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15 Unexpected Shiplap Ideas

The design trend that's infiltrated most of our homes (thanks to a certain couple we happen to love) remains a classic element. However, that doesn't mean we can't mix it up a bit with these surprising ways to use shiplap.

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Photo: Photo by Sarah Dorio; Design by: CLOTH & KIND; Builder: Athens Building Company . From: CLOTH & KIND.

Delightful Niches

Small nooks are a favorite place to flex a little design prowess. Instead of a flat finish, shiplap is used under the stairs. In addition to the built-in cubby hole, an antique cabinet provides extra storage. The distressed green is the ideal earthy pop against the mostly white palette.

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Photo: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography. From: Tiffany Brooks.

A Simple Juxtaposition

For this modern-meets-farmhouse powder room, shiplap is laid in a horizontal and vertical grid pattern. Wide black planks separate each panel and create a striking contrast that adds to the overall contemporary feel.

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Photo: Rennai Hoefer. From: Lexi Grace Design.

Timeless at Its Best

This family-friendly and entertaining-ready kitchen uses all the classics to its advantage. Clean white Shaker cabinets are topped in honed black granite countertops, never-goes-out-of-style subway tile flows from counter to ceiling and the piece de résistance is the marble-clad island. For a playful touch of farmhouse chic though, the range hood is covered in shiplap.

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Photo: Rachel Whyte. From: Fixer Upper.

Petite Spaces Maximized

No wasted space here. An awkward nook is turned into a functional and oh-so-stylish storage spot. Floating shelves are installed in front of the shiplap wall, and an antique tray is placed underneath to house wet and muddy boots.

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