Design Trend: Shiplap

Everywhere I turn (online), I see images of rooms covered with shiplap!  I think HGTV's Fixer Upper series has given new "attention" to the design element, thereby attributing to its recent gain in popularity.

In entryways and hallways...

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Martha O'Hara Interiors

For those unfamiliar, shiplap is a type of wooden board (like pine or other inexpensive wood) that's commonly used in the construction of barns, sheds, and the like.  It is basically wood paneling made from rough-sewn or milled wood boards.

In living areas...

Tillman Long Interiors

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In dining rooms...

Clayton & Little Architects

Amy Trowman Design

In bedrooms...

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House Beautiful

In bathrooms...

Nina Little Design

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In kitchens...

Shiplap isn't just for the walls.  You'll find them on ceilings too!  Shiplap can be left in its natural wood state, painted white, or painted in whatever color you prefer!

I like shiplap because it is architecturally interesting.  It adds a lot of depth and dimension to a space.  I've been mulling over adding shiplap to our own home.  Perhaps cladding one of the fireplaces, or installing it on the ceiling?!  The possibilities are limitless...

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  1. I absolutely love the ship lap. Such great photos you are sharing! Looking forward to following your blog
    : )


    1. Aww, thank you, Deb! So glad you left a comment, otherwise I would have never found your wonderful blog. I'll be following you too. :)


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