Do you know what shiplap is?
You’ve most likely heard of it, as a very popular HGTV show has made it a household name. Shiplap is nothing more than a type of wood siding. Shiplap likely gets its name from a style of shiplap that was once used to make ships. The same overlapping joint that makes true shiplap tight and weatherproof in a house makes for a water-tight ship, too. So, you can understand why ship is in the name.
These days, shiplap is being used more in home interiors than as siding on the exterior. The look of shiplap delivers architectural appeal to an otherwise plain wall as a feature wall, or you can add it to fireplace surrounds, on ceilings…really anywhere you want to add some interest to your home.
The modern farmhouse style of decor features horizontally installed shiplap, which gives a modern, clean look to the home. Most commonly painted white, shiplap is associated with light and bright kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, and feature walls in bedrooms.
Do you love the look? Here is some inspiration for how to use shiplap in almost every room in your home:
- Fireplace faces: Adding shiplap to fireplace faces can add substance and interest to a fireplace without a huge expense.
- Owner’s entry: Great to define a space to hang coats or store shoes, shiplap can be installed to create a bench or accent wall.
- Ceilings: If drywall seems too blah, installing a shiplap ceiling will lend instant charm.
- Kitchen: Whether it’s a custom hood cover or on your island, shiplap really elevates the look of your kitchen.
- Bathrooms: Used instead of beadboard or just as an accent, shiplap in the bathroom looks fresh.
Although modern farmhouse style has popularized the use of shiplap, it can be used with any style of home. In contemporary and modern applications, you might opt to stain horizontal shiplap vs. painting it for a mid-century modern feel. For more traditional looks, try installing the shiplap vertically, which adds dimension and the appearance of height to a room.
With an in-house design team at Wayne Homes, we can help you decide how to incorporate shiplap–or any design feature–into your new home. Sometimes it’s the finishing touches that make the biggest impact to the overall look and feel for your home.
Do you dream in shiplap? Don’t wait–find out how to make the farmhouse-style home of your dreams come true. Act now while interest rates are low! Contact us to get started.
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