5 Genius Property Brothers Design Ideas to Use at Home

HGTV is home to so many of our favorite shows, from Fixer Upper to Home Town. I know I could spend countless hours watching Joanna choosing paint colors and Chip knocking down walls on demo day (especially with Joanna’s pumpkin cream cheese bread in hand).

Property Brothers is yet another home makeover show we have grown to love. Jonathan and Drew have a way of making every home sophisticated and thankfully, you can execute many of their tips on your own with the help of some paint and a few new pieces of decor!

The Best Property Brothers Design Ideas

1. Choose Paint That Works Wonders

Add contrast or brighten up a room with a dab of paint. Get creative with it and paint featured walls or fun and funky shapes or patterns for visual interest. To make things even easier, Jonathan and Drew handpicked their favorite paint colors they swear never go out of style, like classic gray, muted white and a wonderful blue-green color. No matter what color you choose, just make sure to avoid these paint colors.

2. Add Lamps for Cozy Ambience

Lamp recommended by the property brothers

Lamp recommended by the property brothers

Overhead lights can make rooms feel sterile or unwelcoming. Glowy, warm lamp light brings a homey feel to any room. Lamps not only provide the mood lighting of your dreams, but they also allow you to add more personality to your space. The Property Brothers love using lighting to warm up reading nooks and workspaces. Modern homes need this abstract gold lamp or this patterned black lamp. Or if you’re going for more of an industrial look, try this textured silver lamp.

3. Use a Rug to Tie the Room Together

Rugs can separate rooms, tie in your room’s color palette and give your space that extra “wow” factor with added color and texture. The brothers have pulled out this trick numerous times to bring balance and harmony to their makeovers. This hint is especially helpful for open-concept rooms that need separation. The Scott brothers have a line of different rug options to choose from, including this black and white geometric pattern and a floral burst design.

4. Warm Up a Space with Gold Accents

Gold End Table

Gold End Table

Most, if not every, Property Brothers makeover includes a sprinkling of gold accents throughout the home. You can easily incorporate this metallic with small home decor pieces like planters or sculptures or go bigger by styling a gold end table in your living room or bedroom. Gold accents are a great way to add a pop of color to an all-white kitchen, too. Just swap out cabinet knobs and drawer pulls with shiny, beautiful gold ones. Don’t miss Drew and Jonathan’s top-tier ideas for kitchen cabinets!

5. Remember That Functionality Is as Important as Style

Sure, it’s important to have a cute space, but functionality is key to keeping that space nice, tidy and organized. Limit counter clutter by placing toiletries or fruit inside a sleek decorative bowl. Or free up essential cabinet space by moving your drinkware and liquor to a bar cabinet or bar cart and using a cute flatware caddy to have utensils within easy reach.

Before you start a DIY project, consult Jonathan Scott’s favorite paint colors and painting tips that minimize cleanup.

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