Hypnotic Beauty: 4 Areas Of Your Home Where Herringbone Pattern Can Work Wonders
Herringbone, a pattern that became popular and was extensively used during the reign of the Roman Empire, is a hypnotic geometrical shape. The pattern that can be extended to infinite is laid by interlocking units or tiles in an angular form, almost like a geometric wave.
While this pattern has always been present in the stream of architecture especially on the outdoor walls, but, in the modern world, it is now being extensively used across other areas of the home, too.
That small back wall that we see between the cabinets and the island of the kitchen is called the backsplash. While this area is largely ignored and given a very plain look, this is the space that can actually add drama to your kitchen décor. One of the most eye-catching patterns can be given a herringbone pattern using bright-coloured tiles. For instance, if your cabinetry is off-white or pastel in colour, a bright blue or green pattern could completely transform your kitchen from dull to bright.
You must have seen herringbone exterior walls, especially in old homes where these brick walls were left as it is without being plastered. These old-school walls are now making a comeback and to replicate the beauty of this pattern indoors, the home owners are now even tiling their walls using this pattern. To use this pattern indoor you could create an accent wall done using wooden tiles placed in a herringbone pattern.
The second most common place where this pattern is being used for ages is the flooring of the house, especially the front yard, backyard and walkways. Remember the old times, when walkways were made of brick placed in an angular form with grass growing in the middle. This yesteryear look is in again and a similar pattern is also being created indoors. Use concrete or wooden tiles to create a similar pattern in indoor flooring, too.
We have been used to plain furniture, but how about furniture that is patterned? A kitchen island, a front of which is covered in herringbone, a bar table with the pattern engraved on it, or a cabinet covered with herringbone pattern. All these can add beauty to an otherwise simple decor.
The main door of the house is one of the first most striking features of a home. Make a perfect first impression with a door engraved with herringbone pattern. But make sure you do not go overboard by using a dark coloured wood. Rather, create this pattern on light-coloured wood for it give a subtle reflection.