How To Hang A Tapestry?

March 13, 2019 1 Comment

How To Hang A Tapestry?-Leafy Souls Vegan Blog Post

If you’re looking for a way to decorate your walls, but don’t want to do the typical gallery wall, a tapestry is a great alternative. Your apartment doesn’t need to look aristocratic with the traditional, thick and woven fabrics. Home-owners can opt for newer and lighter, painted or printed fabrics. These artful pieces add color, texture, and pattern to space, whether you hang them over the sofa, or behind the bed to serve as a bold headboard.

Looking for ideas on how to hang your new addition to your room? Not to worry, here you can read some creative ideas on how to hang your tapestries anywhere. We hope it gives you some inspiration!

Nails & Pushpins Are Safe

The easiest and less invasive way to hang a tapestry is to use nails or pushpins. This method works well with larger weaves that are not affected by a little hole. The worst thing you can do is ruin your delicate piece of fabric by making holes that just get bigger and bigger over time. Hang from the wall by the corners for a casual drop or continue to add more nails down the spread of the tapestry to give it a more secure and straight finish.

Fairy Lights & Photos

An interesting trend emerging is to use the tapestry as a background for another crafty touch.

  1. Hang the tapestry in the living room close to a plug socket.

  2. Grab some fairy lights that have enough space between the bulb and the wire and stick them to the tapestry. Make sure the bulbs are far enough from the fabric.

  3. Crisscross the wire of the fairy lights across the tapestry.

  4. Attach photos and any other images you like to the wire so that they are hanging with the tapestry as the background.

Bohemian Glamour

Another thing you can do with a tapestry is to hang it over your sofa like a tent. Perfect for kids or for adding a bohemian touch to your space.

  1. Take a point of the tapestry, about a meter from the edge, and stick that point to the roof of your living room with a nail.

  2. Allow the rest of the tapestry to hang over the sofa with most of the material gathered behind it.

Create a Canopy

No need to limit yourself to a tent atmosphere. You can also pin a large part of the tapestry to the ceiling of your bedroom so that when you lay down on the bed, the tapestry is above you. If your tapestry is long enough, you can pin the rest of the fabric from the ceiling down the wall and then continue to pin as a headboard.

Stretch over a Frame

Turn fabric into a painting by stretching it over a wood frame or plywood board. Spread and wrap the tapestry over the edges of the frame, and attach at the back with a staple gun or super glue. This is perfect for the lighter, more delicate fabrics that are vulnerable to holes when using a pin.

Secure with Velcro

Velco is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of hanging wall furnishings, but it is are a great way of attaching items without ruining the wall. Self-adhesive velcro tape is also suitable for more complicated angles or curves in the walls of the room.

Hang from a Rod

A rod or any piece of wood/metal can be placed horizontally on the wall. The tapestry can either have a secure fold at the top that allows the rod to slip through, or it can simply hang over the rod, like a towel, as long as the tapestry is long enough on both sides and is stable. If your piece is rectangular or particularly large, you could also drape it over the rod to create a faux headboard or an eye-catching display over the sofa.

Frame It

Adding a frame and glass to exhibit the tapestry is an elegant way to decorate your home. The fabric is safe from damage, doesn't need to be washed regularly and gives the piece a worthy display.

Nice tapestries are a great way to add some color and life to a bland wall. The way in which you hang your tapestry can be so versatile that anyone can find a suitable way to showcase their piece according to their preferred style.

Interested in seeing what tapestries we have to offer? Click here to view our collection.

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March 23, 2019

I like the idea and I’m going to use it on my two brand new tapestries

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