10 Places To Use Shiplap In Your Home
This farmhouse style wall treatment has been making a splash in homes everywhere. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the trend, shiplap is a type of wooden board that interlocks with one another to create a distinct horizontal (or vertical) paneling, often used in barns or rustic settings. Since it’s increasing popularity, designers have incorporated shiplap in interiors of varying styles, from modern to rustic to traditional. Check out our style tips below on where to use shiplap and how it uniquely stands out in each room!
1. Walk The Line In The Foyer
Constructing shiplap in an entryway is a welcoming feature. Plus, the continuation of lines from the staircase treads to the wood panels give the illusion of a more expanded space.
2. Change Direction In The Kitchen
Vertically paneling the shiplap adds a modern feel, especially in this kitchen, where the contrast of the horizontal open shelving is bold against the vertical shiplap!
3. Statement Wall In The Bedroom
Looking to add character to your personal space? Apply a painted statement wall in your bedroom. Not only does it add an accent of texture and color, but it is also a great backdrop for a luxurious headboard and bedside tables.
4. Meet Me Halfway In The Bathroom
Probably one of the most popular shiplap applications is to bathrooms. It’s a small space to add a large impact to. Break up the space by creating a half wall. This way you can keep that clean white elegance while also topping it off with a bold splash of color with paint or wallpaper.
5. Focal Fireplace
A shiplap fireplace creates more of a focal point on the fireplace wall rather than just the fireplace itself, drawing the eye up and giving the space some height. Leaving the wood panels in it’s raw dark form makes for a more rustic element.
6. Gain Perspective In The Hallway
This shiplap formation in this hallway immediately draws your eye straight to the focal point of the space, which is the window. The view in which we would be standing is creating parallel lines, giving us an intended point of perspective.
7. Look Up In The Living Room
Something unexpected would be to panel your ceiling. Even with coffered ceilings the variety of lines and shapes would tie your living space together. Add a mirror to your mantel, to replicate the wood panel lines in the reflection to add the illusion of a larger space.
8. Add An Accent In The Reading Nook
It wouldn’t be a shiplap blog post without mentioning designer and farmhouse style expert Joanna Gaines. An innovative way to add an accent feature to your nook is lining the alcove with shiplap. It gives that small space some depth and creates a cozy environment to read in!
9. Backdrop Bookcase
A really fun way to sneak in shiplap without overpowering your space is to incorporate it in a built-in or even a pantry. This gives the objects on the shelves a beautiful yet simple and consistent backdrop.
10. Line It Up In The Laundry Room
Why not add some style to one of the most frequented places in your home? This laundry room is painted white and has wide planks with thicker spacing to create a clean open space with a pop of contrast. The herringbone pattern in the dark floor tiles perfectly offsets the horizontal lines on the bright walls.
And there you have it! I hope this shiplap style guide has inspired you to redesign and that we have given helpful ideas on how to transform your empty space into a shiplap sensation!
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