One of the hottest trends in textiles and housewares this year is the chevron pattern.   Although it has taken me a while to warm up to it I am totally in love with the patten now. Better known as “the zig-zag stripes on Charlie Brown’s shirt”, this diagonal stripe is a fresh, simplified take on the classic herringbone.  Chic, modern, and fun, it is an easy pattern for the DIY-er to recreate on any scale.  If you are looking for a sharp, graphic element to take your decorating to the next level, then check out these 5 ways   to chevron to your decor.

1. Painted Canvases

At Make-under My Life, Jess used the pattern on canvas to create a bold focal point in her dining room.  I love the way the metallic paint adds a soft sheen to the strong pattern.

2. Refinished Furniture

I think I’ve fallen in love with this dresser!  The Twice Lovely duo of Ann Marie and Cara show how they turned a vintage cast-off into a fresh new design with a subtle nod mod flair, thanks to tone-on-tone chevron.

3. Painted Walls

Inside House Thirty-Six, gray and white chevron stripes create an eye-catching accent wall for the nursery.  Check out all the fun patterns and textures Nadia used in the room decor to complement the wall.

4. DIY Pillow

Can’t find the perfect chevron fabric for your next sewing project?  Dana shows us how to customize our own in an easy-to-follow tutorial over at Made.  What a great way to transform any stripe into chevron!

5. Fan Blades

One of the most unique uses for the “zig zag” I found was this fabulous fan.  A tutorial at Design Sponge demonstrates just how easy it is to redress any old fan with a chic bold pattern.

Are you going to be jumping on the chevron wagon anytime soon?

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  1. I did! I painted a soap dispenser with a chevron pattern in my guest bathroom. I also have some pillows in the pattern.

  2. I haven’t caught the chevron bug yet, although it’s got a really cool name.

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