Trend Watch: Shiplap

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Looking for the next big thing to upgrade your home décor? Shiplap is the answer! A relatively easy and inexpensive DIY project, shiplap is here to complete your home. Looking at those cozy homes on Pinterest and wishing you could have one is now a reality! Shiplap is everywhere from HGTV, interior décor blogs, magazine, home improvement tips and more!

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What is Shiplap?

Shiplap is a type of wooden board traditionally used on the exterior of a home or building. It is an effective and inexpensive way to clad a building and protect it against weather elements but the way it is used in home décor is purely for looks. It creates a cottage-like feel, farmhouse or shabby-chic effect!Shiplap 2Types of Shiplap

Traditional shiplap is made from cheap wood such as pine. Today, homeowners have a much wider range of material options to choose from. The more expensive option and also most common would be real wood. It is an ideal pick for those planning to leave it exposed. Otherwise less expensive options include plywood, MDF or hardboards. With these, an extra step of paint or a nice finish will complete the look.Shiplap 1Where can you use Shiplap?

Anywhere! Kitchen backsplash, accent wall, headboard, bathroom wall, living room, basement, the stairs; the options are endless! The advantage of this home décor is that it can be customized for any space or size.

Shiplap creates a warm interior; it is a beautiful material that will create a look of texture anywhere you put it. Traditionally it is installed horizontally or you can put the boards up vertically for a more unique style. Many times shiplap is enhanced by white paint. It looks great with natural light and makes you feel like you are transported to a farmhouse somewhere in the countryside. Our best advice is to get creative! Shiplap is a wonderfully easy material to work with and it will create a fun style without getting too expensive. #ShorewestRealtors #Decor #Shiplap #TrendWatch

 

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