If you’re looking to give your home a makeover for the year 2019, know that simply by making a few interesting but trendy additions, you can add a contemporary look to your interiors. Check out the expected styles for next year in the Montreal Gazette as outlined by Karl Lohnes, and you will learn about the most commonly used home decor themes. Some of the concepts have remained in vogue since the past 10 years while others have made an impact in the last 3 years. But, one underlying concept that is unlikely to ever go out of style is the chevron pattern.
The zigzag of the chevron lends instant appeal to any decor whether it is retro, or trendy and modern-age. The interesting factor about this pattern is that you can incorporate in just about any way to add an aesthetic allure to the room. For instance, you could lay down tiles on the floors in wooden, concrete, ceramic, porcelain, or any other. You also have the option of using the theme in the bathroom and kitchen like on the walls and floors. Consider adding the tiling on the backsplash of your kitchen counter to draw attention and add a whimsical touch.
But, these are not the only reasons why you should use the chevron pattern in your home decor. We can give you a whole lot of excuses for choosing this style in your home.
1. Add a Continental Touch to the Decor
The oldest structure in the world to have wavy zigzag floors is the Queen’s Guard Room in Versailles, and since then, architects have been using it to add an air of the romance of the old world to any decor. Use the Chevron Tile for your floors to bring back the time when maids used brooms to sweep the sand floors into a wavy pattern. Or, when churches and old buildings had bricks and stones laid in the chevron or herringbone pattern perhaps, for durability. Adopt the design in modern day homes, and you have an artistic, chic, and elegant look.
2. The Chevron Pattern is Great for Visual Effects
The wavy patterns on the floors draw the eye from one end of the room to the other. And, that makes the optical illusion perfect for rooms with smaller dimensions. Use the pattern in a diagonal to connect the corners and instantly lend an impression of spaciousness. You can also use the style in narrow hallways to open up the spaces and make them seem wider as you can see in this feature in the Remodelista magazine. Here’s another idea. Pick out a soft color scheme and use lighter shades to brighten the room further.
3. Adds a Hint of Appeal to a Minimalist Decor
If you like the minimalist look for your decor, adding the chevron patterns lends just a hint of class to the interiors. To keep the costs down, you can choose less exotic and expensive woods for the flooring. But, by laying them in the zigzag pattern, you can add a dramatic effect to the room. In place of using the diagonal theme, consider setting the tiles parallel to the walls of the room to evoke playfulness.
4. You Can Play Around with Colors and Combinations
To take the minimalist theme further, adopt the wavy pattern, but in a combination of colors. For instance, you could choose the gray color and play around with light and dark shades for distinctive appeal. Or, try the black and white alternating look for shock appeal. Your architect may also advise that you use the pattern to highlight a specific section of your room. Segregate the living area with carpeting, but put down wooden planks in the chevron pattern for the dining section.
5. You Can Use the Pattern to Create a Feature Panel
In place of using the chevron pattern on your floors, you can create eye-catching panels in a small section of the room. For instance, choose wall tiles to highlight the wall above the fireplace in the living or dining room. Alternatively, you could add appeal to the area behind the stove or sink in the kitchen. The bathroom or powder room can also benefit from the style. Set up the pattern behind the vanity mirror or use it to set the shower area apart from the rest of the room. As this article explains in The Spruce, when using a feature wall, remember to keep the rest of the room simple with muted shades.
Factors to Keep in Mind When Installing the Chevron Pattern
While installing the chevron pattern lends appeal to your interiors, it is essential that you follow a few pointers to achieve the perfect look.
- The chevron style must have the pointed end-to-end look. To get the desired effect, you must buy slats with the ends cut at a 45-degree angle. Inform the consultant at the store of your preference so you can get recommendations of the right kind of tiles to buy. If needed, you may have to place orders for customized tiles according to the dimensions of the room.
- Each slat should be in miter shape, and you’ll buy them in two distinct configurations. If you buy the rectangular-shaped tiles, you’ll have to lay them in the herringbone style which is very different from the chevron.
- Installing the tiles needs precision and expertise. Consider taking up a DIY project only if you’re confident of your capabilities. Or, it is preferable to hire the services of a professional.
- Expect some amount of wastage and buy extra tiles to ensure that you don’t run out of supplies before the project is complete.
The chevron pattern is a great way to add whimsical appeal to your interiors. Explore the many ways in which you can use the style, and you’ll be blown away by the possibilities. Go ahead and adopt the style to give your home the perfect makeover for 2019.