Using a Chevron Pattern Around Your Home

by Lindsay Ballard on June 7th, 2013

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These days, bold and graphic patterns in home decor are all the rage. Some of the most popular patterns today are Greek key, herringbone, and of course the trendy favorite, the chevron pattern.

I got in on the chevron action a few years ago when I convinced my husband that we should paint two walls of our bedroom in a dark gray and white chevron. Honestly, he wasn’t sold on the idea, but he helped me paint it anyway. Tom is a bit of a perfectionist, so it took us nearly a week to finish, but the end result was stunning. I added a thin, silver metallic stripe to the bottom of each gray chevron to give it a little more dimension.

Since then, I have been utterly obsessed with the chevron pattern. I am immediately drawn to anything and everything featuring the design in bright colors, whether they be cell phone cases, throw pillows, or dresses for my two-year-old daughter. I really like to see the movement that the pattern creates in a piece. I have put together a Pinterest board of some of my favorite pieces, which you can visit here if you are a chevron fan like me.

Through the board, you can see how great the pattern looks on different pieces. If you don’t want to make a huge statement on your wall, try chevron on your drapes or a photo frame. You don’t have to go crazy to make a big statement with a graphic pattern. I’ll continue to update the board as I find other great uses for the chevron pattern.

My chevron love may have reached an all-time high a few days ago, though. I was working with an outdoor artificial grass rug when inspiration struck. I grabbed my scissors and started cutting a few chevron stripes out of the rug. I then nailed it to my wall with tiny wire nails. The result is so cool!

If you’d like to try your hand at painting a chevron pattern, here are a few tutorials from my blog that may be helpful to you:

With any pattern, there’s always the fear that chevron will soon be on its way out of style. But I push that thought out of my head and choose to live in the moment with what I love, as I do with anything home decor related. Should I wake up one morning and decide that the chevron pattern is no longer for me, I can break out my paint roller and brushes and transform it into something new.

Categories: How to Paint, Inspiration, Painting Tips

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