Herringbone has been a stalwart of the design world, cropping up everywhere from hardwood flooring to textiles. Often associated with antiquated parquet flooring, herringbone is experiencing somewhat of a revival with much more contemporary takes on the trend available.

Herringbone is a fun alternative to the standard “brick” pattern, but is still subtle enough to create a sleek, sophisticated feel. The pattern is showing up more and more in tiling and is the perfect way to spruce up necessary materials. An intricate splash back above the kitchen sink or a marble design for the shower are sure to spark interest.

Herringbone Carrara Marble & Topps Tiles Misty Fjord

However, tiling isn’t the only option. Wallpaper, rugs and decorative accessories are also in on the trend.

Farrow & Ball Parquet Wallpaper & 17 Patterns Brushed Herringbone Wallpaper

La Redoute Pure Tufted Wool Rug & OKA Dogan Decorative Jug

Chevron, the modern cousin of herringbone, is also ever present in tiles and textiles. Instead of repeating rectangles that interlace, the chevron pattern is made up of connecting V shapes.

Ca’Pietra Origami Pattern Tiles & Arrows Gloss Black Tiles

Etsy Chevron Wallpaper & Serena & Lily Chevron Wallpaper

Graham & Green Gold Chevron Cowhide & Jord Home Isa Chevron Rug

West Elm Parsons Round Mirror & Chevron Deco Table Lamp

Atkin & Thyme Chevron Sideboard & Crate & Barrel Estilo Cabinet

Do away with uniform patterns and experiment with a herringbone or chevron design to liven up your home. You won’t regret it!

Top photo credit: Mandarin Stone