Shiplap became popular around the early days of HGTV’s hit show, Fixer Upper, however it was not always used for making a room feel rustic and timeless. Shiplap is made up of wood boards, traditionally stacked on top of each other horizontally, and was originally used in homes to keep out wind and water. It was never actually meant to be seen.
Today you can add shiplap to any room, whether it be in a kitchen to give it a warm farmhouse style flare, or in a living room for a modern cozy twist. You can see shiplap being installed in all types of ways and painted an array of different bold colors. You don’t always have to stack the boards horizontally, like how they are typically used; you can spice up a space by laying shiplap vertically or even in a chevron pattern! Below I am highlighting some of the ways I have incorporated shiplap into our designs that hopefully will inspire you to think of different ways you can modernize shiplap in your home!
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TRADITIONAL – HORIZONTAL SHIPLAP:
Powder room above featured in a project coming soon!🤫 The shiplap was installed the traditional horizontal pattern then painted white. The shiplap acts as an accessory to the wood vanity, giving the space a true rustic feel.
Fireplace above featured in ‘60’s Colonial Reveal: Modern Rustic Style!’ with the shiplap installed on the entire fireplace wall with a modern twist: a fun blue-gray paint color. View Whole Project HERE!
Pantry above featured in a project coming soon!🤫 The shiplap was painted white and installed vertically to draw yours eyes up to those pretty brushed gold sconces. This shiplap design compliments the modern farmhouse inspired look while also acting as a backdrop against the reclaimed wood countertop and dark cabinetry..
Light box shiplap design above featured in ‘Run Down Tear Down Goes Ultra Modern!’ with in a chevron pattern and painted a traditional white! Light boxes are great ways to add interest over a kitchen island, and adding an extra pattern really makes it fun. View Whole Project HERE!
Living Room above featured in ‘Run Down Tear Down Goes Ultra Modern!’ with the shiplap installed in a chevron pattern, flanking the floor to ceiling fireplace. This pattern mimics the light boxes in the kitchen. View Whole Project HERE!
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