Shiplap may be overtaking subway tile as the wall accent everyone’s talking about. There’s just something about those clean, orderly boards that makes people swoon. Many credit Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” with popularizing the look, which they use to cover a variety of wall woes.
Since installing a shiplap accent wall is a DIY project you can accomplish in a weekend, you may even be tempted to give it a try yourself.
To get you inspired, here’s a look at how shiplap can work in every room.
Give visitors a warm welcome with wraparound shiplap.
A sliding barn door and open shelving complement shiplap’s rustic appeal.
Play up shiplap’s nautical side with crisp colors and wood accents.
In a small space, a single shiplap wall creates a big impact.
A large shiplap accent wall adds visual interest so you can keep wall art to a minimum.
A spacious bathroom can feel cold, but it becomes cozier when wrapped in shiplap.
Choosing a natural finish creates a rustic yet sophisticated spot for your more cerebral activities.
No windows? No problem. Traditional white shiplap brightens up any below-ground space.
Okay, not technically shiplap, but this organization system’s horizontal lines give you the same look, and tidiness to boot.
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Cat is editor of Zillow Porchlight.