parts of this look!) for your own home:
- Wooden Beams. These add amazing character to any space, and are actually surprisingly simple to install yourself. This tutorial from Jenna Sue Design is really in-depth and helpful!
- Shiplap. Made famous by Fixer Upper, this wall treatment is wildly popular! It brings a timeless feel to any room, and can be installed on the walls or the ceiling. Here’s a great step-by-step tutorial for bringing shiplap into your home.
- Pendant Lights. Joanna used multiple lights in her kitchen to amp up the drama, but I think you could use just one of these lights and make a beautiful statement as well.
- Antique Sign. I looked for signs like this for our kitchen makeover alllll over the place with little luck. Things were either too big, too small, or too expensive. I made my own sign (it’s EASY and inexpensive – here’s the tutorial!). This Etsy shop also has some pretty cute & inexpensive options. (Updated to add: found this sign for $35 that’s pretty darn close to the one in Joanna’s kitchen – love!)
- Chunky Open Shelving. We love how our open shelving looks in our farmhouse kitchen, and I get questions on my Instagram pictures of our kitchen all the time! I used wood from our local hardware shop for our first kitchen makeover, but the chunky wood shelving gives SO much more interest to a space. We found a local reclaimed wood source and asked the people there for help finding the best wood for our project. We found very thick cuts of wood, sanded them down, and left them natural to add a rustic farmhouse look.
- Subway Tiling. Subway tiles are classic, beautiful, and never go out of style. The best part is – they’re really inexpensive! We used 3X6 subway tiles in our kitchen (in our bathroom too!) with pre-mixed charcoal gray grout. Love this look!
- Farmhouse Sink. Ah, such a classic piece! This one has a really competitive price and great reviews.
- Concrete Counter Tops. Doing this yourself is messy, and not for the faint of heart, but it can be done on such a low budget! This is a great tutorial to follow if you’d be interested in doing this yourself.
What do you think? Will you add any of these elements to your kitchen now?
If you have any inspiration pictures you’d like to see featured in the next “Get the Look” post, e-mail them to [email protected] or leave a link in the comments!
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