Your home is your haven, your place to get away from the busy work world and the general chaos. It is the place where you take loneliness, where you can find peace. It is also a place where you can express yourself and embody your taste and personality. Tastes and concepts of interior design can vary greatly from person to person. Over the years, psychologists have determined how important a person’s living space is for their well-being.
The decoration of the house is crucial to create a space of calm and well-being for the residents. And everyone can have completely different tastes. Some people like the minimal, clear look with defined edges and monotonous colors, while others prefer vivid, dramatic themes that are filled with textures and colors. However, neither is wrong if someone is forced to spend time in a room that does not suit their taste. Psychologists claim that it can negatively affect their mental health.
So if you want to redesign your living space a little and give a room some personality and taste, we thought we would help you. There is a very simple, quick and inexpensive way to convert a room in minutes. Hanging tapestries can be your answer to changing the look of a room in minutes, and you can choose between different themes, colors, and even luxury levels. Here’s a complete guide on how to choose and hang your new tapestry.
Type of tapestry
The first thing you might think is that tapestries are very dated and have no place in your ultra-modern home. You are wrong here. Tapestries and everything else in the world have evolved over the years, and you no longer only have the choice between a thick wool creation that represents a strange scene. Today you can choose from a variety of materials, including wool, cotton, silk and linen. Wall hangings can be finely woven using unique and complicated techniques, with the more expensive being woven by hand. Every technique is forged from different parts of the world. So if you do the research properly, you can get your hands on some unique, classic pieces that give your home a bit of luxury.
That being said, tapestries can be available in a variety of themes and you can choose a specific theme and color to match your home. Traditional tapestries from the Orient, for example, are rich in colors and fascinating images, while Nordic hangings with subtle colors can be more structured and patterned.
As already mentioned, not only can they be specially made by hand, but you can also buy a digitally made tapestry and even screen printed tapestries. Screen printing takes a little longer as they use mesh to create the patterns.
Fit a tapestry to your home
After what it’s made of, the next thing to consider is how to integrate a wall hanging into your home. If you have a home that exudes vibrancy and is rich in colors and textures, you should opt for a tapestry that enhances this look. Boho and hippie tapestries are very common and very popular. They explode with colors and patterns and can be attached to a wall to add extra texture and depth to the room.
However, if these are too dramatic for your taste, you can opt for something more reserved, but which will add some flair to your home. For example, suppose you find that your home is unbearably monotonous and you’ve only added three very basic colors to your color scheme. You can add some color with a tapestry The big wave, a beautiful Japanese work of art that shows the view of Mount Fuji. This can be the subtle dash of color you really didn’t know you needed, and if it’s still too dramatic, it can be downplayed with a plant nearby or with a flashy light on a bare white wall opposite.
If you are the ultra-minimalist and the thought of any dragon or hippie tapestry hanging in your house will make you shiver, something is for you. The hardness of a minimal house can easily be alleviated by hanging it on a statement wall. Here you can choose simple colors and patterns that remove the arrogance that minimal styles can have. Check out the patterns and colors from the Nordic countries. These are usually geometric, repeating patterns with subtle shades of blue, green, gray, or even yellow that fit right into your modern home.
Hang your tapestry
There are several ways to hang your tapestry and make sure it hangs on the wall by decorating it. Let’s first look at how to hang it up. There are different possibilities hang up a tapestry::
- Nails or pins;
- Stretch over a frame;
- Hanging on a pole;
- Hang in a frame;
- Velcro fastener;
- Using a baseboard;
- Make a canopy.
Of course, every tapestry has its own ways of hanging it. A very expensive, classic and old tapestry cannot be hung on nails and most are not even stretched over a frame. If you have a rare tapestry, it is best to frame it to protect it. However, some can be attached to the wall with Velcro or nails. Just make sure it’s not too heavy as it can damage the tapestry.
Finally, think about how you want to decorate the tapestry. Remember that lighting is important. Will a light shine on the tapestry to highlight it, or will a statement light be placed in the corner to even out the room? You can also add fairy lights to the tapestry if you prefer the boho look. Where do you place plants and mirrors? Do not place a mirror directly opposite a tapestry as this can make the room look very small unless you have a large room and that adds some depth. Plants can help highlight the tapestry. So choose between hanging and tall plants like snake plants or ferns.
Tapestries are no longer a decoration for the houses of the 70s and 80s. They have evolved over the years and now offer you an easy way to quickly, easily and inexpensively remodel your room depending on the type of tapestry.