One way that you can give your remodel a distinctive look is by using the herringbone pattern in your design ideas. The herringbone pattern can be used for so much more than just your flooring. Are you aware of the number of uses where the herringbone pattern can be utilized? This pattern brings a timeless look to your space that can give your room the pizzazz you are looking for. Read on to see how the herringbone pattern can fit with your décor scheme.

One of the first points to review is if the herringbone pattern and Chevron pattern are the same.

Herringbone or Chevron?

One mistake that people make is thinking that the Chevron pattern and herringbone are one and the same. While the two do look similar, it is important if you are going for a particular look for your room, that you don’t get these two mixed up. Typically, the herringbone pattern tile is cut/placed at a 90-degree angle. The pattern resembles a broken zigzag. The Chevron pattern is cut/placed at a different angle and it can be seen as a seamless zigzag.


An interesting way to affect how the size of your room looks is the way the herringbone pattern is laid out. You can place the tiles vertically or horizontally. No matter which way you lay the tiles, the eye will be drawn to follow the pattern. If you are looking for a wider look to your room, then the tiles can be placed horizontally. If you want to project height within your space, then the tiles can be placed vertically. Or you can place the tiles diagonally across the floor for an entirely different look. You can choose which diagonal pattern direction works best for your space.

Where It Works

Herringbone can be used in almost any area of the home. You can utilize the pattern with flooring, as the surround in a shower, a kitchen backsplash, outdoor on the patio, an accent wall in the living room, or around the fireplace to set it off from the rest of the room. One thing to keep in mind is the décor you will use in the rest of the room. Will the pattern complement your other décor, or will it end up detracting from it? Patterns can work wonderfully in a room, but you want to make sure there are not too many.