Shiplap walls are no longer solely Joanna Gaines's domain! Brought to light by their frequent presence on Fixer Upper, shiplap walls have been having a major moment for the past several years, and the trend doesn't seem to be disappearing anytime soon.
Shiplap walls are characterized by their long, overlapping wooden planks, which are often distressed or painted off-white for a weathered look. We most frequently see horizontal shiplap walls, but the planks can be installed vertically, too.
As exemplified by the 15 projects below, shiplap accent walls are incredibly easy to install in just a weekend, make for a budget-friendly upgrade, and can shine in any room of the house—seriously.
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Sweet Shiplap Dreams
Create a backdrop for your bed by installing a shiplap accent wall behind your headboard. Lisa Bass created the farmhouse bedroom of her dreams by doing just that, and her wrought iron bed frame allows the design to shine through.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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Lovely Living Room
Jessica Rayome's living room already boasted high ceilings and beautiful wooden beams, and now, with the addition of shiplap, the space truly shines and offers major farmhouse vibes. After installing a shiplap wall, there's no need to leave it empty—Rayome hung vintage windows to the panels for additional rustic charm.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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Dark and Moody
Why not paint your shiplap wall for a little added oomph? Any hue is fair game! Chris and Julia Marcum installed a deep navy shiplap accent wall in their living room, which adds instant moody vibes to the space.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Not into painting? Neither is blogger Amy, who adhered reclaimed wooden boards to an empty wall in her home for a stunning rustic effect. The end result provides a welcome contrast to her otherwise white walls and cozies up the space.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Farm to Table
Disha Spath sought to welcome the modern farmhouse aesthetic into her home and did just that in a single weekend—and for just over $100—by installing a shiplap wall in her dining room. To make the process less time intensive, she purchased shiplap panels, which she hung then coated in a white paint.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Styling a large TV so that it looks cohesive rather than clunky can be a bit of a challenge, but Sarah Symonds found a winning solution in choosing to place her television set in front of a black shiplap wall. The hue adds intrigue to her basement while helping camouflage the large screen, and the addition of framed family photos is just the cherry on top!Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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No room is off limits when it comes to installing a shiplap accent wall, so why not transform your loo, too? While we most frequently see horizontal shiplap walls, shiplap also looks gorgeous hung vertically, as seen in Chelsee Hood's space. And there's no need to cover an entire wall if a border is more your style.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Home Office Glowup
If you're going to work from home all day, there's no reason to stare at a boring blank wall for eight hours. Chelsee Hood also incorporated shiplap into her office space, opting for a black hue that complements her fun floral wallpaper.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Alexa Duvall transformed her kitchen with a charming shiplap accent wall that makes her counter space pop. Keeping decorative accents simple allows the design to do the talking.Continue to 10 of 15 below.
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Bring the shiplap fun outdoors! Kath Younger converted her deck into a screened porch and added shiplap walls and a vaulted ceiling to the space. The look proves that shiplap is truly a winner in spaces both large and small.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Cute and Kid-Friendly
Shiplap is perfect for nurseries, too. Brooke Christen made over her sister-in-law's little one's space by installing a small accent wall. Simply add a framed art piece on top and you're good to go.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Jennifer Gulizia also transformed her bathroom with shiplap, which adds so much texture and visual interest to the large space. Miraculously, hanging the panels took her just two hours to complete.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Inspired by a similar wall in her old house, Sarah Saucedo decided to hang and stain wooden shiplap panels on the wall leading into her basement. Though she solely chose to tackle the landing area, the upgrade makes a major difference.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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Fake Yet Fancy
Roxanne Kwiecinski used a DIY kit to install a faux shiplap wall behind her bed using only paint and painter's tape—no boards required! For those who would prefer to stick with paint and save carpentry adventures for another day, this is an excellent option that looks just like the real deal.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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Paint the Rainbow
Feeling up for a challenge? Make like @Home_Kimprovements who shared her rainbow shiplap DIY on Remodelaholic. The end result is perfect for a kid's room or any other space that needs a bit of pep.