I’m in love with herringbone. After I stenciled my herringbone bookcase, I wanted to find out exactly where the pattern came from. I’m obsessed with it right now. I read via yahoo that a herringbone pattern takes rectangular shapes and sets them in at 45 degree angles to one another to form zig zags. It originates from the bones of the herring fish, whose ribs form a very regular set of parallel diagonals to the backbone. So it looks like this:
(head) ////////////////// (tail)
(head) \\\\\\\\\ (tail)
Interesting, right?? It can be used to create a modern look which I typically shy away from. I love when it’s used with a distressed and worn feel, adore! Whether you love modern or vintage, herringbone is a pattern that is timeless and classic. I have a feeling it’ll be around for a long time. Here are 21 herringbone home decor ideas, loving them all.
Painted Herringbone Tray |Fine and Feathered
Herringbone Tray |Style Me Pretty
Herringbone Stamp |A Beautiful Mess
Sewn Herringbone Pillows |Biscuits + Jam
Herringbone Stenciled Pillow |The Nester
Herringbone Duvet |Urban Outfitters
Herringbone Bookcase |Lolly Jane
Herringbone Nook |Balancing Home
Herringbone Wall |DIY Showoff
Herringbone Rug |Urban Outfitters
Herringbone Ceiling |Vintage Revivals
Herringbone Toy Box |j Rox Designs via Craftaholics Anonymous
Herringbone Tabletop |Twin Dragonfly Designs
Paint Stick Herringbone Pattern Tabletop |Thistlewood Farms via Infarrantly Creative
Herringbone Painted Table |Remodeled Life
Herringbone Dresser |The Golden Sycamore
Yellow Herringbone Dresser |A Little Glass Box
Herringbone Floor |Design Sponge
Herringbone Tile Floor |Decor8 via Tile Tramp
Herringbone Backsplash |This Old House
Free Herringbone Patterns |verve & sass
So there you have it! Herringbone for everything in your house! Follow along on Pinterest for all our pinning trends. Watch for our St Patrick’s and Easter decor too! We love spring and are hoping it warms up here in AZ soon! Lots of spring decor we’re working on!
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