Shiplap 525 is a 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ decorative panel used to add accents to a room’s walls. Shiplap panels are a popular interior design trend that originated from traditional building techniques. Characterized by horizontal wooden boards with overlapping edges, shiplap creates a distinctive, rustic look that adds texture and visual interest to walls and ceilings. The term “shiplap” references its historical use in shipbuilding, where the overlapping design prevented water from entering through the gaps.
These panels have gained prominence in modern design for their versatility and ability to evoke a cozy, cottage-like ambiance or a more contemporary feel, depending on the surrounding decor. Shiplap panels can be left in their natural wood state for a warm, organic appearance or painted to match a desired color scheme. The clean lines and rhythmic pattern of shiplap panels make them suitable for various spaces, including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Their enduring appeal lies in the blend of tradition and modernity they bring to interior spaces, creating a charming and inviting atmosphere.