Zig zag, herringbone, chevron, flame stitch…

No matter what you choose to call it, this playful pattern certainly isn’t “new”, but it has jumped back onto the design scene in a BIG and bold way over the past few year.  I’ve been spotting it in abundance on everything from pillows to purses…fashion to flooring…curtains, and even wedding cakes!

chevron cake ideas

There are two things that I have recently come to discover about this zippity little pattern…people are either TOTALLY into it, or they’re COMPLETELY over it!

I must admit, I likely wouldn’t wear zig zags, but I do love it used as an instant punch of graphic colour and pattern in the home.

For those of you who are undecided and thinking that you “might” love a little chevron in your life, I always say…when in doubt, try a toss cushion!

yellow chevron pillow

It’s always a super easy and affordable way to test drive any trend in your home without long term commitment.

But my other favorite saying is “Go BIG, or go HOME”….and lately I’m lovin’ all of these painted chevron patterns on a super-sized scale!

Zig-zaggery on the walls…

gray and white chevron wall

benjamin moore black and white stripe idea

benjamin moore pink striped wall

benjamin moore gray wall

And here’s the thing…. if you’re drooling over the thought of a chevron wall, but think it’s waaaaaaay to difficult to paint yourself, then I have a primo solution for you…..


Oh yeah!  My genius friends at Cutting Edge Stencils have created a GORG and easy-peasy to use stencil in both wall and craft size!

How about a little chevron love on the stairs…

black and white striped stairs

Look up!

I’m super duper diggin’ a dash of chevron on the ceiling…

benjamin moore striped ceiling

benjamin moore blue ceiling


Make your door part of your décor with a dose of…..you guessed it…CHEVRON

benjamin moore gray striped door


Instantly update a naked kitchen backsplash with a painted herringbone pattern…

chevron stencil

Playful Patterned Furniture…

I love this headboard and side table created with the chevron craft stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils!

chevron stencil

benjamin moore striped chevron dresser

benjamin moore striped painted furniture


My heart always skips a beat for gorgeous painted floors…

And how about a colourful chevron rug under foot…

Could it be that chevron has joined the ranks of patterned “classics” with the likes of hounds tooth, plaid, and even stripes?  I have a sneaking suspicion that chevron will be sticking around for a while longer, but what I really want to know is…

Are you into it, or over it?

Now, you may be over it, but perhaps you’d be into bustin’ a zig zag move with me to this little ditty… (it’s amazing what a YouTube search will turn up 😉  But, hey…this might have the potential to be the next Macarena, *cough*!!




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2 Responses to Into It or Over It? …Chevron

  1. Hollie says:

    I’m still into chevron. I think a powder room all chevroned up would be smashing!

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