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.
Perfect Farmhouse Kitchen
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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.
Shiplap and Rustic Wood Accents
Another growing trend is to use traditional painted shiplap walls but leave other nearby wood—such as beams, rafters and flooring—unpainted and rustic. The combination of the two types of wood is particularly inviting. In addition, look to see what it takes to install a shiplap ceiling.
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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.