If you love Fixer Upper from HGTV, then you already know Joanna Gaines. Together with her husband Chip, Joanna rehabs houses to turn them into dream homes. Their family brand, Magnolia, has blossomed into a huge company, which will soon be their own television network. The Magnolia headquarters in Waco, Texas includes their silo event center, a coffee shop, and they will soon have a new hotel. Basically, Joanna Gaines is a force to be reckoned with, and she definitely knows her way around an interior renovation. People around the world look up to her as an expert in interior design, so her advice is truly valuable. Here are some of her top tips for decorating your home.
20. Identify Your Favorite Design Style
Before you get started on designing your house, try to identify your favorite design style, as well as your partner’s. This gives you a great starting point of where to begin with your home makeover. In her book HomeBody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines helps you identify what your favorite interior design style is. Are you a fan of modern, bohemian, farmhouse, or industrial? If you are not sure what to call your style, do some research on Pinterest, and save the decor style that jumps out at you. Once you start to find boards with pins of a certain style, try to identify what those styles are called, so that you know how to articulate your taste.
If you live together with a partner, it’s also important to get their feedback so that you can find some common ground. Show them your Pinterest board with all of your favorite designs, and pay attention to their reaction on what you can both agree on. Both people should feel happy in the home that they share together. So it might require a bit of time and compromise. However, it’s best to try to find something that you can both agree on, instead of one person taking the lead with the house redesign.