How do you determine what wall to put shiplap on?

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I've read that the first wall you see when you walk in the front door. I have a hall way that you see as soon as you walk in my house? Thank you


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  • Any wall you want to feature, Debby. I'm a fan of 'do what YOU like'!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 01, 2020

    What seems the best choice for me would be the 2 long parallel walls and use the end wall for accent.

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Jul 01, 2020

    You can put it on literally any wall you'd like

  • William William on Jul 01, 2020

    You put it on any wall you want. There is no standard rule of thumb.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jul 01, 2020

    I don't think it matters. A wall without windows is easier - less cutting.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jul 01, 2020

    I agree with the first wall you see or the "unique" wall in a room. The shorter wall - the one with the most doors etc. would also be a cool way to decide.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jul 01, 2020

    A hallway is fine for shiplap but you want to make sure it carries an impact. It is a great deal of work so I would make sure and choose the wall that I would enjoy seeing the most.

  • I'd say pick whatever wall you'd like, there aren't necessarily any rules.

  • Dee Dee on Jul 01, 2020

    I like board and batten on a wall that you can see when you enter the room. Like in a bedroom the wall where your headboard would be.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jul 02, 2020

    Put it on the mIn wall you will see when you walk into the room

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 04, 2020

    Hello Debby,

    The wall at the end of the hall to make it come towards you, Going across the width of the hall, there by seemingly pushing the walls outward. If this wall is darker, it will help with the illusion too. If you want to make your hall look wider, put Shiplap half way up the wall from the bottom to waist height. Up and down rather than the length of the wall. Then colour that part darker than the top part of the walls. Use MIRRORS and Pictures along to deceive and interest the eye on route. Best wishes.

  • Maura White Maura White on Jul 07, 2020

    Then how about on both sides of that hallway?

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