We’re replaying our Shiplap series over the weekends ahead. So today it’s all about Shiplap walls. Shiplap walls can be implemented in just about any room of the home. And shiplap inspired design ideas are soaring everywhere from ArchitecturalDigest.com to Pinterest. So are you the slight bit interested in adding a shiplap inspired design element to your home? Then take a look and decide if it’s the right choice for you.
Make sure to check out more of this amazing Montauk home (image above) featured in ArchitecturalDigest.com by Robert McKinley Designs.
Original shiplap boards were actually part of the home building process. Uncovering beautiful shiplap walls during renovations automatically provides texture plus a sense of history to your space.
The image below is from HGTV.com, photo by Rachael Whyte, designer Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Although the word shiplap is a widely used term these days most shiplap walls are an added design element using MDF or wood planks.
So if you don’t have original shiplap boards, no worries! It’s relatively easy & cost-effective to add a horizontal plank wall treatment.
Uncovering original shiplap may not be all that common any longer or was actually never used in your part of the country. However, you can give a nod to shiplap by installing a shiplap inspired design element in your space pretty easily.
There are many different thoughts regarding the product type for adding a shiplap design element. MDF boards to pine & even plywood are all viable options. For a smooth uniform finish, MDF would be a good choice. To appreciate the wood grain try Pine. Planks can be cut uniform in lengths or not, the design is really up to you. However, in keeping with your design vision I think there are rooms where one material will work better than another.
Painting shiplap in a white paint color is most often used.
Image from ArchitecturalDigest.com Robert McKinley Designs.
Paint shiplap black to add a modern vibe.
As Shiplap painted black is gaining in popularity, I’m thinking we’re going to see Shiplap painted in all sorts of colors soon!
So thanks for stopping in and we hope you’ve left inspired! ~ Nancy
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