Shop the Look: Create Your Own Fixer Upper

If you follow home design trends, you know the “Fixer Upper” look has been getting a lot of press lately, thanks to the dynamic duo behind Waco, Texas’ Magnolia Homes, Chip and Joanna Gaines. If you’re a fan of their show on HGTV, or just a fan of their classic and trendy style, you can create your own Fixer Upper house without moving to the Lone Star State. All you need are new Pella® windows and doors – and someone with a knack for installation.* Here are a few ways to incorporate Chip and Joanna’s signature modern, rustic and lived-in look in your home.

Rustic, dark mahogany front door, exterior view

Make a Statement From the Start

The right entry door can say a lot about the overall look and feel of your home. Achieve a rustic entry door look with Pella’s Architect Series® fiberglass door in a Dark Mahogany finish with matching sidelights, or a Dutch-style door with a custom grille pattern. Both doors are energy-efficient and will give you an authentic wood look – without the maintenance real wood requires.

Wood floors leading to large hinged patio doors overlooking the backyard

Elegant and Cozy Living Rooms

When you’re decorating your living room, consider choosing furniture that offers a bit of a weathered look. Leather or linen sofas are a great place to start. From there, you can accentuate the space with elegant Architect Series French patio doors, which can be completely customized to enhance your home’s design.

White on white furniture, windows, and walls create a sitting room fit for Joanna Gaines

White on White

According to Joanna Gaines, when in doubt, paint something white. Master the white-on-white, shabby chic look in your bedroom with Pella’s Modern Craftsman Ready Trim and Pella® 450 Series double-hung windows. The aesthetics created by these window options make them the perfect complement to any Fixer Upper home.

A home office with a rustic desk and wall with two black-trimmed windows on a white wall

It’s All About Contrast

One of the hallmarks of the Fixer Upper look is contrasting soft, rustic hues of white, cream and gray with stark black accents. Achieve this look with Pella 450 Series interior windows in black. These low-maintenance, ENERGY STAR® rated windows can create contrast between the light décor that’s in your home – so you can have a timeless look that will last for years.*

*Contact your local Pella sales representative to learn more about creating the “Fixer Upper” look with new windows and doors for your home.

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A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.