15 Ways with Shiplap
When it comes to adding cottage appeal to a home, few elements hold a candle to the power of shiplap. Beloved for its rustic charm and natural look, shiplap is a classic no matter whether it’s painted, stained, or au natural. Take a look through our collection for inspiration on how to introduce this timeless look in your home.
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When it comes to adding cottage appeal to a home, few elements hold a candle to the power of shiplap.
Open Kitchen with Shiplap Walls
Tailored shiplap walls made of paint-grade wood contrast with the rough-hewn floors and ceiling. The wall’s subtle hue (Lambswool by Pratt & Lambert) keeps the space feeling both casual and antique.
Simple Shiplap Den
The homeowner discovered a gold mine of shiplap walls under layers of wood paneling and wallpaper. She kept them simple with a coat of white paint trimmed in a warm putty color (White Heron and Sticks & Stones by Sherwin-Williams).
Cottage Shiplap Bath
Keeping the shiplap walls a subtle shade (Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore) doesn’t draw attention away from the beautiful millwork and natural logs.
Shiplap Under the Stairs
The lost space under the stairs is reclaimed into a cozy nook with the addition of shiplap walls in a warm and inviting hue. We love that the shiplap is continued onto the underside of the staircase. The upholstered chair paired with a vintage chest makes the space a true landing spot.
Clean and Crisp Shiplap Kitchen
The entire kitchen, including the refrigerator and freezer, are clad in shiplap. Continuing the cohesive look to include these large appliances keeps them from becoming too dominant in the room.
Shiplap Gallery Stair Wall
Shiplap walls provide a rustic backdrop for a gallery wall. To create a similar look, start by hanging two or three larger pieces along the wall, and then fill in with smaller ones. Mix the subject matter and frame styles for more interest.
Gothic Door Surrounded by White Shiplap
Between the Gothic door design and classic shiplap walls, this spot under a stairway will be a focal point for passersby.
Shiplap in a Cabin Kitchen
When it came time for the homeowners to restore the kitchen in this circa 1856 cabin, they decided to finish out the kitchen with shiplap wood painted a rich neutral (Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore) rather than trying to match the 150-year-old chinked log walls.
Charleston Historic Shiplap Kitchen
The homeowners wanted their kitchen to look as if it had been added on in the early 20th century. That meant shiplap walls, no upper cabinets, mahogany countertops, and unlacquered brass hardware. They either hid appliances, such as the refrigerator, or chose versions that had a vintage vibe. With its creamy finish and brass accents, you would think at first glance that the range was from decades ago.
White Shiplap Bath with Interest
White tile and walls can make for a clean look. However, a flood of white can leave something to be desired. Here, shiplap walls and small-scale striped rugs add interest to the predominantly white room.
Subtle Green Shiplap Kitchen
Shiplap walls painted Oyster Bay by Sherwin-Williams contrast with the darker cabinets painted Pewter Green by Sherwin-Williams.
Foyer with Vertical Shiplap
When renovating and updating this Atlanta home, designer Suzanne Kasler left the original brick floor in the entry and added shiplap paneling to the walls. “It really changed everything and added an architectural element,” she says. Classic white walls (Linen White by Benjamin Moore) contrast with the rustic feel of the floors.
Rustic Shiplap Kitchen
The homeowner initially set out to pickle the yellow pine shiplap walls in her farmhouse’s kitchen but ultimately decided she liked the look of raw wood rife with saw marks and stress cracks.
Sweeping Shiplap Staircase
This stairway’s sweeping ceiling and shiplap walls turn what would be just an ordinary passageway in most homes into a beautiful space.
Beachy White Shiplap Kitchen
In this Low Country home shiplap blends with the coastal decor, proving to be a bit of a chameleon. The stunning views remain the focal point in the space with walls that act as a simply clad frame for the gorgeous surroundings.