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Experiment With Shapes
Over the past year, herringbone wood floors have surged in popularity. And it's not hard to see why - this fun twist on a classic wood floor is everything we love about home decor. It's stylish and trendy, yet shows a lot of personality while adding texture and interest to a room.
If you want to take it a step further, there are endless ways to add interesting, intricate woodworking elements to your home. From beautiful wooden art pieces to stunning inlaid flooring, we've rounded up the most fun and versatile ideas we've seen this year. This entryway was spotted on Trista Hill's Pinterest page, and it's giving us some serious home envy. The diamond pattern expands the space, making it feel even more open and light-filled than it already is. Scroll through for even more ideas we love.Continue to 2 of 15 below.
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A Beautiful Headboard
If laying new floors is too much work for you, this herringbone headboard from I Spy DIY will give you the same look for a lot less effort. There's just something about a wooden headboard that makes a bedroom feel adult and rustic at the same time. We love how this herringbone look uses different pieces of colored wood to make it pop — and still tie into the rest of the room's decor. You can even pair it with some stunning wood-hewn artwork to round out the whole look.Continue to 3 of 15 below.
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Herringbone Wood in the Kitchen
Wood flooring isn't just for your living space. Check out this updated kitchen from decoristofficial that incorporates a herringbone-style wooden floor to give it a modern appearance. If you're scared to try wood flooring in your kitchen, don't be. As long as you prep and seal the wood correctly, they can work beautifully in a kitchen and stand up well over time. Because this kitchen has so much tile work on the walls and backsplash, adding a wood floor helps to break up the look.Continue to 4 of 15 below.
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Though this look isn't truly a woodworking design, it provides the same effect with slightly less effort. Seen on Codordesign, this wood flooring uses stencils and stain to give an inlaid appearance at a much lower cost. We love this idea during a renovation if you need to spruce up old floors but aren't ready to update the whole house just yet.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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This side table from seanessabidin is a great way to introduce the wood herringbone look into your living room without installing entirely new floors. This is a great weekend project and a smart way to use up old wood pallets. Pair with the perfect modern reading lamp, and voilà: a wood piece that will stand out in any living space.Continue to 6 of 15 below.
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Patterned floors not your style? This amazing chevron ceiling from jenn_atxrealtor is the perfect way to incorporate wooden patterns into your home in an unexpected manner. Adding a wooden, planked ceiling to a sunroom, den or living space is an easy way to add architectural detail without bringing in a contractor. Your "fifth wall" is often a neglected surface in your home, but it's a great place to start when considering patterned woodworking.Continue to 7 of 15 below.
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This herringbone floor from rumordesigns is actually made of tile, not wood, but provides a similar look and feel as the real thing. If you want to stick with solid wood, you can recreate this white-and-gray washed look by adding stains to your wood flooring. We love this idea in an enclosed porch or laid in a sunny, open kitchen.Continue to 8 of 15 below.
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Try a Little Paint
This checker-patterned floor is another way to add texture and visual interest to your flooring without ripping out the whole works. Spotted on Nordic Bliss, we love the white checkered pattern that's not only beautifully unique, but also hides unsightly discoloration and blemishes in an older wood floor. Never be afraid to break the rules when experimenting with patterned woodworking.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Stunning Bathroom Flooring
We may have found our dream bathroom on Glitter Inc. This French-inspired look has a stunning clawfoot tub, beautiful subway tile and — best of all — a gorgeous herringbone wood floor. Similar to using wood in your kitchen, be sure to treat and seal the wood flooring in your bathroom to avoid moisture issues. Though it's a little extra work, it's so worth it for this stunning look.Continue to 11 of 15 below.
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Outfit an Entire Wall
Sure, bright paint or textured wallpaper is a great way to add depth to a wall, but this woodworking idea (as spotted on Little Piece of Me) is all about taking it to the next level. We adore the crisscrossed wood pattern and the multiple shades that give this room a rustic southwestern feel. By framing the wooden wall with white baseboard, the style doesn't overpower the room's look but rather complements the rest of the decor.Continue to 12 of 15 below.
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Add Pops of Color
If herringbone wood floors are too simple for you, we've found the perfect look to kick it up a notch. This stunning blue and white wood flooring from Wraptillion on Pinterest is sure to catch your guests' attention as soon as they walk in the door. We love how the pattern starts heavy and slowly tapers off as it moves away from the bold blue door. Though we think adding colored floor pieces works best in a small space like an entryway, we think this could also add an interesting visual touch to a nursery or kids' room.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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This twist on parquet flooring from Cote de Texas adds intrigue and lends rooms a vintage feel. This interlocking wood design looks stately and totally classy, and we can imagine it helping complete a formal dining room or a sitting room.Continue to 14 of 15 below.
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A Textured Wood Barn Door
It's no secret that we love barn doors, and this patterned wooden version from Remodelaholic is the perfect way to marry these two trendy design elements. By laying the wooden pieces in a V-shape, this otherwise simple entryway looks finished and purposefully decorated. Try a textured barn door in your master bedroom instead of a standard closet door.Continue to 15 of 15 below.
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Chevron Wood in Your Kitchen
Here's another patterned wooden wall idea that's perfect for an eat-in kitchen. Spotted on Designer Trapped, this easy DIY is fun and adds a diner-like element to the space. A patterned wooden pantry barn door is another great way to bring this look into the kitchen.