When it comes to wall art, have you ever considered using a wall tapestry instead of a traditional print?
If the answer is ‘no’, here’s why wall tapestries might be a great option for your home.
What is a wall tapestry?
When we talk about wall tapestries, you’d be forgiven for thinking of heavy, woven textiles decorating crumbling medieval homes. But wall tapestries have come a long way. These days they’re a really versatile and creative way to decorate a room.
Modern wall tapestries are usually made from lightweight fabric, with the artwork printed onto the surface of the fabric just like it would be printed onto traditional paper. The fact that they’re lightweight makes them easy to hang, and they can be secured with nails or thumbtacks.
I’ve been browsing Fine Art America’s range of wall tapestries for inspiration. Here are some ideas for ways you can use a wall tapestry to complement your interior design.
Great ways to use a wall tapestry
Wall tapestries are a low-cost way to make a bold statement, with many designs available in a range of sizes.
You can use a wall tapestry to create a focal point above things like sofas and bed headboards; this works really well with large tapestries. I think this Spa Abstract design would look fantastic in a contemporary living room.
If you’d like to make a more personal statement, Fine Art America’s wall tapestry range has the option of designing your own custom tapestries. This is a great alternative to a photo canvas, and if you’re a creative sort it’s also a brilliant way to turn a piece of your own artwork into a one-off design. You simply upload your image, choose from three different tapestry sizes, and you’re ready to print.
Wall tapestries are also great for drawing attention away from features you’re not keen on. This is particularly relevant in rented properties and student accommodation. A Large-scale tapestry like this Resolute design can be used as a wall mural to cover up less-than-lovely wallpaper, or a paint colour you don’t like. Much easier than redecorating.
The fact that wall tapestries are made of fabric means you can wash them, and this allows you to use them in more places than just on the wall.
A wall tapestry makes the perfect bedspread, and is a great way to liven up your bedroom while adding an extra layer of cosiness. I love the jungle vibes of this Tropical Tapestry.
You can also use wall tapestries to cover other items; they’re particularly handy as throws on sofas and chairs. This is ideal if you’re dealing with less-than-lovely furniture, or trying to get a little bit more life out of an item. A geometric print like this Poly Universe II tapestry would work well here.
Similar to using on your walls, a tapestry can be hung as a ceiling decoration. The lightweight material is perfect for creating a canopy effect without the need for complicated fixings. As well as hiding a multitude of imperfections, this is a simple way to give a room a real bohemian feel – this Watercolor Mandala II design would be ideal.
Finally, if your wall tapestry isn’t fixed to the wall, it makes a fantastic picnic blanket – or even a backdrop for your photos!
Have I inspired you to embrace the wall tapestry trend in your home?