Our most versatile product is wall tapestries. We adore the bold way they can transform a space, as well as the joy that comes from experimenting with them. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the tapestry to answer common questions and inspire you to appreciate its brilliance even more.
What Exactly Is a Wall Tapestry?
Tapestries are historically large, woven textiles with intricate designs, such as this one! They used to serve as a sort of illustrated insulation to keep draughty old castles (ugh, like, SO ANNOYING) warm in the winter. While woven tapestries are still available in our modern world, the term “tapestry” now refers to any piece of fabric intended to be hung on a wall.
What’s the best place to put one up?
Tapestries are a conversation starter—they make a statement. They’re a great addition to any room, but they’re best hung where they’ll have the most impact. We like to hang them above a couch, bed, or mantle, or on a smaller wall to create an almost-wallpaper effect.
Okay, but how do I hang it?
It’s funny you asked because we have some great ideas. We dedicated an entire post to it! Check it out for some of our favourite hanging tips, but if you don’t want to get too creative, high-quality thumbtacks on each corner will suffice.
How do I take care of it?
Your tapestry will be wrinkled when it arrives in the mail. The best way to remove these is with a steamer, but if you don’t have one of these handy tools, GET ONE!! JK, jk, you can iron it on cool or throw it in the dryer with a damp washcloth and it should be fine. Also, if you accidentally spilled an entire glass of wine on your favorite tapestry, just throw it in the wash (cold water, gentle cycle) and dry on low—it’ll be as good as new.
Is there anything else they can be used for?
That’s a no-brainer. The fact that they are referred to as “wall tapestries” does not imply that they are not multifunctional. We’ve seen some truly amazing tapestry tricks, such as:
– used to cover your comforter for a quick refresh – used as a tablecloth – pinned around an old headboard for a bold new look – hung like a dream selfie backdrop.
When most people think of wall decor, they think of framed prints, posters, and photos. But, in reality, there are a plethora of other fantastic decor options available that go beyond the usual 2D options. We’ve compiled a list of suggestions for those looking to spruce up their walls. We’ve got you covered if you want to pay tribute to a favorite hobby, location, or even outfit.
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You can easily recreate the hip vibe of that ultra-Instagrammable restaurant downtown in your own home with so many companies offering customizable word art. Neon lighting can be used to display a motivational quote, a funny saying, or simply your name (it is your home, after all!).
Choose a Location
Honor a favorite location with a street sign that will add instant personality to your space. If you’re willing to spend a little more, you could even go vintage and find an antique street sign from a city you adore. (Parisian artifacts and the like can be found for sale on secondhand websites!)
Get Back to Nature
A leaf-shaped wall accent is a great way to add a touch of nature to your space without the need for pruning or watering! You get extra points if you pair it with actual plant friends to continue the theme.
It should be draped
If tapestries give you major dorm room flashbacks (and not in a good way! ), why not make your own out of a scarf? Choose a lovely pattern and drape it over a dowel for instant, one-of-a-kind decor.
Select a Theme
If you’re going to hang a gallery wall with a specific theme (this one is nautical), think outside the box about how you can fully celebrate the location or hobby on which you’re focusing. A vintage ship ball is the perfect out-of-the-box touch here.
Sculptural objects, especially when hung in varying sizes and strewn across a wall, will make your home feel like it’s part of a museum installation. In this room, simple gold sunburst designs take center stage.
Make It Comfortable
Hanging plaster or ceramics on the wall can transform your home into a museum-like setting. You don’t need to travel far when you can turn your own home into a historical landmark.