5 Places to Put Herringbone (Besides the Floor!)

Herringbone is one of those classics when it comes to flooring patterns in wood, tile, and even carpet. It’s a more classic (and therefore less likely to look dated soon) alternative to trendy chevron, but with a similar appearance and less waste.

(FYI, herringbone consists of rectangles laid on right angles, while a chevron pattern requires cutting the tiles or floorboards to meet end-to-end for a true zigzag.)

Via Macon Hardwood

So while herringbone is great for flooring…

Living Room by AREA Handelsgesellschaft mbH – Linz OÖ
Photo credit: Kit Haselden Photography Pty Ltd
Bedroom by Patrick Brian Jones PLLC
…it also adds gorgeous visual appeal to other areas of the home.
Try herringbone to pretty up these five places:
1. The fireplace (inside or out)
Living Room by Andrew Howard Interior Design
Living Room by Kyle Hunt & Partners, Incorporated
Living Room by Carson Poetzl, Inc.
2. The backsplash; it’s more interesting than the standard bricked or stacked layout without being too different or daring.
Bathroom by Michael Abrams Limited
Kitchen by Croma Design Inc
Kitchen by Jackson Paige Interiors, Inc.
3. The feature wall; make a statement!
Powder Room by Anne Grice Interiors
Dining Room by Design Associates
Bathroom by Dyer Grimes Architecture
Bedroom by Brooke Wagner Design
4. The ceiling; draw the eye up!
Patio by Dallas Renovation Group
Kitchen by Glennwood Custom Builders (NC)
Dining Room by Mark Cristofalo & Company
Kitchen by Morning Star Builders LTD
5. Furniture; herringbone adds dimension and texture
Herringbone Coffee Table, Hairpin Legs
Via etsy.com
Via ThePursuitofHandyness.com (click for DIY tutorial)

What’s your favorite pattern?