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by Liz Thompson

If you’ve yet to have a decent look at one of the hottest trends in home design, get ready to feast your eyes. Think shiplap is only simple, white paneling? It’s so much more, and more versatile than you think!

Mix It Up

Make a mix of vertical and horizontal patterns stand out by using both dark and light paint. A shiplap barn door looks pretty slick. And how fabulous is that leather chair against a charcoal background?

More Cottage Than Country

A sweet and serene bedroom of white shiplap mixed with neutral tones. Catching Zs would be no problem in this space.

Pattern Primer

Don’t be afraid to play with a variety of patterns. This grooved shiplap pairs up perfectly with a herringbone tile floor.

Countered and Productive

The balance between modern and rustic is uber appealing. Wood beams and shiplap, meet concrete and glass. Yum.

Shiplap Meets Boho

Surely shiplap can’t go boho. Oh yes, it can! Add your earthy elements (a colorful throw, sisal rug…) and you are golden.

Rustic Done Right

White shiplap in a bathroom lends a clean and classic feel to this bright bathroom. The slight gap between panels gives a bit of rustic charm.

Speak Volumes

Not just for walls, shiplap gives a bookcase something special. Painted wood furniture, baskets, and a sea vessel inspired light fixture set the tone.

Model Matte

These shiplap walls painted a matte black make gold accents and patterned tile pop. Totally unique.

Shiplap and Subway

Yes, shiplap works with your favorite

subway tile

too. This vertical layout shakes things up and adds interest to the scene. And those tiny black tiles on the floor are a darling touch.

Welcoming Walls

Introduce your home to guests with an entryway decked out in charming shiplap. A space that always looks clean and inviting is a win.

Classy Craft

Shiplap can do so much more than farmhouse. This look is sophisticated glamour at its best. Use muted tones, silver, and glass for a chic, feminine vibe.

Seeing Baby Blue

Didn’t expect to see shiplap in a nursery? How about grey woods mixed with brilliant blues? So unexpected and perfect to grow with baby.

The Outrageous Outdoors

Gasp! Possibly the coolest outdoor space, like…ever. Vertical

black shiplap

large cement tiles, and modern furniture. Who would ever go indoors?

Country Meets City

Not expecting raw wood shiplap to come anywhere near marble countertops? A look that speaks to the versatility of this wall paneling.

In Not So Plain Sight

Did you spot it? Shiplap doesn’t have to be the focal point of a room. Use it to add interest to a nook or underneath a counter.

Go Wide

Wide plank shiplap gives a whole different look. This room does the perfect mix of black and white with natural woods.

Bunk Up

No headboard? How about going for a completely different look with a wall of natural wood shiplap. Adds something nifty to the space.

Look Up

If you aren’t yet sold on shiplap walls, try the ceiling. Love!

Taking It All The Way

Brick and stone is so been there, done that. Deck out your fireplace in shiplap for a modern bent. And the dark hue is irresistible.

Clean Cut

Shiplap in the shower? Ok, this isn’t actually wood. But looks convincing, no? Use Corian cut to mimic walls for a cohesive look that holds up.

Industrial Rust-Chic

An industrial edge lends newness to shiplap in a clean-lined bath. Minimalist fixtures juxtapose with rustic elements.

Vintage Entry

A fun, light-hearted mud room gets a bit of wholesome appeal with a wall of white shiplap.

Down Home Cool

A clean kitchen in crisp white shiplap couldn’t look better paired up with a wood barn door. Gorgeous.

The Ship Has Come In

Is this scene perfection or what? The raw wood. The silver fixtures. The touch of blue. Doesn’t get any better.

Modern With An Edge

Barn wood warms up a slightly Scandinavian, modern alcove. Color infuses an otherwise neutral space with life. Who wouldn’t want to get their stuff done in this space?

Simply Stunning

Walls and ceilings get the shiplap treatment throughout. Artwork and furniture are kept simple.

Old World Wonder

Modern elements paired with older pieces is so delicious. Go halfway up a wall with shiplap for an antique quality. A room that calls for a long soak.

 Brilliant Surprise

Glass, grey, and streamlined fixtures are always a win in a bathroom. But to spice up any tranquil scene, add a wall of wood shiplap.

Rustic Modern Dream

You love farmhouse. But you love modern too. Oh, how to pull the two together…how about some pale grey shiplap walls a couple of big barn doors, and modern furniture and fixtures?

Play With Color

Pine shiplap adds unexpected color and looks just right with wood countertops or flooring. Notice how many different textures and hues are brought together in one space.

Seamless Combo

Narrow shiplap panels with tiny floor tiles and that sweet baby blue vanity? Absolute delight!

Follow These Steps

A modern metal staircase gets a taste of farmhouse with white shiplap. Painting stair risers white creates a seamless look.