Set Sail to Your Summer Cottage with Shiplap!

June 2, 2017
by The Finished Space

Summer season is nearing and a cottage is a perfect getaway!

However, we can’t talk about cottages without mentioning one of our favorite trends this year—shiplap!

Despite shiplap being a simple building material, its high versatility enables you to customize your wall to your liking. Allowing you to create a look that is unique to your space.

Take a look at the different colors and types of shiplap and how it can make your getaway cottage to feel like home.

White Shiplap

White shiplap gives your walls a marvelous minimalistic style that doesn’t hinder on the line of boring.

Moreover, earth and neutral toned decor in tandem with the large floor to ceiling window allows light to filter through and brightens up the space. Making this cottage a perfect retreat.

The strong and crisp lines of the baseboard create a great transition from the hardwood floors to the shiplap walls!

Also, how can we not mention that stunning view through the window that rivals our city-light scenery!

Wood Shiplap

Wood-stained shiplap frames this beautifully contemporary fireplace to create a warm and rustic ambiance. Image Source: HGTV Canada.

Source: HGTV Canada



If you’re feeling risky choose a wood distressed shiplap for the perfect rustic statement in your cottage.

This woodsy shiplap fireplace will allow you to immerse yourself in nature’s beauty in the comfort of your own space while adding a sense of warmth in any room.

Styling your wood shiplap with green plants is a great way to create a cohesive rustic and zen environment.




Gray Washed Shiplap

Beautiful charcoal grey washed shiplap that starkly contrasts with the beautiful clean lines of crown moulding and casing. Image Source: HGTV Canada.

Source: HGTV Canada



Despite wearing a monochromatic color scheme, this bedroom still radiates a refreshing ambiance that can only be described as contemporary, yet timeless, which is no easy feat to achieve.

Meanwhile, the crisp and white window casing paired with the dark gray washed shiplap forms a breathtaking juxtaposition.

At this point, it’s hard to deny that shiplap looks stunning in almost any color.

All these spaces are absolutely gorgeous, right? However, we cannot stop ourselves from swooning over this bedroom! If we could only swoon ourselves into that bed…



Shiplap is a fabulous material that doesn’t need to be restricted to our cottages and can be used in essentially any space!

Let us know what you think about the shiplap frenzy down below in the comments or on Twitter!