Thursday, January 12, 2012

Trend of 2012: The Chevron

As some of you may know one of the latest trends is the chevron pattern, and in 2012 we're going to see this trend grow. The chevron is so multifunctional, I just love it! It can be bold or subtle, masculine or feminine, modern or traditional, really the chevron can belong anywhere  Check out these fun ways to use the chevron…

Designer Debbie Basnet. Photo courtesy of

Check out this bold rug, it really takes the room up a notch.  I love how graphic it is! It's a great way to create movement and excitement into a space.  A good rule of thumb when designing a room is to only have one show stopper.  If you're using a rug like this, it's definitely the show stopper.  You don't want your room to be too busy. The contrasting chevron pattern on the floor is the perfect touch.

As bold as the rug above is, below shows how to incoporate the chevron and still keep a serene feeling in your space.

by Anna Baskin Lattimore Design
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Here we have a chevron pattern made from tile. This is more subtle but still impactive giving the bathroom lots of interest and direction.

Designer Nina Jiznar.  Photo Courtesy of

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These photos show fun pillows you can use to incorporate the chevron pattern. It's less dramatic than a big area rug but still a great accent, plus it's an inexpensive way to kick your room up a notch. You can choose from a range of colors, and sizes to get the perfect look for you!

Designer Casa Greer 

A simple way to add the pattern to a space is drapes.  This yellow and white chevron again this dark, rich paint looks fantastic.  Again you can use any size and color of chevron. Another fun thing about this picture is they are using the yellow-gray color combination another fabulous trend that is still going strong.

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One of my favorite ways to showcase this pattern in on furniture, from bench cushions to a full sofa.  I think this old chair they recovered is completely charming. Like I said the chevron can be anywhere from modern to traditional and subtle to bold, so you really have no excuse not to incorporate this fabulous design element into your home.

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