The humble piece of wood. It's so simple yet it can be transformed in so many ways. Playing with its natural color variations and a simple angle can create a beautiful pattern and design feature in your space. For instant style and architectural interest, here are ten wood chevron installations that inspire:
Above, mix different colors and use a chevron as a wainscotting or in this sample from Designwebwinkle (Dutch), it doubles as a headboard.
If you want something a little less permanent or if you're renting, you can buy a headboard in a chevron pattern, like this one from West Elm.
Welcome your guests with a chevron front door like this one featured on Martha Stewart.
Create a dramatic architectural feature in your living room with floor to ceiling chevron to center a fireplace like this one spotted on Design Sponge.
Another great solution for renters, add some chevron and play with color to create an interesting piece of furniture like this coffee table made by ModernTexures on Etsy.
Add some timeless style to a nursery with a chevron pattern that becomes a piece of wall art, featured on a room tour from Iron & Twine.
Don't forget to look down. This wood chevron floor featured on The Socialite Family (French) is almost too stylish to walk on.
And don't forget to look up and turn a boring ceiling into a architectural feature like this house featured on Dwell.
Make a sliding door not only functional but stylish too with a pop of unexpected chevron, spotted on One Kin Design.
And lastly, as a testament to how much I love this look, here's a railing I recently had built in my own loft. See the dramatic before & after on my blog, The Sweet Escape.