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27 Decorating Tips We Learned From “Fixer Upper” Star Joanna Gaines’ Beautiful Instagram Account

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1. It's always about the finishing touches.

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2. Keep things clean and simple.

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3. If you're going for a timeless look, then it's all about the black and white tiles.

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4. Make things personal with a creative note.

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5. Texture, texture, texture, texture.

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6. Restoration is the way to go. Just because it's old doesn't mean it can't be new again.

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7. Pick up some metal mesh, chalkboards, magnets and a wooden frame to create an epic chore chart that will trick your kids into thinking chores are cool.

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8. If you have drop ceilings, find some fun antique ceiling tins to jazz the place up.

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9. Use white and a fun color to brighten up a room.

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10. Washboards aren't just washboards...

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11. ...and window frames aren't just window frames.

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12. Reclaimed wood is perfect for updating plain built-ins.

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13. Make your spaces functional! You might as well use whatever you're putting on that rack.

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14. Pipes just aren't for water anymore, folks.

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15. Eclectic vintage drinking glasses and napkin ring holders will make people ooh and ahh when they come over for a meal.

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16. Throw in some wood accents to help balance out a room with different colors and patterns.

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17. There's always room to add more plants...

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19. Create some open shelving to give your kitchen an airy feel.

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20. Wanna make those new French doors look old? Install a surface bolt and old door knob hardware.

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21. Use a technique called "German smear" to a give bricks a more cottage-like feel.

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22. If you're going for a vintage look, it's all about distressing the furniture.

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23. Light fixtures are a way to add character and define a room.

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24. If you really think about it, anything can be storage.

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25. Use woodstumps to create fun bedside tables, vanities, coffee bars, and more.

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26. Putting sliding doors in your home is more than doable (and doesn't cost a fortune). It's all about getting the track!

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27. And, finally, in true Joanna fashion, you need to get some natural light goin' on in your home.

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