Chevrons are a hot decor trend today, and for good reason. The zigzag stripes give the illusion of movement and make a bold statement. If you’re looking for some design inspiration, check out these great ways to use chevrons in your home.

Liven Up Your Home Decor with Chevrons

cheveronChevrons are a hot decor trend today, and for good reason. The zigzag stripes give the illusion of movement and make a bold statement. If you’re looking for some design inspiration, check out these great ways to use chevrons in your home.

Flooring

If you’re doing it all by hand, creating a chevron pattern with tile, laminate or wood flooring may require some creative math and precise cuts. For those who are mathematically challenged, there’s good news. Many home improvement stores sell prefab wall and floor tiles that come with the chevron pattern already created. The tiles are backed by a mesh sheet that helps them adhere to the grout and makes measuring easier.

Accent Walls

Unless done subtly, chevrons can quickly overwhelm a decor scheme. That’s where accent walls come in. You can use an accent wall to make a bold statement in your living room or bedroom, as well as tie together the colors you’ve used in the rest of your decor. For best results, use only two to five colors; too many shades can overwhelm the pattern quickly. If you use more than two shades, you may want to vary the stripe width a bit to give your eyes a place to rest and to better highlight the bolder shades you’ve used.

Bold Colors

Chevrons are a great way to highlight bold and bright colors, but they don’t have to be overwhelmingly vibrant. Use soft grays and pearly whites paired with metallic accents to add subtle modern sophistication to a room. Today’s neutrals move away from the classic black, white and khaki to a more naturally inspired palette. Try pairing a brighter shade with gentle, flowing blues or buttery yellows to tone down the more vibrant hue and create a softer look.

Window Treatments

You can buy readymade chevron window treatments, but if you’re looking for customization, you might want to try your hand at a do-it-yourself version. A little sailcloth, some painter’s tape, fabric medium and a can of paint are all you need to create custom drapes that look great and give you plenty of privacy.

Accessories

Chevron covered ottomans and throw pillows abound, but you can also breathe new life into old end tables or desks with a fresh coat of paint. Pick a main color and an accent color. Use the main color all over, but mark off the top with painter’s tape and use your accent shade to create a trendy new surface for your drinks or notebook to rest upon. You could also paint drawer fronts or doors in your accent shade to tie it in with the rest of the piece.

Make It Yours

Bold, beautiful results are possible with a little ingenuity when you incorporate chevrons into your home decor. Create subtle patterns with flooring and soft colors on your walls, or add in striking accents in vibrant colors. Have fun with this energetic and striking home design trend.

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