Chevron and Herringbone Patterns

As with any design, the attention to details is so crucial and vital. The thought and execution of these details can take a space from ordinary to amazing.

Chevron and herringbone patterns have been used frequently in design for the last decade. A chevron pattern is a line or stripe in a V or inverted V-shape. These patterns are available in wallpaper, rugs, dinnerware, and fabrics.


Chevron and Herringbone Pattern


Chevron & Herringbone Pattern


To add that extra detail to your space, consider the use of chevron or herringbone pattern by creating the pattern using tile, wood or brick. This living and dining area is one of my favorite rooms. It is so simple and clean in its design with great attention paid to the details like the herringbone patterned floor.


Interior Walls Designs - Chevron vs. Herringbone Pattern

Chevron & Herringbone Pattern


The chevron wall in the above living area adds so much character and interest to an otherwise plain wall.

There are differences between a chevron and a herringbone pattern. These two patterns are sometimes not referenced correctly.

Chevron patterns are those in which pieces of material are cut into rectangles all the same length. The ends are then cut to a desired angle and laid in a “V” pattern. Chevron edges are mitered.



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A herringbone pattern edges are not mitered. Here again the pieces used are rectangular and are cut to the same length. They are then laid into the “V” pattern where the pattern overlaps. The pieces are laid at a right angle to the each other to create the pattern.



Herringbone Pattern - Interior Walls Designs


Interior Walls Designs - Herringbone Pattern

Carpet tiles are very popular in both hospitaltiy and residential spaces in that a tile can be removed and replaced if needed. These carpet tiles by Interface show how a herringbone pattern.

Herringbone Pattern

Outdoor spaces need the attention to details too. Patterned terraces or walkways are a great way to add needed interest to any space.

Chevron & Herringbone Pattern - Interior Walls Designs

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The Power of Paint: Painted Floors

Painted floors have been around for centuries and have made their way back into this decade. They are showing up in all shapes and forms ranging from solid colors to chevron patterns and almost any pattern in between. This task may sound daunting therefore I recommend a professional to help with this project.

The pattern you choose can vary depending on the room and the adjoining areas. This dining area is probably one of my most favorite applications. The pattern is perfect in scale and proportion for this room. The black and white color combination is timeless.

Interior Walls Designs - Painted Floors

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Interior Walls Designs - Painted Floors

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The pattern can be subtle and understated as in this grey and white combination. Simple yet stylish, its color combination sets the tone for the space.

Painted Floors - Interior Walls Designs

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Stripe patterns are probably the easiest to achieve should you decide to take on this task yourself. The painted floor becomes another element in the room adding pattern and color.

Painted Floors - Interior Walls Designs

Two different shades of blue were used on this floor. The alternating stripes are outlined with a thin stripe of white which give the floor more interest. The added element of the compass painted at the base of the spiral staircase is totally genius.

Interior Walls Designs - Painted Floors

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