10 Ways to Use the Shiplap Look

The beautiful modern farmhouse trend has made the shiplap look very popular, but this clean, timeless wall treatment is super versatile. The look can be achieved using actual shiplap that has a special notch aligning with the next board to form a water-tight seal, tongue and groove which uses interlocking wood pieces to add strength, or by simply nailing wooden or MDF boards to the wall. It makes sense in a variety of styles and adds interest to spaces throughout the house. I love it painted a fresh white, but it makes a rustic statement when left raw or looks modern painted black. Take a look at these 10 different ways to transform a space with shiplap. Thanks for stopping by!




Estillo Project


Estillo Project

STYLING TIP: Add drama to your space with an unconventional ceiling paint. Go dark to create coziness or a high-sheen white to reflect the light for a bright fresh finish.

BECKI OWENS Black Shiplap Ceiling

Tamara Magel

Statement Wall

BECKI OWENS Shiplap Statement Wall

Joanna Gaines

BECKI OWENS Shiplap Vertical Wall Detail

Amber Interiors

STYLE TIP: Try using shiplap like the statement wall in the kitchen above. It plays nicely against the horizontal open shelving.


BECKI OWENS Shiplap Dining Nook2

Kate Marker Interiors

BECKI OWENS Shiplap Nook

Heather Bullard


BECKI OWENS Shiplap Bathroom

Kate Marker Interiors

BECKI OWENS Shiplap Bathroom 3

Tracy Lynn Studio

Range Hood

BECKI OWENS Shiplap Range Hood

The Inspired Room

STYLE TIP: Continuing your wall shiplap on to your range hood creates a continuous line that can make small kitchens appear larger.

BECKI OWENS Shiplap Range Hood 2

Roundtree Construction



BECKI OWENS Shiplap Fireplace2

Blackband Design


BECKI OWENS Shiplap Hallway

Addison’s Wonderland


BECKI OWENS Shiplap Entry2

Robert Stilin

BECKI OWENS Shiplap Entry

Park and Oak Design


BECKI OWENS Shiplap Mudroom Nook

Joanna Gaines

STYLE TIP: Keep your shiplap natural to add warmth and interest to an all white space.

BECKI OWENS Shiplap Mudroom

The House on Nottingham


BECKI OWENS Shiplap Exterior

Blackband Design



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