If you’re thinking about adding a shiplap fireplace to your home, then this post is for you. It’s packed with inspiration for different color choices, styles, and fireplace types. Plus, I’ll show you decorating ideas with and without TVs, mantels and built-in shelving.
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Adding shiplap to your fireplace or the wall around it is a modern and attractive way to accent your room. The design creates a beautiful focal point for your entire space.
Shiplap is an easy, inexpensive and stylish way to update your fireplace. Most people don’t know that shiplap is safe to install around your fireplace when you follow the correct safety protocols.
One of the first decisions to make is what color to go with. I’ll show you some examples of white, black, grey, iron ore, blue and green so you can see which you love the most.
White is one the most popular colors for shiplap. It’s a great choice to brighten up your room and can really go with any style. Check out some inspiration for gorgeous white fireplaces.
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Here’s a beautiful example of a white shiplap fireplace with a timeless design.
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This white shiplap gas fireplace with a light wood mantel adds a modern touch to this home.
Black gives a modern edge to a home. The color black used in a living room also helps to ground the space. If you’re thinking of choosing this color for your fireplace check out some inspiration to pull it off below.
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The combo of the black with the electric fireplace gives this living room a modern feel.
Grey is a great choice for a shiplap fireplace wall. It instantly creates a stunning focal point for your room and works well with different styles. See below some pretty grey fireplace ideas.
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You can see here how grey really stands out in this modern space.
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Here’s a unique charred wood in ash gray.
Iron Ore by Sherwin William is a dark charcoal grey paint color. It’s a very popular paint color for exteriors or cabinets and also looks fantastic on an accent wall or a fireplace. Check out how awesome it looks on the spaces featured here.
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A wooden mantel really pops with this (SW Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams) paint color.
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A minimalist mantel with a modern light fixture adds a beautiful touch to this streamlined iron ore shiplap.
Blue is another great color choice for your home because it never goes out of style. The color goes with a variety of styles such as traditional, modern, beachy and farmhouse. Check out a little inspiration below.
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This pretty blue chevron pattern really pops against the white walls and white mantel. If you love this color it’s Sherwin Williams SW6243 Distance.
If you want to try something different consider choosing green as your fireplace color. Green works well in a living space because it gives calming and relaxing vibes. If this sounds like the type of atmosphere you want in your room then check out some inspiration with green below.
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Green wood on the fireplace works great in a modern space to give the room an inviting feel.
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This green shiplap Napoleon fireplace helps to create a focal point for this up-to-date room.
Using natural wood in your home creates a warm and rustic look. There are many different choices depending on your overall style. Check them out below.
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The natural materials of this wood give the room a cozy feel.
Barnwood with different colors and textures instantly adds interest and character to a space. It also has a rustic feel that works well with a variety of styles. If this sounds like the vibe you’re going for in your home then check out some gorgeous barnwood fireplaces below.
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This barnwood shiplap creates a beautiful focal point for this bedroom. Looks like the perfect spot to curl up next to on the fire on a cold day.
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This custom-built barnwood shiplap fireplace is the star of this living room.
When you find out what color you like best there are a ton of options on Amazon. Some of the panels are made to install with glue, nails or peel and stick. Be sure to read the descriptions to find the right one for your project.
Below check out some of my favorite picks for shiplap panels.
SHIPLAP | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | CLASSIC WHITE FOR GLUE INSTALLATION
TWO | HERRINGBONE PATTERN PEEL & STICK
THREE | GREY RECLAIMED BARN WOOD PEEL & STICK
FOUR | BLACK PEEL & STICK PLANKS
If you love the look of clean lines, minimalism and monochromatic color schemes then a modern shiplap fireplace might be right for you. To pull of the look use clean lines in your design.
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Here the smooth black panels with the white walls gives a beautiful clean modern finish to this room.
Shiplap used to be thought of only a material used in farmhouse homes. While this is no longer the case, shiplap still works great with this style. If you have the farmhouse look in your home then you’ll love the ideas below.
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To bring out the farmhouse style in your home add a rustic wooden mantel and plenty of farmhouse décor to your living room.
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A large farmhouse style sign would look great on your mantel with a plant or flowers.
You can create a herringbone design by arranging your panels in a staggering zig zag pattern as opposed to straight. This pattern adds a ton of character and interest to a space. If you’re thinking of adding that wow factor to your room then check out some beautiful ideas below.
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The herringbone panels are a little worn to bring out the beautiful texture and create a one-of-a kind fireplace.
A large chunky wooden mantel looks modern and stylish against shiplap. It adds warmth, rustic charm and contrast to your home. Below you’ll find some beautiful ideas with large wooden mantels.
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I’m loving the contrast of a large, rustic, wooden beam turned mantel with the clean white lines of the panels.
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The light-colored mantel is a beautiful contrast to the dark fireplace.
Electric fireplaces have a modern look to them and they pair perfectly with shiplap. If you’re updating your electric fireplace check out some ideas to pull it off with shiplap below.
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This shiplap electric fireplace works well with the boho style of this living room.
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Here’s a beautiful example of a mix of modern and traditional with a sleek electric fireplace.
If you’re thinking about adding a modern electric fireplace to your home check out my top picks from Amazon below.
ELECTRIC INSERTS | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | RECESSED WALL MOUNTED ELECTRIC FP
TWO | IVORY LOG & CRYSTAL HEATED FP
THREE | STAINLESS LOG & CRYSTAL ELECTRIC FP
FOUR | BLACK WALL HANGING FP
If you’re shopping for gas fireplaces check out the top ones from Amazon below.
GAS INSERTS | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | FLUSH VENT NATURAL GAS FP
TWO | VENTREE GAS FIREBOX INSERT
THREE | ZERO CLEARANCE INSERT WITH REMOTE
FOUR | DIRECT VENT NATURAL GAS
Many people love wood burning stoves because they do efficiently heat your home. Adding shiplap around your wood burning stove can add a modern touch to your space. You can find some inspiration below.
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The wood burning stove pairs flawlessly with the black modern panels.
Shiplap and tile is a stylish fireplace choice. There are tons of beautiful tile choices today to go with any style. Check out some of my favorite ideas below.
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Penny tile and shiplap are a charming combination that is timeless.
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The herringbone tile adds a stunning focal point to the fireplace pictured above.
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Black herringbone tile combined with white add character and depth to the space pictured above.
Stone can give a home a cozy natural feel. Pairing stone with shiplap instantly updates the space. Below see some ideas to pair stone and shiplap together to create a beautiful living space.
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The rustic stone fireplace pairs nicely with the worn white panels.
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The grey stone and shiplap combo creates a warm and inviting atmosphere in this new home.
Brick and shiplap pair great together for a classic look in your home. Read on for some inspiration of pairing wooden panels with different colors of bricks.
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Here’s an example of classic red brick that looks great with white panels that climb the entire wall to emphasize the tall ceilings.
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Here they painted the brick white to seamlessly blend with the white panels surrounding the fireplace for a modern look and feel.
A fireplace is often the central feature of your living room. Adding built in shelves around it is a great way to accentuate it even more. You can change up your shelving décor when the mood strikes.
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If you go white with your shelves and fireplace then your décor can be any color or style you want and you can change it with the seasons.
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If you want your built in shelves to have storage consider adding doors to some of them to neatly store items.
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I love how these light wood floating shelves match the mantel for a truly pulled together modern feel.
If you plan on having a TV in your room then above the fireplace is a great place to put it. The fireplace will already be the focal point for the room so if you place the TV above it you won’t have two separate focal points competing for attention.
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A mounted TV over the fireplace is the way to go for a modern look for your home.
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If you have a sound bar it can blend in under the TV on a large mantel.
Many fireplaces have a hearth, which is the built-up area below the fireplace. If you have a wood burning fireplace then a hearth is a necessity. A fireplace with a hearth can look great with shiplap.
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Here the white hearth blends seamlessly into the white design.
When you have completed your fireplace design you may next want to think about the best way to decorate it. A lot of this will depend on the style you prefer but there are several decorating ideas that are timeless. Check out some inspiration below.
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One of the most common decorating ideas is to add a beautiful picture or painting above your fireplace. The fireplace will already be the focal point of the room so this will really add more style.
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What looks like art work here is actually a Samsung Frame TV. With a frame TV when you’re not watching TV you can have the screen display a stunning art piece and then change it up when the mood strikes.
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A simple round mirror is another great choice above a fireplace.
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Adding simple décor like vases with greenery or flowers and candle sticks is a modern way to decorate your fireplace.
Below are my top Amazon picks for modern decorations that would look amazing on your mantel.
PRETTY MANTEL DÉCOR | WHERE TO FIND
ONE | 3 CERAMIC VASES
TWO | BLACK ROUND MIRROR
THREE | SET OF 3 BLACK CANDLESTICK HOLDERS
FOUR | ARTIFICIAL EUCALYPTUS STEMS
I don’t know about you but when I think of decorating for the holidays one of the first things I think of is fireplace decorating. I have gathered for you some inspiration to beautifully decorate your fireplace. Check it out below.
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Consider adding pretty greenery on your mantel with classic white stockings hung to the side for a stylish look for the holidays.
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Simple holiday greenery with red berries is the perfect holiday mantel décor for a cozy look.
The fireplace as the focal point of the living room is the perfect spot to adorn with your seasonal décor like your fall or Halloween decorations. You can get some inspiration below.
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This homeowner swaps out her art prints for Halloween prints to add a little spooky décor to her home at Halloween time.
Shiplap typically is placed horizontally but looks stunning when placed vertically. If you have high ceilings placing your panels vertically is a great way to accentuate that. The vertical lines draw the eye up to the ceiling.
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Here’s a gorgeous example of a grey vertical shiplap fireplace that is the star of this room.
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This vertical shiplap is a striking contrast to the Carrara square tiles. This beautiful shade of deep green makes its way to the shelves and sets the tone for this traditional living room.
If you really want to make your room standout try something a little unique. Check out some examples of unique ideas below to get you started.
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This custom angled shiplap fireplace with the modern Spanish tile may be one of my all-time favorites. Copy this style if you really want to create that wow factor in your home.
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If you want a truly one-of-a-kind shiplap fireplace, then how about going for a chevron pattern?
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An unsymmetrical wall becomes a standout feature of this unique shiplap fireplace. The modern black panels paired with the traditional stone creates a beautiful comfortable style.
Now, I want to show you some examples of panels that are covering the entire wall with the fireplace on it. This is a beautiful alternative if you don’t want to actually change your fireplace itself. Read on to see some stunning examples.
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The large panel charcoal grey adds a striking contrast to the bright white fireplace.
Here’s a couple more ideas of creating an amazing shiplap fireplace wall. If this is done right this wall will become the focal point of the entire room. See what I mean below.
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In the picture above the fireplace is made of a smooth concrete and it’s paired with this tall white shiplap wall for a stunning focal point.
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The unique pattern and the color of the shiplap wall really make it stand out in this traditional living room.
Ok, now you’ve seen 50 examples of stunning shiplap fireplaces in every color, design style, and type. I hope you now have a little inspiration to copy your favorite look in your home. Feel free to save your favorite ideas to your Pinterest boards or share this post on social.
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