DIY Chevron Pattern Home Décor Ideas and Projects
Have you embraced the chevron pattern trend? Are you ready to start decorating your home with chevron patterns? There are numerous project options from wall art to light switch plates to furniture with something for everyone. Many of these projects are appropriate for both kids and adults and can be completed in an afternoon or less. Happy decorating!
What kinds of chevron home décor can you make?
Just a Few Ideas
Pillows and Bedding
Light Switch Plates
Tip: Are you having trouble finding chevron tutorials that fit your liking on Google, Pinterest, or craftgawker? Search for "zig zag" instead.
Pillows and Bedding
Some pillow tutorials simply use chevron patterned fabric while other tutorials detail how to create your own chevron patterns. The latter option is considerably more time consuming, but it allows for endless customization possibilities. Making your own pillows and/or bedding is a great choice for unusual sized pillows and beds as well as rooms with color combinations that are tough to buy for in stores.
- Piece N Quilt: Simple Chevron Pillow Tutorial
A simple tutorial with chevron fabric.
- Sew Lux Fabric and Gifts Blog: Sweet Chevrons Pillow Tutorial
Another great detailed step by step tutorial. The first tutorial features a pillow with a handful of chevrons while this one is for a full chevron pillow.
- Crazy for Zig Zags
Great step by step sewing tutorial for a make your own zig zag pillow with detailed photos and descriptions.
- Amy's Creative Side: Zig-Zag Quilt Along Links
You do need basic prior knowledge of quilting to complete this project.
- In Color Order: Patchwork Chevron Quilt Tutorial
This quilt is a lot of work, but the effect that it creates is so neat.
How to Easily Paint a Zig Zag Chevron Design on your Wall
Grab a chevron stencil to make small painting jobs simple and stress free.
- Decals. One of the most simple ways to decorate a wall is with a chevron decal. Decals are readily available online in a range of sizes and colors. Many of them are removable. It is always best practice to check before purchasing if you are concerned about this option. Check out decals available from Vinyl Wall Art, Lewa's Designs, and Etsy.
- Painting. The advantages of painting a chevron wall include a large selection of colors, the ability to alter the size of the zig zags, and the ability to choose how much wall space to cover. Some people paint an entire wall while other people choose to paint a small section of a space. It is important to consider how the space will be used (i.e. dining room, bedroom) and what would be the best fit for that particular space. The Chronicles of Ruthie Hart and Foster House Blog have great chevron painting tutorials.
- Backsplash. A chevron backsplash is a great option for a space that may not need a large pattern or for people who want a little chevron in a room without doing the work of an entire wall. The process for painting is backsplash is very similar to that of painting a whole or partial wall. It is important to consider the size of the zig zags as well as the color scheme for the rest of the room. Check out a backsplash specific painting tutorial from Easy Peasy Grandma and check out a great backsplash example from Pressing On with Miranda who used a stencil for the job.
- Letter Craft Décor Ideas for a Baby Nursery
This article is a round up of letter craft décor ideas. Many of these tutorials and projects are designed for a baby nursery although they are certainly not limited to that.
- Canvas art. One of the most popular types of chevron wall art is canvas art. You can decorate a blank canvas with acrylic paint to make simple, inexpensive wall art. There are numerous possibilities for embellishing the chevrons such as letters or initials, words, quotes, and drawings for virtually any room theme or occasion (i.e. wedding, baby shower). Craftistas Inspiration has a tutorial for basic chevron canvas art. For embellishment inspiration, search Pinterest or Google.
- Letters. Letter décor is all the rage these days, and it's not hard to understand why. Wooden and cardboard letters and acrylic paint are readily available at every big box craft store. This concept is fairly self-explanatory, and there are numerous examples of it online. I've linked just a couple below.
There is no limit to the possibilities for chevron furniture. There are ideas out there for chairs, tables, benches, dressers, and much more. Chevron is a great option for sprucing up an older piece or for re-finishing a second hand or thrifted piece. I also love the idea of having a single chevron component for a piece of furniture, such as the cushion on the chair on the right or just the dresser drawers for a bedroom dresser.
Bathroom Accents / Pieces
Any of the above ideas for wall art, furniture, and painting are great options for bathrooms!
- Rugs. Of course you don't have to create a chevron rug exclusively for a bathroom, but it seems to be one of the most popular places to put one. Grab a rug painting tutorial from Pneumatic Addict.
More chevron items for bathrooms can include towels, storage (i.e. drawers, fabric organizers), and shower curtains.
- Coaster Tutorials: How to Make Coasters from Fabric, Tile, and More
This article is a big round up of coaster tutorials. It includes coaster tutorials for fabric, tile, and more.
- Craft Project for Kids: How to Make Coasters
Coasters are a fun handmade craft project that kids can make as gifts. There are tutorials using ceramic tiles, paint, cork, felt, and much more.
Tiles / Coasters
As the chevron pattern is so popular these days, chevron scrapbook paper is readily available. Chevron fabric is pretty easy to find, too, if you prefer to switch it up and use fabric. Both of these materials make it really simple to create tile coasters. There are numerous tile coaster tutorials out there, but here is one example that features scrapbook paper. There are more great chevron coaster options below as well.
DIY: Summer Chevron Wreath
A chevron wreath is a great way to use up one or two pieces of chevron fabric that are left over from another project. You can customize this concept for virtually any holiday or occasion. There are ideas out there from Valentine's Day to Halloween to spring. Some people also choose to add a little chevron detail to a solid color wreath, such as a chevron bow.
Light Switch Plates
There are not a lot of tutorials out there for light switch plates, but the concept is pretty self-explanatory, and there are tons of photos out there to serve as inspiration. You can use chevron scrapbook paper or fabric or you can stencil your own design. Many of the chevron tutorials in this article, such as the coaster tutorials, are applicable for light switch plates.
Banner / Bunting
If you've spent any time on Pinterest the last couple years, you know that banners and bunting are all the rage for virtually every type of occasion and event. They are simple, inexpensive, and easy to put together. I've included chevron specific banner tutorials here, but it is easy to customize many other banner tutorials so that they include chevron patterns.
Home decor: DIY Gold and White Chevron tray
Seasonal / Holiday Decoration
If you have the chevron bug, you've most likely already been brainstorming a ton of ideas for decorating your house with seasonal items that feature chevron patterns. There is no limit to the customization options for many different seasonal and holiday tutorials, but I've featured a few chevron specific ideas.
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