Otherwise known as a zigzag or herringbone-like pattern, the dynamic stripes seem to have taken home decor by storm. Seen in rugs, window treatments, wall decor, and decorative accents, chevron is a trendy pattern that can instantly modernize a room. Age- and gender-neutral, chevron can evoke many different emotions and provide a variety of aesthetic styles with endless color combinations.

Black and white chevron can add a bold graphic element to a room, especially in a room with a simple color scheme, like the one below. This otherwise neutral living room, decorated by Jonathan Adler, features aqua accents and high-contrast chevron patterns.

Although this nursery includes a similar black and white chevron rug, it produces a very different aesthetic. In contrast with the muted pastels and soft lines, the zigzagged pattern provides a chic and modern element. Check out Lay Baby Lay for more photos of this gorgeous nursery.

A smaller chevron print, though just as bold, can bring elegance to any window. Seen here in a softer shade of blue, this sheer patterned curtain creates the illusion of texture and adds graphic flair to a creative space. To see more curtains like these, Design Happens has quite the roundup of chevron window treatments.

For all of the do-it-yourself enthusiasts out there, we’ve found a simple tutorial at Timber and Lace. The distressed chevron print adds an immense amount of character to the dark gray walls. With only a piece of fabric, paint, and a thrifted frame, you can turn a weekend project into trendy wall decor!

Chevron has become a popular choice in entertaining as well. Brighter colors (such as this warm yellow) can bring a modern and stylish decorative element to any soiree. Draw your guests’ attention to the dining table or patio by enlisting the help of chevron.

Do you have elements of chevron in your home?
How do you feel about this home decor trend? Let us know!


6 Responses to Rising Trend: Chevron Decor

  1. Katie says:

    Love the pillows! Is James Adler related to David Adler, the architect?

  2. Jeni says:

    Not sure! Actually, Jonathan Adler is the one who decorated that gorgeous room. And I just looked up James Adler, who is a composer and pianist from Chicago. Apparently the Adlers are a talented bunch!

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