Since the popular home renovating show Fixer Upper has been around, shiplap has been on the decorating menu. Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines find a way to incorporate shiplap walls somewhere into every single home that they renovate. And now everyone else is too. When you fall down the farmhouse decor hole, you’ll find multitudes of ways you can use the trend in your home. With all those examples to inspire you, it’s impossible to say no when the option presents itself. A simple light neutral pattern on the wall can only add to the interest of your room, which is a great reason to add shiplap to every space possible. Here are 5 reasons to put shiplap walls in every room of your home.
There’s just something about a light and airy living room that makes you feel at ease. Covering your living room walls with shiplap will give your space that farmhouse or coastal vibe you’ve been searching for. Choose your shade of white depending on how much natural light your room has and paint away. The linear pattern means you don’t even need to hang pictures for the space to feel finished. Just place your couch and sit back and relax.
Kitchens are a common place to find shiplap walls. And well deserved too. Many kitchens have just enough wall space that they need a little something but there might not be enough space for a full fledged gallery wall. Shiplap solves all those problems. In white, it will match whatever colors and themes you have already going on in your kitchen so there’s no need for a full remodel. Once your shiplap walls are installed, your space will be done and dusted, ready for pizza night with your family. Compared to months of kitchen reno, you can’t argue with those results.
When you think about bathroom design, you think about what will be easy to clean, especially when you have kids to pick up after. So tile might not be the medium to cover your walls with. But shiplap can easily take it’s place. It has the bright white color. It has the texture and pattern play. It’s super easy to wipe down if necessary. When something checks all the boxes, you go for it without a second thought. Your bathroom will thank you and you will end up patting yourself on the back.
While white might not be your first choice for your bedroom, there is nothing that will wake you up faster and more pleasantly than shiplap. Go for a shade of white with softer undertones to make your space feel cozier and less hospital-like. Especially if you get some bright natural light in your bedroom, shiplap is a great option for taking that light into the darker corners and making the whole space seem cheerful. Also, like in the living room, when you have a pattern on your wall, there is no pressure to hang any art. Give yourself a picture of you and your significant other and leave it at that.
Why even bother decorating your mudroom? A good question. The mudroom becomes a place of gathering. Putting shoes on, taking shoes off, folding laundry, washing dirty hands, brushing the dog, it all happens in there. So it makes sense to decorate the space practically as well as beautifully. Shiplap walls provide a pinch of style without getting in the way of all the comings and goings business. It’s exactly what your mudroom needs to give it a lift and make it work for you and your whole family.