Like many other types of home décor, wall tapestries were largely overlooked for a period of time. However, they are becoming more popular yet again as people realize how these finely woven pieces of art may add personality and a feeling of grandeur to their homes. The way these tapestry wall hangings use the different types of thread, provide it with a three-dimensional appearance and will give a more classic, rich look to the room compared with your typical painting or photograph. Tapestries were historically used to primarily tell a story and to cover up unsightly walls. Tapestries that depict a story may still be bought, even though the more modern ones incorporate some kind of tranquil landscape as well as other attention grabbing scenery. In case you have wanted to add to the visual diversity of the artwork in your home, decorating with tapestries is a great technique of doing so. Here’s how to get started.
First, it is recommended to carefully analyze the space that you want to decorate and determine what colors and themes you want to have in that room. This helps guide you in your search for the ideal tapestry wall hanging that will complement the room. But, make sure you pick colors or a theme that'll flow along with the rest of your home so you don't accidentally pick something that will not compliment the remainder of the rooms. A great way to ensure harmony with the colors in your house is to take paint and fabric swatches with you whenever you pick out your tapestries if at all possible.
Second, instead of buying the first wall tapestry you come across, try to look for at least two or three that you like. You can then lay them down side by side and figure out which styles and colors you like above the others. You may even want to check with the art or department store and find out if you're able to purchase a couple of wall tapestry so that you can bring them home and choose which one looks best in the space you've designated for it. You will then be ready to return the others once you have made your choice on which tapestry will meet your needs.
Another tip to consider would be to have the wall tapestry as the main center of attention in the room. For you to successfully achieve the dramatic look that you would like, choose one wall in your room to be a focal wall. One great way to do this is to paint that focal wall a darker, contrasting color from the entire room and hang the wall tapestry in the center of that wall. You may choose to leave the wall blank besides the tapestry or you could frame the tapestry on both sides with some kind of simple wall decoration or sconces that won't take any beauty away from the tapestry.
Lastly, be sure you hang the wall tapestry correctly based on its age and condition. While many wall tapestries are attached with sturdy and decorative rods, a number of them can be quite fragile if they are old. If you have an older wall tapestry, you may want to consider having it framed for it to be properly preserved and is enjoyed for several more years. Hanging an old tapestry in a frame can even protect it from the damaging effects of light and air.
No matter where or the method that you decide to hang your wall tapestry, it will inevitably provide beauty to your home and will be admired by any who visit.