Since the rise of Fixer Upper, the TV show that America has fallen in love with, shiplap has become a household name! The pretty technique of overlapping boards to form rustic looking walls has become the go-to for the perfect farmhouse look. The boards and the style are traditionally used as siding on exteriors of sheds and barns, but it looks amazing inside as well. Whether you whitewash it, or leave it natural, it can add a subtle cohesion to any room (yes, even a bathroom). Joanna Gaines adds quite a bit of white shiplap to her project homes, but there’s a lot of other ways to use it to freshen up a space. Here are a few of our favorite inspiration photos:
We love the calming blue tones and gray shiplap in the bathroom above; it makes us feel like we are at the beach! Not every room has to have a farmhouse look, though. Shiplap can even be incorporated into a much more modern look.
This was my favorite home on the Portland Street of dreams tour. It is a mix of Farmhouse meets the Hamptons. I love the mix of textures in the shiplap, marble countertops and flooring. The added glow from the barn pendant light fixture keep it fresh and industrial. Here, the shiplap extends across the walls and is mimicked in the gray built-in-hutch. This is such a gorgeous take on the style!
Lastly, a beautiful take on shiplap in the kitchen, placed as the backsplash instead of the classic subway tile. The mix of white and brass keep the visual interest, and the stainless steel appliances add highlights as well as function. Did you know you can also fake the look of shiplap? If you’re on a tight budget, you can try faux shiplap like THIS blog did, with beautiful results (not as long-lasting as true shiplap, so beware if you’re trying to invest in a long term look).
Recently, we are having shiplap run horizontal above a fireplace in a room with 20' ceilings. In the same house, running down a long hallway, we have had a very tall wainscoting made out of vertical shiplap boards installed. This is going to be the prettiest hallway ever! The wainscoting will be topped with a beautiful patterned wallpaper in a neutral hue. I will share photos from this house once it is all complete!
Love shiplap like we do? Where would you hang some in your home?