5 Creative Ways to Decorate With Shiplap

Have you always wanted to add shiplap to your home but didn’t know where to start? Shiplap can be used in a variety of ways to add character and charm to your space. Homeowners love shiplap because it’s a relatively simple way to make a big impact in your home. 

At Volterra Architectural Products, our real wood tongue and groove product is great for use on walls and makes it easy to achieve the modern shiplap look. Plus, they come in a variety of textures and finishes, so you can find the perfect look for your space. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to use shiplap in your home, check out these four creative ways to decorate with shiplap.

Create A Modern Shiplap Accent Wall

One of the most popular ways to use shiplap is to create an accent wall. Accent walls are a great way to add visual interest to a room without overwhelming it. You can use shiplap to create an accent wall in any room of your home, including the living room, bedroom, or dining room. You can paint your shiplap accent wall any color you want, or keep it natural for a more rustic look. Either way, a shiplap-style accent wall is a great way to make a statement in your home.

Tongue and groove real wood wall
Beautiful room with a faux wood plank ceiling

Update Your Fireplace 

If you have a fireplace, shiplap is the perfect way to update it. This is a great way to add a touch of elegance to your space without having to do a complete renovation. Simply add it to the surrounding area of your fireplace for a quick and easy update. You can either install it horizontally or vertically, depending on your preference. If you have a modern fireplace, we recommend installing the product in a vertical orientation  to create a sleek and stylish look.

Create a Headboard

A headboard can serve as a focal point in your bedroom and adding shiplap can give it a modern and unique look.  Be sure to measure your bed before you start so that your headboard is the right size. Depending on your preference and aesthetic of the room the headboard will be added to, you can finish the wood with a stain, paint or sealant. You could also add decorative details such as sconces, and fabric or even use different types of wood to create a pattern. 

Wood plank headboard in a master bedroom

Use It In the Kitchen

Shiplap in the kitchen is a common trend that is here to stay. This is a great way to add character and charm to your kitchen without breaking the bank. Product can be used on the backsplash, on the island, or even on the walls. Be sure to choose a finish that goes with your existing kitchen décor. For a modern look, try using a lighter-colored option. If you’re looking for something more rustic, go for a darker finish.


Add to Ceiling

One of the most popular ways to use shiplap is on the ceiling. This is a great way to add architectural interest to your space. While Volterra’s tongue and groove product is ideal for wall installation, our faux wood planks are designed for ceilings and replicate the look of shiplap. If you have exposed faux wood beams in your home, you can also use faux wood planks to accentuate them and create the beloved shiplap look.

We hope you found these four creative ways to use shiplap helpful. If you want to add the look of shiplap to your home in an easy and cost-effective way, Volterra’s faux wood planks are the perfect solution. Browse faux wood planks today.