Chevron is that wonderfully bold, zig-zag design pattern reminiscent of Charlie Brown’s shirt. You know the one? The term, historically, refers to a kind of fret in architecture or a badge or insignia worn by officers.
There are many ways the chevron pattern can be used around your home; it can be subtle by incorporating small accessories or you may opt for a bold statement in one area. Take a look at some of these great ideas for some inspiration:
Curtains in a large, bold Chevron pattern make a bright statement in any room. Smaller Chevrons, close together in a complementary colours lend charm and a bit of style to a kitchen or bath.
A simple, neutral toned room can be emboldened with a large rug with a Chevron pattern on it. Choose a Chevron in a colour you love and accent it with throw pillows in the same or similar hue.
The backsplash behind a stove or sink can be done in a Chevron pattern with tiles or other materials like painted tin or copper. A backsplash is a bold way to brighten an otherwise neutral kitchen.
A Chevron pattern in any colour that contrasts or complements the colours in your rug, wall or even a painting looks great in a duvet cover or your pillowcases. Your bed then becomes the focal point of the room and other items in solid colours can be used to give it the attention it deserves.
If you’re up for a remodeling project, you can have wood or laminate floor installed in a Chevron pattern. It’s an understated, yet stunning way to use the pattern and brings attention to the floor without detracting from other areas in a room. You can also get long tiles and have them placed in a bathroom or kitchen floor in a Chevron pattern as well. When doing this, you can either go bold – and alternate contrasting colours of tile or wood making a true zig-zag pattern or you can go understated and use the same colours throughout.
Lampshades, throw pillows and shelving can all be enhanced with the Chevron pattern. A lampshade can be altered with Washi tape and the Chevron pattern made in many colours or just two. Throw pillows can be recovered with Chevron fabric and the fronts of shelves (or the back panel) can be emblazoned with a Chevron pattern as well.
Paint or Washi tape the risers on your staircase with a Chevron pattern. You can continue the pattern on throw pillows throughout your home or find small accessories to place throughout that recalls the pattern.