10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home

Shiplap is a wall treatment that has been trending in home design lately. While it has been showing up a lot more in homes in the last year or so, it’s not a new look — in fact, shiplap is a classic design choice that has never gone out of style and looks great in a variety of ways.

What sets shiplap apart from other wood paneling is the width of the boards and horizontal layout. Wood paneling comes in a lot of different variations, but shiplap is very distinct by these two features. It is usually used as an exterior for rustic structures like sheds and barns, but it brings a lot of character to interior spaces, too.

Here are 10 stylish examples of shiplap walls in various different styles, from country chic to contemporary.

Shiplap Decor Ideas

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThis entryway is covered in wood, but the various finishes and styles keep your eye moving and provide a lot of visual interest.
Source: Traditional Home

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming is this adorable butler’s pantry and its shiplap walls? This look would translate well to a full kitchen.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comShiplap is perfect for a laundry room or mudroom to give it some character.
Source: One Kings Lane

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comMost of the time, you see shiplap in white, but this bathroom shows how great it can look in other colors, such as black.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comGray shiplap gives the look a more upscale, contemporary vibe that brings both charm and elegance to this bathroom.
Source: Country Living

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comThe paneled walls do a great job of defining the window seat in this breakfast nook.
Source: The Inspired Room

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comUnfinished boards look rustic and intriguing as an accent wall leading up this staircase.
Source: Maine Home Design

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comAs you can see here, shiplap can be chic and elegant. I love the glass matting in the wall art that allows the texture of the walls to show through.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comShiplap can even look great in a shower when tile mimics the look of it.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Savvy Shiplap Looks for the Home | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a dose of charm as soon as you walk in, the wood panels create a great first impression in an entryway.
Source: New England Home

Is there a wall in your home that could use a little shiplap charm?

Warm regards,
Megan