How to Install Farmhouse Shiplap Walls

The farmhouse shiplap wall has become an increasingly popular trend in home design. This feature adds a fresh, modern aesthetic to your kitchen, dining area, living room or any other room in your house while remaining true to tradition.

People drawn to this style tend to appreciate other farmhouse pieces as well, like repurposed ladders or barn doors for shelving and display purposes, rustic light fixtures, natural wood furniture or any combination thereof. One great thing about the farmhouse look is that it can easily adapt to fit into any decor style imaginable!

If you’re uncertain if this look suits your home, try using it on a smaller scale first. Wainscoting or half walls in your entryway are good places to apply this look; alternatively it can cover up undesirable aspects like mismatched paint colors, difficult to remove wallpaper and popcorn ceilings (just ensure not to cover up structural damage with this approach).

One of the best uses for shiplap in your kitchen is as an attractive rustic accent that pairs beautifully with any cookware and dishware you might have in your cabinets. Not only does it add rustic charm, but its textured wall helps open up a room by reflecting light from windows into it – not to mention being durable and easy to maintain! Plus it looks good too.

In your dining room, a shiplap accent wall can make for an eye-catching statement, while painted or upholstered dining chairs arranged around it create an air of rustic beauty. Finish it off with wood furniture and chandelier for an eye-catching combination of modernity.

Shiplap walls make an elegant backdrop in any bedroom, such as this coastal one with white shiplap walls. A navy blue headboard stands out against its striped walls and a piece of driftwood hangs above the bed to add rustic charm.

Before installing shiplap on your walls, take time to measure them and mark where studs can be found with a pencil and stud finder. It is best to nail your product securely to these studs so it stays put over time.

Once you’ve marked the studs, it’s time to install your shiplap. Be sure to use a level when installing each board; any deviations will show in the finished result. Nail each board down as you go so they are evenly spaced out across your wall.

If you feel unconfident in managing this project yourself, professional services may be available to assist with it; however, be mindful that their fees will increase your overall project budget.

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