Fixer Upper Is Ending, But These Design Tips Will Live On

Earlier today, Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that season 5 will be the last for HGTV's beloved Fixer Upper. Naturally, fans had shiplap-induced freak-outs: But where will we get our dose of rustic-chic, yet classic decor and giant clocks?

Let's think positively, everyone. For one thing, we'll still have the Gaines' recently announced Target collection, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia (it launches November 5). And, most importantly, we'll always have all of the design advice we've learned from the couple.

So if you're already feeling Fixer Upper withdrawal, just know you're not alone — and that you can always get your shiplap fix on Instagram and Pinterest. Or, just read the tips ahead. Don't you feel better already?

Click through to read some of our favorite design tips from Fixer Upper.

1. Keep it open. Open-plan spaces allow for more usable square footage, even if you live in a teeny-tiny apartment, according to Joanna.
2. It's the little things that matter — so pay attention to the accents. "Textiles, like rugs and throw blankets and pillows, are the finishing touches that really make a room feel finished," Joanna told People. "If you’re redecorating, don’t count them out."
3. You can make something new old again. "New fireplace made to look old... We used antique bricks to build a fireplace where there was once one originally built 100 years ago," Joanna captioned this Insta post.
Distressing can also give a piece of furniture a vintage look.
4. Plants can liven up any room.
And they look great on open shelving.
5. Learning new skills keeps you nimble. Joanna recently took a watercoloring class, and now she can have kickass wall decor to show for it.
6. Every room should have a focal point. Where do we get these trippy flower light fixtures?
7. Shiplap isn't just for walls. You guys, these shiplap stairs.
8. Finally, don't be afraid to combine styles and be yourself. "The art of design is in telling your own story and there's no rule that says you can't blend styles that you love," says Joanna.
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