Timeless Herringbone Pattern in Home Décor

Herringbone” is a pattern with a distinctive “V” shape. It originated as a weaving pattern (think twill fabric), but herringbone has become a hot pattern for a variety of home designs and styles. It slightly differs from chevron in that the herringbone pattern breaks at each section’s reversal, whereas chevron is a continuous zigzag.

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Herringbone is a beautiful pattern to incorporate into a space that needs a little extra punch, or a subtle sense of visual “texture,” or anything in between. It’s easy to incorporate herringbone pattern into your décor – from a home’s architecture to its wall art to its textiles.

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We’ve certainly been inspired by the revival of this classic pattern, and we hope you will be, too! Let’s check out how others have incorporated this pattern into their spaces, shall we?

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The classic herringbone pattern in a classic black-and-white palette is simply gorgeous.

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Tiles laid out in a steep herringbone pattern are a subtle yet sophisticated way to add depth to this white kitchen.

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A herringbone pattern is a nice way to set a certain part of the space apart from the rest. Like this above-range backsplash, for example. The same tile as the rest of the kitchen’s backsplash is used, just in a different way.

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Another example of the simple, eye-catching pattern’s ability to set a section of a monochromatic space apart.

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To tie into the dark(ish) cabinets and countertop in this kitchen, a herringbone tile backsplash have some grey and brownish undertones

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A timeless herringbone pattern incorporated into a traditional setting but in a clean, contemporary way is practically heaven on earth.

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Chunky white tiles and white grout make the  more subtle here, but the pattern on the floor balances nicely with the details of a wooden beamed ceiling.

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The wider the gradient of color within the tiles, the longer the length of each tile, and the steeper the angles, the more dramatic the herringbone pattern will seem. Perfect for a room that is designed for drama.

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With its emphasis on precision and angles, herringbone pattern in almost any case is an excellent foundation for symmetrical décor.

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“Industrial meets elegant” with a marble herringbone backsplash in a crisp, modern kitchen.

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Wood grain makes a herringbone pattern even more pronounced, in a perfectly perfect sort of way.

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A herringbone ceiling is a perfect detailed complement to a minimal space. I love the warmth of the wood herringbone pattern here.

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Reclaimed wood installed in a herringbone pattern on the ceiling is a stunner. Makes even a vaulted ceiling feel cozier.{found on makemeprettyagain}.

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Emphasize a particularly beautiful part of your space by framing it out in a herringbone pattern. Makes a stunner even more, well, stunning.

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Painted herringbone pattern is an inexpensive way to get the look. Just requires a bit of patience and elbow grease.

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Painted herringbone pattern on the walls makes a beautiful piece of furniture feel extra special.

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Show off the beautiful white tiles laid out in a herringbone pattern in the shower by installing a glass shower surround. Truly, the herringbone detail should be admired from every angle.

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Wall stencils are an excellent resource to easily maintain the precision that a beautiful herringbone pattern implementation requires.

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Put a unique twist on the classic herringbone pattern by creating random, deconstructed “V” sections. This reminds me a bit of confetti, or sprinkles. What’s not to love, really?{found on justanotherhangup}.

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A similar “confetti” look, but with a bit more structure. Notice that pattern is irregular, but it does repeat here.{found on paintandpattern}.

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Of course, creating the herringbone pattern out of natural materials like this light, raw wood is particularly heart-warming. Love how it forms a zigzag on its border with the white wall.

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A deconstructed herringbone pattern in a sophisticated white-and-gold palette is both ageless and contemporary.

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DIY projects involving a herringbone pattern are very hot right now. How about this wall art, reminiscent of watercolor, created with acrylics? I love the perfect imperfection of the individual “bones.”{found on viewalongtheway}.

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This bold, fuchsia wall art represents a modern twist on a classic herringbone pattern.

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If you love the look of herringbone pattern but are more interested in a smaller-scale incorporation, this might be something you like. A fantastic upcycled herringbone pattern two-tone dresser with leather straps. Love it!

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“Herringbone” is originally the name given to the distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern. It makes perfect sense, then, that incorporating herringbone textiles into your décor is a step toward effortless chic.

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Herringbone patterned textiles is also an excellent way to make a “fancy” space feel more homey, more comfortable, and more genuine. I love the juxtaposition of sheens, patterns, and overall details here.

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Inside or outside, paint concrete floors in a vibrant herringbone to make a bold (and fun!) statement.

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Another place to incorporate herringbone is outside your home – this brick patio is a perfect example of the gorgeous pattern. Paired with the typical brickwork of this stately home, the herringbone is just different enough to mix things up.

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Herringbone looks as sleek in outside décor as it does in interiors. This DIY shim art incorporates loads of personality – bold shades of blues (including trendy cobalt), ombré, and herringbone. A perfectly vibrant piece to decorate the backyard patio.{found on whiletheysnooze}.

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Opt for an outdoor walkway that really makes a sophisticated statement by laying brick down in a herringbone. The effect is immediately classic and classy.

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Where is your favorite space or place to see a herringbone pattern?