9 Awesome Wall Treatments I’m Crushing On that are NOT SHIPLAP

Okay friends, before you pull out the pitchforks and rally a mob, I love Fixer Upper and I think Joanna and Chip Gaines are awesome, love their chemistry . . . and so on and so forth, but . . . shiplap, honestly, I’m kinda over it. While planning for some small, (it always starts *small*) updates in our oldest son’s basement bathroom, I’ve been contemplating some sort of wall treatment. Everything I come across is shiplap! So I’ve rounded up a few alternatives that I kinda love and if you are like me and looking for something different, maybe you’ll love them too!  (Dislclaimer:  the images in this post do not belong to me, please be sure to pin from the original source, located under each image)

1.) Chevron Wall Treatment


This chevron wall treatment, by Sita Montgomery Interiors is gorgeous! I love how it still provides the white and the texture, but the pattern is unique.

2.) DIY Greek Key Molding


I love how this wall treatment by All Things Thrifty makes a statement without an excessive amount of work.

3.) Wood Striped Wall


If you prefer a more rustic look, this horizontal wood striped wall will provide you with a warm and modern take on a traditional painted stripes.

4.) Faux Brick Wall


I am just a sucker for brick walls. In my next life, I will live in a loft with exposed brick like my friend Lisa at Mona Lisaa Styles. But, if you don’t live in a loft, you can get the look like this amazing faux brick wall by Sawdust 2 Stitches. This whitewashed finish can work with almost any style.

5.) Diamond Trim Wall


This diamond trellis wall treatment by Joanna Gaines (see told you I like her), is also a great alternative. Choosing to paint it all one color makes a statement without being too bold.

6.) Ducktape Diamonds


Seriously? The Nester created this amazing wall treatment with duck tape y’all!  The contrast just makes my heart skip a beat, and is an inexpensive and non-permanent wall treatment (great for renters!)

7.) Horizontal Board and Batten


If you are really wanting something similar to shiplap, Grace Filled Interiors’ horizontal board and batten is a great alternative.  You can also vary the width of the boards to get a different look.

8.) Paneled Wall


Similar to board and batten, Erin at Live Pretty on a Penny transformed her blank living room wall into a beautiful focal point.

And last but not least, another genius wall treatment from The Nester:

9.) Dashes (paint)


I honestly thought, on first sight, that this was wallpaper! I couldn’t believe that it was literally just painted white dashes on dark paint. I adore it!

While I know some trends are just super hard to resist, (I almost chose shiplap myself!, I mean it’s pretty), but there are tons of other options if you’re looking to go in a different direction.

9 Awesome Wall Treatments I'm Crushing On that are NOT SHIPLAP

So what do you think? Which of these would you try out?

I’m still trying to decide, stay tuned friends!

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  1. TheMonaLisaa
    August 3, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Carli I love this post! I think the painted dashes are pretty clever and seems easy! I'm also a big fan of Greek key so I'm loving that wall feature as well! Thanks for all of the ideas I would have never thought of some of these!

    • Carli A
      August 8, 2016 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you Lisa! SO glad you liked it and found some inspiration 🙂

  2. Nicole Patterson
    August 3, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Carli !! This post is so awesome !! Thank you so much for the inspiration and for something different !!

    • Carli A
      August 8, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      Hi Nicole!!! So glad you were inspired too! Maybe you can try one of these wall treatments in your new home?

  3. Liah
    August 12, 2016 / 3:23 am

    I love this post Carli, There are so many different wall treatments to choose from. I have to say I am in love with the greek key treatment! I would like to try that one day.

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