A new year brings a wave of new trends, but we never thought we’d see them go out of style — until now.
But when we asked the interior designers which trend they think we will bid goodbye to in 2022, fixer upper-The famous shiplap has repeatedly emerged as a home decor trend. If you are considering some wall paneling ideas for your home, give some thought to this one.
First things first: We love shiplap. Its horizontal lines create a homey vibe and lengthen walls—plus it’s relatively cheap to install. However, has shiplap become more of a trend?
Is Shiplap Going Out of Style?
‘Once a hot trend, shiplap is going by the wayside,’ says Jennifer Markowitz of JNR Designs. Unless you live in an actual farmhouse, she suggests trying a faux finish or better yet wallpaper.
Home decor trends are ever-evolving, and if you love shiplap, take this one. If you’re not 100% sure, you can try a fake shiplap effect, but be careful not to overdo it.
We previously shared the DIY fake shiplap trend on social media. You can create the illusion of shiplap with pencil or tape, which you can easily remove.
Amanda Thompson of Align Studios also believes Shiplap is over-done. She says that at every design show you tune into, shiplap is everywhere from bathrooms to kitchens.
Amanda comments, “While I personally love the look when it’s appropriate, I think the trend is going to play itself out by 2022, if it hasn’t already.” Similarly, Nishtha Sadana, an architect and interior designer, feels the ubiquitous, farmhouse-style paneling should show off the (barn) door.
‘As we move into the year 2022, there are some trends we must leave behind. Most important, shiplaps should be ignored! Since they are becoming so popular indoors, they are slowly going out of fashion,’ says Nishtha.
Jennifer hints at it above, but decorating your home in a way that suits the building Always a good idea. If you don’t care for trends, embrace shiplap with a cost-effective DIY shiplap wall.
You can give it a modern twist by installing black wood panels instead of white, which will still add texture and a casual vibe. Or you can do a shiplap ceiling or go vertical to increase the height of the room.
If you ask us, we think we’ll see people experimenting with unique wall paneling designs instead of shiplap by default in 2022.