Shiplap Fireplace Ideas to Keep You Cozy All Winter

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If you’re not wanting to commit to a full wall of shiplap, try a feature on your fireplace instead. These shiplap fireplace ideas will instantly cozy up your space


Shiplap Fireplace Ideas

A fireplace isn’t a necessity to have in a home, but it can certainly complete the look.

whitewash brick wood burning fireplace with large mantle and blessed sign over it

We have had a fireplace in all the homes we’ve lived in and even though we don’t use it all the time, just having it be a part of the living area makes the home feel warm and inviting.

Shiplap isn’t just for farmhouse style anymore and all of these shiplap fireplace ideas I’m about to share with you will show you that!

Are Shiplap Fireplaces Out of Style?

You can make your own judgement call here, but I don’t think so. They’re obviously going to be a personal preference, but like with anything it is about what you want.

Following trends and advice of what is the best will never serve you in the long run. When it’s your house, you want things that you love and that you can live with.

That’s the point of gathering ideas from around the internet and then doing what you feel matches your decor style and the style of your home.

Can You Cover a Brick Fireplace with Shiplap?

Assuming that you have a working fireplace, you need to make sure that your fireplace will pass code.

Having combustible materials near an open flame can be a cause for concern. We have had to pass a few inspections with our first flip and most recently our second flip which means know that national building code states the combustible materials have to be at least 6 inches from the opening of the fireplace if it’s a wood burning fireplace.

black shiplap fireplace with wood mantle

If you have a fireplace that’s non-woodburning or even a wood burning fireplace that’s not functional, you can shiplap to your heart’s desire. If your wood fireplace is functional, maybe try some other option like shiplap on the walls beside your fireplace like we have in our living room.

Here are some awesome shiplap fireplace ideas to get your wheels turning:

*Image sources are linked below each photo. For more information on the space, make sure to click the link and go to the post!

shiplap fireplace with concrete
Modern concrete and shiplap fireplace via DecorPad

If you want a more modern look to your shiplap fireplace, I love the idea of adding concrete around the bottom of the fireplace to break it up a bit.

white brick fire surround with black shiplap fireplace
Shiplap fireplace with tile via Love and Renovations

Concrete may be too modern for your taste and that’s okay! You could try a more traditional look with some tile instead which can still create a beautiful look.

white shiplap fireplace with beam and TV over the fireplace
White shiplap fireplace via Homemade Lovely

This whole living space feels very farmhouse to me and adding the white shiplap to the fireplace just makes sense.

dark blue shiplap fireplace with white fireplace surround
Blue shiplap and patterned tile via Charleston Crafted

I love the look of the blue shiplap and fun patterned tile. When you mix in the dark floors, it’s a stunner.

white shiplap fireplace idea with wood floors and plant in front of a window
White shiplap fireplace via @chalovescafe

Adding in the trim on the fireplace and then continuing the shiplap on the wall makes it look seamless, yet still modern and sleek. This is a great shiplap fireplace idea if you’re in a newer construction or builder grade home and you want to add a bit of pizazz.

black shiplap fireplace floor to ceiling and light couches with bats on the window
Black vertical shiplap fireplace via @25thandbrick

We did black shiplap around the fireplace at our first flip, Beverly, and I loved it. Having this go from floor to ceiling and it being vertical as well is a look I’m very fond of!

brick surround with white shiplap fireplace and Samsung frame TV above it
Neutral vertical shiplap over fireplace via @theredfernhome

This space is so warm and inviting to me – the creamy white walls and the beautiful aged brass accents in the room are beautiful. I love the whitewashed brick on the bottom and the white vertical shiplap behind the Samsung Frame TV.

Psst. Can’t afford the Samsung Frame TV? Neither could we. But we did an AWESOME DIY Samsung Frame tutorial and you can make your smart TV into one super easy.

So, if you’re looking for a way to add some extra warmth and coziness to your home this winter, consider shiplap on your fireplace. It’s a great way to update your look without having to do a full renovation and it will definitely be a conversation starter with guests.

Plus, DIY faux shiplap is a great and easy project to get your feet wet if you’re wanting to learn how to use power tools!

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