Favorite Fridays: Top Five Ways to Incorporate Chevron in the Nursery

As some of you know, I am expecting a boy in July. After three years of pinks, ruffles, and lace, it’s time to transition our bedroom to something more us. We do not have a separate nursery for our kids…we like to keep them close, so we share a bedroom with our daughter and our new addition. For us, it just makes sleeping at night easier. My daughter is now three and we have gradually changed her area into a more hip/boho area. We got rid of the dainty nursery style theme and went for something more fun, mature, and bold with a lot of vintage elements into it. My son’s area is a perfectly sized nook in the master bedroom that fits a crib, changing table, and cubicle shelves. The only problem since we have both a girl and a boy is how to design this one master bedroom to accommodate our style, a toddler’s style, and a baby.

This was a challenge that my husband and I had to undertake and considering all the overabundance of baby blues, clouds, and bunnies, I knew that I had to customize his nook to completely avoid going that route. That’s when I had to search for patterns that were more modern, fun, and most importantly, cohesive to our own space. Chevron was the winner. Its repeating geometric pattern gives it a fun and modern design that has helped its popularity grow.

My top five favorite ways to incorporate Chevron in a nursery are listed, but first, here are some of my favorite designs that give the popular pattern a fresh twist:

Top Five Ways to Incorporate Chevron in a Nursery:

1. The walls. When adding Chevron to the walls, it’s already the biggest statement you can make. If you want to add drama to a space, this is a way to do it. I love this image, in which the design only has the pattern on the wall and straight lines for the wall art. Try not to incorporate it elsewhere in the nursery to avoid it looking too busy.

2. The rug. Taking it down a notch, but still making a beautiful statement, a Chevron rug in the nursery is perfect enough to give more leeway to add more art on the walls and still keep the whole room visually stimulating. I personally am in loooooove with this room. The vintage elements, the gold frames, the wall, and the rug are in a perfect affair with each other.

3. The chair. A Chevron printed chair is a more transitional piece that can be placed in the nursery and then relocated somewhere else in the home when the baby is all grown up. A lot of nursery chairs are huge and cumbersome, but this rocking chair  made by Alive and Kicking Design is brilliant! Lauren from Alive and Kicking shows the DIY project on her blog.

4. The bedding. Of course this is an obvious one. A crib will always need bedding. Chevron can be incorporated into this as well.

5. The artwork. If you tend to change your mind a lot like I do and have a hard time committing to a certain pattern, incorporating Chevron artwork in a nursery is the best way to test the waters. If you get sick of it, at least you didn’t spend a fortune and can change your design on a whim.


Love this color scheme for a boy’s nursery! Made by Puffed Peonies on Etsy.


Silhouette of a deer bust designed by Karl Machal Designs via Houzz.


Designed by Tessyla on Etsy.

Of course if you are not expecting or have any kids, you can still apply the concepts mentioned above to your own space in your home. I have just done a lot of looking around for this pattern and how it would look for my little boy’s nursery nook. And, here is how I added it to his space:


Ezra’s Nursery Nook. I made the anchor painting to give him something special from me and then I couldn’t resist yarn bombing the deer antlers I purchased second hand. The yellow Chevron throw balances the different patterns in the small space.

Who knows how long this Chevron trend will last, but it’s such a fun pattern that’s bound to stick around for awhile longer. Have you gone on the bandwagon and used this pattern in your home?


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