Home Decor – A Guide to Wall Tapestries

Today’s larger homes and open floor plans are perfect for wall hangings. Once the hallmark of mansions and castles, wall hangings offer today’s homeowners a great design solution that adds beauty, warmth, and charm to the home.

Selecting the perfect wallcovering for your home is an easy and enjoyable process, if you follow these simple guidelines.

Location

Unlike a painting, a wall tapestry demands attention. Therefore, you want to select a location before you start shopping for a size, theme, or style. You want to select a wall that doesn’t get a lot of direct light or constant sunlight. Direct sunlight can cause the threads to weaken and fade the color of the tapestries over time.

Size

Once you have a location in mind, you can decide on the approximate dimensions of the printed tapestry. A tall, thin wall space will look best with a vertical work, while a large wall space will look best with a horizontal piece. Scale is very important in wall or home decoration. A general rule of thumb is that a tapestry can take up up to 80% of the wall (you can’t do that with a painting!). You don’t want to get a wall hanging that is too small or too large for the wall you have in mind.

Topic in question

The theme of wall art tapestry is a matter of personal taste. There is an endless selection of styles: scenic, still life, heroic feats, mythology, medieval, portraits, castles, monuments, and a myriad of more contemporary designs and themes. When selecting the theme, be sure to consider the color palette used. You don’t want to select a design where colors conflict with existing furniture and wall colors.

Time to buy

Now that you’ve found the wall tapestry that suits your taste and color scheme, it’s time to shop. Most wall hangings come in various sizes, so you can select the one that best fits your wall dimensions. When selecting a vendor, you want to find a reputable one that can answer your questions, help you narrow down your selections, and provide you with the ideal size for your wall.

Installation

Most wall art tapestries come with a tunnel that you can pass a hanging rod through. This allows you to easily hang your tapestry, just like you would a curtain. Once you have your tapestry in place, you will want to give it the proper lighting. A repositionable ceiling fixture or track lighting works well to illuminate any wall hangings, large or small. If that’s not possible, a floor lamp or even a table lamp can give the wall tapestry dramatic enough lighting, especially if the room has some indirect natural light filtering through.

No matter which wall tapestry you choose to decorate your home interior, you can be sure that it will quickly become a focal point for your décor that few other works of art can match. The rich textures, vibrant colors, and dramatic scale of these tapestries are as inspiring as they are beautiful.

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