HGTV Design Star transformed this drab, oblong bedroom into a bright oasis with a graphic paint job. Chevron stripes on the blue accent wall face off against a solid yellow painting. Simple furnishings and white bed linens don't complete for attention.
A chevron-patterned accent wall and black freestanding tub give this white and cream contemporary bath some visual interest. A cream-colored floating vanity is paired with a long backlit mirror creating a luxurious feel.
As seen on HGTV's Flipping the Block, husband and wife team John and Whitney Spinks created a midcentury modern retreat in their master bedroom in Glendale, Calif. They chose a bright white paint and then stenciled a herringbone pattern in graduated shades of aquamarine on two walls. Yellow chevron curtains provide contrast and additional pattern.
A top trick by designers for making a living space feel more homey is adding a fun rug to the flooring, even when you already have carpet. You don't have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on an area or antique rug to fill the entire space. Instead, look for one in a pattern that adds pizzazz, like this cowhide rug that designer Michelle Mentzer with Miles Design Group in metro Atlanta picked up at Ikea. She also got the pictures of landscape art and the chevron and plush accent pillows on a discount at HomeGoods.
The orange walls, giant gumball machine painting and chevron rug in this playroom make it the perfect space for any kid to play. The fun decorations create an entertaining place for kids to escape. The chalkboard wall allows kids to express their creativity and create artwork for the space.
A no-threshold shower with a glass enclosure helps this dramatically designed bathroom to feel as large and open as possible. A black and white chevron floor, wall sconces and a custom vanity lend glamour to the space.
This stylish gray bedroom features a mix of patterns, including a graphic accent wall, chevron curtains and Greek key throw pillows, adding visual interest to the space. The bold patterns work well together without appearing too busy.
Step through the decorative stone front door into the entryway of this modern home. A panel of chevron marble tile creates movement through the hall space past the frosted glass wall and into the open design of the home.
An organic cotton duvet in a gray and white chevron pattern creates a soft cushion and stands in contrast to a red hand-blocked cotton pillow in the cozy guest bedroom of HGTV Green Home 2012. An exercise in symmetry, floor lamps with dramatic linen shades and inset wall shelves flank the bed.
If you like the idea of a patterned backsplash that won’t go out of style, consider a simple geometric pattern: stripes, diamonds or zigzags, for example. To create this chevron effect, designer Kelli Kaufer used hand-cut stained glass. She bought three different colors, cut them into 1-inch wide by 3-inch long angled pieces, and applied to the wall using a double-sided sticky mat. Then, she grouted with a non-sanded grout. “This backsplash can work with many different styles,” says Kaufer. “Depending on the color of the glass pieces, you can either go bold, creating a hip, modern look, or muted, for a classic, sophisticated style.”