By Alyssa Clough

Published on May 2, 2016

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Photography by JONAS INGERSTEDT FOR KINFOLK

Chevron floors—aka the almost identical twin sister to herringbone floors—are sophisticated in a way the pattern usually isn’t… Which means we are obviously huge fans. It doesn’t even matter if your chevron crush is on authentic, vintage flooring or the newer, sleeker version—we’re all ears. Or eyes, rather. Read on to see 31 of our favorite floors that range in stain, board width, and angle. (There are plenty more neutral-inspired spaces like the one you see here!)

 

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Photography by D PAGES VIA MYDOMAINE.COM

This space’s surfaces evoke an incredible feeling of texture. This knotty, deep stained wood pairs naturally with the white gray marble kitchen bar and smooth, black wood cabinets. 

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Photography by RICHARD POWERS FOR ELLE DECOR

Chevron floors don’t have to be made with wood—they can be marble, too. This streaky white gray variety is creating a jealousy in our hearts we weren’t aware was possible.

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Photography by RMGB VIA YELLOWTRACE.COM.AU

Everything about this wide open dining area feels modern, but still lived in. But without the patterned wood floors, the space might feel empty, or worse, boring.

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Photography by CHRISTIAN SCHAULIN VIA DWELL.COM

Confused? That console is gold mirrored, which explains the reflected chevron floors you’re seeing. 

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Photography by AIRBNB.IE

Parisians don’t mess around with their floors, proven in this Airbnb. Yep, you can really stay here—for 908 euros per night. 

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Photography by BIRGITTA WOLFGANG DREJER / SISTERS AGENCY VIA MYSCANDINAVIANHOME.COM

Not all patterned wood flooring has to make a statement. This gray washed floor, for instance, accents the modern decor of the space without stealing the show.

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Photography by FELIX FOREST FOR VOGUE AUSTRALIA

Mixing wood stains in dishes and other tables brings a rustic feel to this chic, modern apartment.

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Photography by ENRIQUE MENOSSI VIA DESIRETOINSPIRE.NET

Notice the thinner boards used in this older chevron floor. It’s obviously part of the sophisticated architectural bones (see those moulding details?), making the addition of mod furniture and artwork a fun contrast. 

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Photography by FREDERICBERTHIER.COM

This light and airy space is made better by the details closer to the floor, including the white marble ledge and light washed wood. 

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Photography by BLOG.THEDPAGES.COM

Make a real statement and paint over your chevron floors with a glossy finish. This white, black, and gray space is truly stunning.

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Photography by TUMBLR.COM

A bit more eclectic, this paint project alternates every few boards to create a negative space pattern that is one of the most unique flooring designs we’ve ever seen.

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Photography by H&M HOME VIA FLYING HOUSE

We’re loving the effect these shorter, wider boards have on the chevron pattern. With the decor, a more feminine atmosphere is easily created. 

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Photography by RODOLPHE PARENTE VIA MYDOMAINE.COM

If you’re currently screaming “HOME GOALS”, don’t worry, you’re not alone. We did it too. Who could resist after seeing this perfectly modern space?

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Photography by INT2ARCHITECTURE.RU

Make your floors the star of the show by using a knotty wood and alternating in shade. The matte black cabinets, otherwise white walls, and neutral, modern decor don’t hurt, either.

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Photography by EMMAS BLOG

Bonus: When your windows let in enough natural light to bounce off your expertly installed, dark chevron floors.

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Photography by JJ LOCATIONS VIA MYSCANDINAVIANHOME.COM

Wider sometimes is better, especially with chevron floors. The obtuseness of this pattern complements the mix of modern and shabby chic yellow and green decor.

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Photography by JULIEN FRENANDEZ/GAP INTERIORS FOR INSIDEOUT

Take your chevron floors one step further and create one row of diamonds running through your space. We are seriously impressed. 

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Photography by MEERO VIA COTEMAISON.FR

The contrast between the light and dark long boards creates an eye-catching pattern for this Paris apartment.

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Photography by MIKKEL RUSSEL/HOUSE OF PICTURES

One thing’s for sure—if we install chevron floors in our home, they are going to be EVERYWHERE. Like this rare shot of a bedroom with an extra wide, obtuse design.

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Photography by RZEMIOSLO ARCHITEKTONICZNE VIA NORDICDESIGN.CA

This tight, short board pattern contrasts with the expansive black and white walls of this hallway in just the right way.

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Photography by NICOLAS SCHUYBROEK VIA YELLOWTRACE.COM:AU

Though the chevron pattern is angular in nature, it still feels soft in this neutral, natural-light filled space. 

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Photography by NIKOLAS KOENIG FOR ARCHITECTUAL DIGEST

The knotty, washed appearance of this wood lends a textural feel to this already texture-filled dining space. 

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Photography by LIVING.CORRIERE.IT

Eliminate the possibility of a boring entryway with a stunning floor that will make guests gasp.

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Photography by RICHARD POWERS FOR URBIS VIA YELLOWTRACE.COM.AU

Though the wear on these floorboards is evident, we don’t mind it. Sometimes newest isn’t always best.

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Photography by NICOLE FRANZEN

We had to make one exception! Chevron paneling as wall decor is just genius. 

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Photography by RZEMIOSLO ARCHITEKTONICZE

There’s something about a matte black kitchen paired with gray wood floors that works. Keep the inspiration coming!

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Photography by SCOTT FRANCES VIA ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

Would you be surprised to know two interior designers live here? No? That’s what we thought. The thoughtfulness put into the details in this high-ceilinged space inspire us to do more with the space we have. 

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Photography by SIMON WATSON VIA ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

Though we do feel a twinge of sadness throwing a rug over a perfectly good (read: impressive, beautiful) chevron wood floor, we understand. 

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Photography by ECORA.CO.UK

The rich and contrasting textures of marble, smooth wood, and a patterned floor is a trio we want to see more of.

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Photography by ALYSSA ROSENHECK

What better space to make a statement than the entryway? Especially one this spacious. 

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