Farmhouse decorating is all the rage, and for good reason. It’s absolutely gorgeous! I love the farmhouse look and take every chance I can get to incorporate it into my décor. If you’re like me, you just can’t get enough, which is what makes this shiplap collection so wonderful. Shiplap gives you a wonderful opportunity to add texture to your décor and works in all spaces, large and small. You can do so many things with this paneled look, from replacing entire walls to creating the smallest decoration items.
Shiplap really started to get popular after the rise of Fixer Upper on HGTV. Joanna Gaines, one of the hosts, does everything she can to add shiplap in virtually every episode. Even she knows how wonderful this look is and now you can add it to your own home, and quite easily I might add. Of course, there are other ways that you can add farmhouse appeal to your home, which you’ll see in my 55 farmhouse furniture and décor ideas.
Nothing says farmhouse décor though quite like the shiplap look. Those small – or large – planks are perfect for adding a rustic country look to your home and they can be implemented in any room. There are some wonderful ideas for adding shiplap walls to your bathroom, laundry room, kitchen and even bedroom, as well as headboards and other décor items made in this fashion. The great thing is, this is not at all an expensive undertaking and many of these projects take very little time. Much like these 50 rustic wood signs, you can finish many of these projects in a day or less.
If you’re all about farmhouse decorating and décor then you absolutely need to know about shiplap. From walls to clocks and everything in between, you can incorporate this great look into all corners of your home and have a gorgeous farmhouse look all throughout. If you’re ready to add that farmhouse appeal to your house, let’s get started!
1. DIY Shiplap Fireplace Backsplash
If you have a fireplace, why not consider adding some shiplap to the section above the mantel? This is a great idea if you just want to incorporate a bit of shiplap into your décor but don’t want to do an entire wall. It will instantly bring the attention to your fireplace which should probably be the focal point of your room anyway. Plus, it’s so easy to add a shiplap wall section to this small area and it makes a really huge statement wall.
2. DIY Shiplap Attic
If you want to add dimension and character to your attic space, you can definitely do that with shiplap. Add this concept to your walls and ceiling. It looks really nice for alcoves, too. This is the perfect way to update your attic space and turn it into more than just a simple storage area. Plus, it’s pretty easy to do and something that you can handle yourself without worrying about hiring a contractor.
3. Faux Shiplap Kitchen Backsplash
This idea gives you the look of shiplap without all the work. You can create a beautiful kitchen backsplash that has that wonderful farmhouse shiplap look by using peel and stick flooring instead of actual boards. If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen and give it that great country farmhouse look, this is definitely something that you want to try. It’s easy and absolutely stunning when it’s completed.
4. Easy Colored Shiplap Walls
If you want to add the look of shiplap but you want to also draw more attention to a certain wall, paint the boards before you hang them. I love this black shiplap wall. It’s such a wonderful focal point and such an easy fix, too. This would be great in a bathroom or even as a statement wall in the bedroom or kitchen, depending on the color that you choose to paint it.
5. Rustic Shiplap Breakfast Nook
Turn that breakfast nook – or the corner of your kitchen – into a beautiful farmhouse styled eating area when you add shiplap walls. You don’t have to do the entire room. Just redo the walls around the area where you have a table and chairs or bench. This would add a lovely rustic country look to any kitchen, even if you don’t have a dedicated breakfast nook.
6. DIY Shiplap Inspired Charger Plates
Turn ordinary charger plates into farmhouse styled décor when you add shiplap. You can do this with actual shiplap boards, just glue them together, but an easier way would be to cut the round and then style it to look like shiplap. This would be beautiful to display dishes on a farmhouse table and it’s such an easy plate to create.
7. Gorgeous Shiplap Clock
If you’re looking to add farmhouse charm, a shiplap clock is a must and you can build this one yourself really easily. You can buy these of course at most high end department stores but they’re not cheap. You can build one yourself for a fraction of the cost and still get a great shiplap styled clock. You’ll need shiplap of course, as well as a few power tools and a clock kit to make it.
8. Shiplap Chair Rail
You can turn an otherwise ordinary wall into something spectacular when you add a chair rail with shiplap. Just measure your wall up to where you want the chair rail to begin and add your shiplap to the floor. Then separate your walls with decorative moulding and you’re all done. I love this idea for contrasting colors. Maybe paint the shiplap white and have a slightly bolder color on top.
9. DIY Shiplap Kitchen Island
Your kitchen island can become the focal point of the room when you redo it with shiplap. This is such an easy way to implement this farmhouse styled décor into your kitchen and it doesn’t take that long. You can just add the boards over your existing island exterior to add a bit of dimension or completely redo it in shiplap style – your choice.
10. Hanging Shiplap Coat Shelf
I love this coat shelf that is made from repurposed boards. It has that great farmhouse look and can be hung in the hallway or entryway if you have a foyer. The hooks are perfect for holding coats, umbrellas, or whatever else you need to hang and it definitely has a great decorative property to it. I found this one on Etsy for $69, but you could easily DIY it if you prefer to do it that way.
11. Rustic DIY Shiplap Command Center
I absolutely adore this command center. It has that great farmhouse quality and is perfect for busy families, and you can build it yourself in just a few hours. You just join your scrap pieces of wood and then add your calendar and maybe some mini clipboards to keep track of receipts, bills, and whatever else you need to have a handle on. This is such an easy project and would look perfect hanging in the kitchen or in your home office.
12. Beautiful Framed Shiplap Art
Turn those extra pieces of scrap board into this beautiful artwork. If you want a quick and really easy way to add shiplap to your home, this is it. You just take those pieces and put them in a frame. You can use that framed art to show off wreaths or other flora or just hang them as they are.
13. Faux Shiplap French Closet Doors
If you’re looking for a way to add shiplap to your bedroom and you don’t want to do an allover wall redo, consider adding these lovely french styled doors instead. They have that great shiplap look without actually being shiplap. You use strips of plywood to create the look and it’s a beautiful way to add a little farmhouse style to the bedroom or you could totally do this in the bathroom or hallway on any closet that you want to redo.
14. DIY Shiplap Styled Hall Tree
I adore this shiplap hall tree! It would be perfect for the mudroom or even in the kitchen if you don’t have another entry door to place it in. It’s a pretty easy build and instantly adds that great rustic farmhouse look to wherever you put it. There’s so much space for hanging coats and purses as well as underneath space for those muddy shoes. This is a must if you want farmhouse style in a great hall tree.
15. Personalized Shiplap Family House Sign
Turn your outdoors into a great farmhouse display as well when you add this great personalized house sign. I found this little beauty on Etsy and fell instantly in love. Not only is it customized to your name and house number, it’s got that great farmhouse shiplap look that we all love. You can get this, with personalization, for less than $100 if you don’t feel like recreating the look yourself.
16. Shiplap Laundry Room Makeover
The laundry room is often overlooked when it comes to décor, which is really sad considering we spend so much time in there – or at least I do. If you want to spruce up your laundry room and add a little farmhouse charm to it at the same time, why not shiplap the walls? This is a simple makeover that won’t take long and doesn’t cost as much as you might think. I promise you’ll be happy spending all that time doing laundry if your laundry room looks like this.
17. Rustic Full Length Shiplap Mirror
You can add instant farmhouse style to any bedroom or bathroom when you build this DIY full length shiplap mirror. These would even be great in a farmhouse styled dining room and they are so much easier to make than you may think. You’ll need the actual mirrors and then you can create the shiplap frame from scraps of wood that you have left over from other projects.
18. Farmhouse Pantry Makeover
You can add that farmhouse charm to your pantry and really give it an updated look. The pantry is often overlooked when it comes to home décor and is the perfect place to try your hand at DIY shiplap. This would really accent your kitchen, particularly if your pantry is open and not closed off from the room. Add some other farmhouse accessories like wooden boxes and even some burlap to your shelves to really get a rustic feel when you enter the pantry.
19. Rustic Shiplap Décor Signs
Add instant rustic charm to any room with a simple shiplap sign. You can make these yourself, or you can check out these adorable ones that I found on Etsy. They’re customized with beautiful country inspired messages and are perfect for adding just the right rustic feel to the living room or bedroom. You can pick up a rustic wooden sign for around $40.
20. DIY Shiplap Styled Farmhouse Table
If you’ve ever wanted a farmhouse table, here it is. This shiplap table is the perfect piece to add farmhouse style to your dining room or kitchen. You can scale this back if needed to make it a bit smaller, but remember that the entire charm of a farmhouse table is its size. It’s large enough to host an entire family and this one is actually a really easy build. If you really want farmhouse charm, opt for a dark top with white legs or vice-versa.
21. Handmade Shiplap Headboard
If you have a few boards that you want to put to good use and you could use a new headboard – particularly a farmhouse styled headboard – why not make this amazing shiplap one? You can actually make this without traditional shiplap boards. It’s a faux shiplap headboard that will instantly add country charm to the bedroom. You’ll need a few power tools and this looks really complicated, although it’s a pretty simple build once you get started.
22. Easy DIY Shiplap Statement Wall
This shiplap statement wall is perfect for adding that farmhouse look without having to redo an entire room’s interior. You just choose the wall that you want to change and then add those boards. This is a good choice for the wall behind your television in the living room or behind the bed in the bedroom. It will instantly draw your attention to that wall and makes the entire room seem really rustic.
23. Sliding Barn Style Shiplap Door
Turn your pantry or any closet into a beautiful display of farmhouse charm when you add this sliding barn style pantry door. Barn wood is such a beautiful way to add country charm to your home and this door installs really easily. You’ll love the instant appeal of farmhouse style and how very easy this door is to build. You can do this in any color but I really think the gray gives it a beautiful barn door look, don’t you?
24. Shiplap Bedroom With Accent Beams
If you’re looking for a more complicated and time consuming remodel, this bedroom is perfect. The walls are thin shiplap and painted white while the beams are a darker natural wood which creates a stunning contrast. I even love the sliding barn door styled entry door. Honestly, if you’re looking to add farmhouse style to your bedroom, this look is perfect and it’s not nearly as difficult or as expensive to create as you may think.
25. Beautiful Farmhouse Styled Desk
Take that shiplap concept and use it to remake your home office desk. I love the idea of turning my office into a farmhouse inspired room and this desk would be absolutely perfect. The back is done in shiplap although you could just as easily add this concept to the top of the desk too. You can even just redo the desk that you have if you prefer.