Chevrons are a design classic. They have been used since the times of heraldry to indicate rank and status. Nowadays, the V-shaped chevron offers something of a utilitarian look, perhaps because we are so used to seeing them indicating traffic flow on road signs. Chevrons and zig zags make for a visually dynamic look, when applied in interior designs.
The style offers an ultra modern look that can be highly graphical, so don’t mix them up with busy floral designs, for instance. Coordinate different elements of your décor with chevrons by all means, but let them stand out and dominate the room’s visual look.