5 Creative Design Ideas Using Wood Paneling

Shiplap is having a moment for a reason

Photography: Vincent Coscolluela and (Main Photo)

Shiplap—a rough-sawn paneling often used in vintage-inspired spaces—is a classic feature in a lot of homes, regardless of decorating style. Be it painted, stained or au naturel, it is sure to give your space a timeless appeal. Get inspired to decorate with wood paneling with these ideas: 

IMAGE Vincent Coscolluela

If you don't want to spend a ton of money, you can try mixing and matching salvaged wood boards. It will give your space a one-of-a-kind look that you won't find in any other home. 


Working with shiplap is an instant way of creating a country feel in your home. Paired with wooden accessories and punches of bright colors, you'll have the perfect rustic-inspired space. 

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Add texture and character to a minimalist-inspired laundry area with wood planks. Skip the accessories for this part of the home for a polished look. 

IMAGE Jilson Tiu

For a more modern take, try a different finish and design—a herringbone-inspired pattern gives a classic space an updated feel. 


Keeping the shiplap walls in a subtle shade won't steal attention away from beautiful decor. In fact, it serves as a great backdrop for other neutral pieces. 


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