This is Joanna Gaines’ Favorite Room to Make Over

updated May 3, 2019
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You’ve heard it before: kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. And while kitchens and baths are great neither is actually Joanna Gaines’ favorite room in a home to make over. So which room is it?

The Fixer Upper star and queen of shabby-chic recently dished to Apartment Therapy that she much prefers designing nurseries. “Any nursery I’ve ever done—to me, that was my favorite thing—because I didn’t want to do your typical pink or blue,” says the mom of four. They rank as her favorite because they are so deeply “personal and sweet,” she says.

After designing nurseries for her own children, and making over countless other spaces for babies in and around Fixer Upper’s setting in Waco, Texas, Gaines says the secret to defying traditional baby stereotypes is simple. Ultimately, it’s about giving each baby a truly personal space, one with colors and elements that will help each child cultivate their own distinctive personality.

In honor of Joanna’s favorite room, we’re taking a look at these two memorable Fixer Upper nurseries.

Chabby-Chic Nursery

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What’s a Joanna Gaines-designed nursery without some shabby-chic farmhouse decor? The light heather grey on the walls is an interesting neutral which has the ability to grow along with the baby into early childhood, and even adolescence. This soft colors and soft light in this nursery guarantee sweet dreams.

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A signature element of a Gaines’ nursery are no doubt the varied, yet soft hues she uses on the walls. The soft blue-grey paint color used here has the ability to work across genders, making it a nice spin on traditional baby colors.This nursery does farmhouse-glam in a totally tasteful way. The elegant chandelier adds a dose of character and is actually an original piece Gaines salvaged from the home’s living room.

Looking for a Fixer Upper-Inspired nursery? Here are the big takeaways: (1) a stunning light fixture (2) soft, cool wall colors (3) a crib bed skirt (4) a large area rug, (5) a signature farmhouse decor element. Bam! Insta-Gaines nursery.