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Snazz Up Your Living Room With Smart Chevron Patterns

The word around design circles is that chevron patterns have come back with a bang in the last few years. While it is true that the start of the decade saw an explosion of zigzag patterns, chevron patterns have been popular since the ’60s. To term the latest chevron craze a comeback could be a bit overreaching, as these bold V-shaped delights were never completely out of style. Yet creative modern designers and innovative homeowners have given the chevron pattern a trendy, hip and contemporary makeover, making them more appealing than ever before.

Let the chevron pattern stand out in sizzling style!

by Kelly Deck Design

Having already browsed through chevron inspirations for the modern kitchen, it is time to take a look at some exceptional living rooms that pull off these audacious zigzags with elegance. From beautiful drapes to irresistible throw pillows and striking rugs, the lineup includes the usual suspects along with a few unexpected, quirky additions. Are you ready for the chevron show?

Multicolored chevron pattern rug for the living room

by Mohawk Home

Contemporary living room with chevron accent chairs

Design by Shirley Meilesels / Photography by Stephani Buchman

Fun modern take on the classic chevron pattern

Give your living room some spring freshness

Lovely, intricate pattern for the fireplace

by Residents Understood

Rich violets add color to the black and white setting

by Amanda Austin Interiors

The Comfort of Throw Pillows

Have you ever filled up your bed or the couch with so many pillows that the person next to you starts getting annoyed about the fluffy overdose? There simply are so many throw pillow options around that we often end up with way too many. Pillow covers are a cool way to add a chevron pattern to the living room without having to commit to a more permanent or expensive addition. They are fun, can be swapped out when you are in the mood for solid colors and can be used along with other accent pillows to enhance the color scheme of the room.

Add geometric pattern to the living room with chevron throw pillows

by Dawna Jones Design

Red chevron pattern pillows complement the exposed brick wall of the eclectic home

by Jason Arnold Interiors

Apart from adding color, chevron pattern accent pillows bring geometric contrast without overwhelming the space. They seem to bring together the best of both worlds by combining a sense of posh refinement that simple stripes offer and a playful vibe that is often associated with other geometric prints. The color combinations here are indeed endless…

A simple way to add this season's hottest patterns and styles

by S&K Interiors

Accent pillows with a zigzag pattern that complements the rug

by Michelle Miller Interiors

A living space for those who love a splash of bold blue

by Sarah Kidder Design

Gorgeous use of pastels in the living room

Spot the large chevron pattern in this room

by Emily Followill-HammerSmith

Lovely Rugs and Herringbone Floors

We already discussed the basic difference between the chevron and herringbone designs in the kitchen collection. So, we will not delve into it much further. While the herringbone pattern is inherently different from the chevron style thanks to the staggered tile arrangement, it still can produce a very similar visual effect. Wooden flooring in a herringbone layout is easier to work with if you want a chevron pattern floor, as the tiles need not be cut at right angles. Just use a smart chevron rug on top of this to drive home the unmistakable zigzags!

Transitional living room with a chevron pattern rug

by Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design

Beautiful living roomw ith herringbone floors and a chevron rug!

Herringbone pattern for floors is easy to execute compared to chevron

by Summer Thornton Design

Much like accent pillows, chevron print rugs are also easily available and come in a multitude of shades. You can swap them seasonally to go from the understated to the extravagant within no time. The black and white chevron rug is one such classic that is visually dramatic, tasteful and adds a whimsical twist to the simple black and white stripes. And as the lovely living room inspirations here showcase, chevron rugs can be used in rooms with themes that range from the craftsman to the contemporary!

Chevron accents in yellow, grey and black

Cozy craftsman look for your living room

Chevron pattern rug in black and white ushers in glamour and sophistication

by Debbie Basnett, Vintage Scout Interiors

Stained oak herringbone floor for the living room

by usona

Stylish chevron rug in the living room

by Stephanie Wiley Photography

Dashing Drapes

Looking for something that makes an even more theatrical impact? Chevron drapes are a great choice if you have a living room with high ceilings and an open-plan layout that combines the dining space and kitchen with the living area. These striking additions will balance the grandeur of the large living area in a graceful, yet remarkable fashion. The size of the chevron zigzags makes a big difference when it comes to drapes. Drapes with larger-sized zigzags look lovely in small rooms, as the design appears less cluttered. More intricate patterns in accent hues are perfect for really spacious interiors where there is a greater need to fill up visual space.

Chevron curtains for the eclectic living room

by Madison Modern Home

Elegant living room in light blue and grey

by Great Neighborhood Homes

Retro style living room with loads of color!

Chevron pattern curtains in red and white

Chevron pattern drapes make a bold visual statement even in a spacious living room

by Jeri Koegel Photography

Fabulous blue theme for the living room

by Cardea Building

A Warm Focal Point

Have you thought about chevron tiles for the fireplace? That is right; there is a place for those bright, bubbly and daring tiles beyond the kitchen! This urbane trend seems to be catching on quick, and since these tiles come in some of the most brilliant and audacious hues, homeowners are more than happy to use them in their living rooms draped in warm, neutral tones. Of course, if rich color is not your thing, there are more restrained options in grey and beige. You can even use herringbone brick for the inside of the fireplace or opt for a custom design that truly enriches your living room vibe.

Eclectic living room with bold zigzag tile around the fireplace

by Laura U

Another fireplace that brings home the herringbone pattern

Custom designed tile around the fireplace showcases chevron pattern in a classy fashion

by Martha O’Hara Interiors

Rustic chic living room with a subtle chevron pattern above the fireplace

by Judith Balis Interiors

Herringbone pattern on the inside of the fireplace

Surprise with Pattern

With spring having arrived, you might be busy giving your home a fresh makeover that includes a smart addition to your living room which will enliven the space. If swapping out rugs and changing drapes is not your thing, then there are other inventive ways of ushering in the chevron pattern. Wallpaper is one such easy choice. You might even opt for an accent chair or ottoman in the chevron print, which will serve you well even in the bedroom. If you are looking for a fun weekend project that involves the kids, then DIY wall art with chevron patterns is a fine option.

Living room walls that are both fun and posh!

by Atmosphere Interior Design

DIY Chevron Wall Art Idea with Plenty of Color

Adding the chevron glint to your living rooms is an easy task that requires very little actual work. It also gives you another excuse to shop around for endless hours while going back and forth on the perfect look. So, give these flashy zigzags a shot and you will soon be taken in by their flamboyance and panache!

Creative and playful way to add pattern to your living room

Add a fun twist to the room with chevron patterns

Accent chair and pillow in zigzag pattern

Chevron wallpaper for the exquisite living room

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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