12 Incredible Shiplap Walls
Shiplap refers to a special type of inter-locking board, similar to tongue-and-groove but with a tighter, overlapping fit. These wooden panels are easy to install, create an effective seal, and are an increasingly popular style choice for the inside of homes—from modern to rustic. It's no surprise that designers have gotten truly creative in how to use shiplap walls effectively. Here are some of the most beautiful examples we've found to help inspire your own updates.
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If you have a brick or stone fireplace, consider paneling your interior chimney with shiplap wall boards. And just remember to follow proper fire safety regulations
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Perfect Farmhouse Kitchen
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Stained/Distressed Shiplap Boards
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Shiplap Guest Bedroom
If you want to create a cozy bedroom for guests but just don't have that much room, use shiplap on the walls. And it can help even small spaces look fresh and inviting, especially if you keep everything in the room light and monochromatic.
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Shiplap and Rustic Wood Accents
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Friendly Bathroom Shiplap
When properly installed, shiplap boards are watertight and can be used in bathrooms. The paneling also keeps bathrooms from looking too cold and austere.
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Versatile Shiplap Entryway
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Shiplap and Stone
For more modern styles, combine a shiplap wall with stone or faux stone. Brick, marble and concrete also look great with shiplap, especially if you want to break up large sections of stone with warm paneling.
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Diagonal Shiplap Wall
Diagonal shiplap paneling is the perfect way to make a wall stand out. And if you think standard horizontal shiplap is too boring, experiment with different angles on your walls (especially around stairways, fireplaces and other high-profile areas).
Originally Published: August 27, 2019