Joana Gaines has done an incredible thing. Not only has she made shiplap paneling relevant, but she also made a lot of people cringe at the thought of it simply because it forcefully became THE THING TO DO in a short period of time. Because of that, a lot of people used it in their home and as a result of that, many people roll their eyes at the thought of shiplap. This is not because farmhouse decor is anything less than beautiful. It’s simply because farmhouse decor took the decorating world by storm and people are tired of seeing it. People who don’t identify with farmhouse decor are ready to see something new.
But hold up…………. I actually love shiplap used in a non farmhouse way. I’m calling it “non farmhouse shiplap paneling” until I find a better term. I’ve also noticed myself calling it “paneling” rather than shiplap. LOL…..
Back to why shiplap is great. It adds an incredible texture. It adds so much depth. It just adds SO much. I know you’re dying to see those examples of shiplap used in a way that feels very far from farmhouse. Here they are.
Shiplap that feels Neo-Traditional:
A space that feels neo-traditional is my favorite way to see shiplap because it’s so so unexpected. It looks original (even if it’s not) and just adds so much more depth to these spaces.
Might be one of my favorite images ever.
Shiplap that feels Fresh & Modern:
The lines in this space feel so clean and fresh. Plus I see mid century style chairs in the corner, so I know there is no farmhouse to be found in this space.
Love a space with floor to ceiling white paneling.
The shiplap here takes this sophisticated space to the next level.
Shiplap that feels collected & unique:
Another one of my favorite images. So cozy and collected.
This space certainly doesn’t need the shiplap as it has so many elements that make it great, but the wall paneling does make it that much better…..
I would consider this bath “modern farmhouse” (what Studio McGee does best).
Shiplap that feels bold:
Give me all the green painted shiplap…… So incredible here.
So….. did I make my case? Can shiplap be used in a non farmhouse way? I sure hope so because it’s being installed on our living room ceiling today……. We opted for that instead of having the popcorn scraped there. I think it will be nice with the beams and vaulted ceiling that are already there.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this – farmhouse lover or not, how do you feel about shiplap?