Throw the Rule Book Away When Decorating with Shiplap

Baird Shiplap Antique Oak Flooring.

Popularized by Joanna Gaines on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” decorating with shiplap has taken on a life of its own. Fans of the show even refer to the versatile hardwood paneling as Joanna’s shiplap. While it originated as a sturdy exterior framing material on the western plains, shiplap is now being incorporated into the design of modern Los Angeles cliff homes, accenting walls in New York City lofts, and, of course, providing gorgeous clean lines to achieve the Fixer Upper rustic modern look in homes in Waco, Texas.

Simply put, there are no rules when it comes to decorating with shiplap. A less formal way to add interest to a wall or dimension to a space, shiplap provides timeless detail that works in a variety of decorating styles. For example, if your look is more industrial or modern, pair crisp, white shiplap with modern lighting options and contemporary fixtures. Conversely, it can be used to make a historical setting feel more contemporary. Shiplap is also a perfect complement to other design elements, such as brick floors, wrought iron décor or the trending subway tile backsplash.

One of the best benefits of the trend in decorating with shiplap is its versatility. Sure, shiplap can be used wall-to-wall as a fresh, clean take on paneling, but it’s so much more. Add texture and interest to otherwise plain built-ins. Frame a fireplace to add an additional focal point. Up any room’s wow factor by using shiplap on the ceiling. Or cook up some compliments by showcasing the natural beauty of shiplap on the kitchen island. The possibilities are endless.

If decorating with shiplap is in your future, it’s never been easier. Baird Brothers shiplap can be ordered in a variety of species and lengths and shipped right to your doorstep. Visit our website or contact one of our experts at 1-800-732-1697.

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