What’s old is new again!
Wood paneling is back, in the form of shiplap, and hopefully here to stay. I say wood paneling but I’m not talking about the knotty pine in your grandparent’s den. If you’ve watched HGTV recently, specifically a little show called FIXER UPPER , you know what I’m talking about. The one who can do no wrong, Joanna Gaines, is all about shiplap (WWJGD= What Would Joanna Gaines Do?).
Shiplap, usually laid horizontally, tends to make the most of cottage-inspired/farmhouse homes in need of the texture and the warmth of natural material. This feature is prominent in farmhouse decor, rustic, coastal, and many other design styles. There are so many ways to incorporate shiplap into your home projects. Whether you use weathered natural wood or want a more clean painted look, a wood covered wall makes any room feel warmer.
The great thing about both of these trends is they provide a touch of texture and warmth to a home. Whether you prefer a country chic or modern finished home, these accents may be what you’re looking for, let’s compare!
In my opinion, shiplap is a more casual, informal option while B&B has as more formal classic look. With their neutral look and timeless texture, these two trends can be used just about anywhere.