The decorative potential of an empty wall is frequently overlooked. You can hang paintings, family photos, and gallery walls, for sure, but what if we told you that you could take it a step further? One of the simplest yet most inventive ways to add decoration to a blank wall in a way that immediately grabs attention is with tapestries. Although we do not advocate turning your living room or bedroom into a museum of tapestries, textile arts, antique fabrics, and even vibrant textiles are ideal for hanging over the couch or behind the bed. It gives a room more colour, texture, and pattern.
But if you’re unsure of how to hang a tapestry on the wall, Jaipur Rugs has compiled a list of foolproof suggestions that you can use without endangering the tapestry or the wall. So, before you start searching for the ideal tapestry for your walls, keep reading to learn some creative ways to hang a tapestry.
Push Pins or Nails:
Using nails or pushpins to hang a wall tapestry is probably the simplest method. This only applies to larger tapestries though, as it might ruin smaller ones. You can either drape it loosely or hang the tapestry tautly by hanging it from the corners. Attach it with a row of nails on the piece’s head for a more streamlined appearance.
Hooks that Stick:
Are you unsure of the best way to hang a tapestry so that it won’t leave a mark on the walls? Adhesive hooks are a win-win situation because they can be removed without causing damage to the tapestry and without causing a hole in the wall. This is the best way to hang a wall tapestry if you rent your home or move homes frequently because it’s simple to mount and remove as needed. Consider hanging the tapestry on the wall hooks by tying loops of rope or string to the corners of the top of the piece.
Casing with Rod:
Delicate tapestries with fine embroidery may frequently have a casing for a rod that is intended to be hung. These are hassle-free and extremely simple to hang. Simply choose a rod that complements the tapestry and slip it in. How should that tapestry be hung if it doesn’t have a casing? One can be created! Simply sew a heavy-weight fabric across the rod’s width on the back, leaving space for the rod at the top and bottom of the fabric strip.
Who said you couldn’t create a piece of art out of your tapestry? Use a stapler to simply stretch it out on a plywood board or a wooden frame. To prevent the wood from showing through the translucent fabric, however, if the tapestry is thin, you will need to stretch and staple a canvas to the frame.
Strips of Velcro
Using Velcro strips to hang a wall tapestry is yet another risk-free and damage-free method. The tapestry will look much cleaner after being hung using this technique because it doesn’t require any additional hardware.
Using Velcro strips, hang a tapestry as follows:
- Make markings according to where you want to place the tapestry or rug by measuring it and the wall.
- The Velcro strips should then be attached to the tapestry and the wall. Keep in mind that the tapestry needs time to dry before hanging.
- You can either use Velcro on all four corners to make the tapestry look tight and straight or just on the top for a more flowy appearance, depending on how you want it to appear on the wall. However, it is best to add a strip at the bottom for additional support if your tapestry is large and weighty.
Through the ceiling
Is the amount of blank wall space in your room limited? You might also require a divider for privacy if you live in a dorm room. A tapestry hung from the wall is the best solution in both situations (and more).
Core of foam
This method, which uses a foam board in place of any wood and some DIY know-how, is very similar to stretching the tapestry on a wooden frame or a plywood board. In advance, glue two foam board sheets together. Additionally, bear in mind that you will require enough fabric to envelop the thick foam board’s edges. After that, cover the foam board with a heavy linen fabric and firmly staple it to the back of the board. Then, using a curved needle, stitch the tapestry to the material.
Cable or rope?
This is one of the simplest tapestry hanging ideas you will find if you are crafty and don’t mind DIYing your room. You have two choices: hang the tapestry from nails or hooks, or thread a rope through the tapestry’s top, which has a small pocket for a rope to fit through. Or, if you want to simply clip it, hang it, and forget about it, use a cable system. This offers excellent additional privacy.
Develop a Canopy:
When pondering how to hang a tapestry, there is no reason to restrict yourself to just walls when you can get inventive and improvise. To transform the area around your bed, a sitting area, or a reading nook into a cosy, dreamy, boho-chic space, hang the tapestry from the ceiling You can create that canopy-like effect by fastening a tiny hook or a short piece of rope to the tapestry’s centre. Now that is a creative way to hang a tapestry on the wall!
When used as stand-alone décor items, tapestries are frequently overlooked. Finding the right one to help you create the mood you want in your space and knowing how to hang a tapestry artfully to do it justice are the tricky parts.