Did you know that the tapestry trend has been around since the 14th century?
In the past few years, this 700-year-old trend has come skyrocketing back into fashion. But this time the designs are more psychedelic than traditional.
If you're wondering how to hang a tapestry, you've come to the right place. Read this guide to become the next tapestry hanging guru.
How to Hang a Tapestry
Some tips here are great if you're living in your own place and holes in the walls aren't an issue. But if you're renting or living in a college dorm, you may not be able to make any holes in the walls. If you do, you may lose your security deposit or worse.
Read on to find out the best way to hang a tapestry, with and without holes!
Pins and Needles
Ok, maybe not needles! But pins are the easiest and best way to hang a tapestry. Just pin your tapestry up with simple pushpins and nails. To make them less noticeable choose pins in the same color as your tapestry.
Hang by the corners for a casual draped look, or push several pins in a line for a straight hanging style.
Another method to hang a tapestry is to use a curtain rod. This looks really neat but takes a bit of extra work.
Firstly you need to cut slits in the top of your tapestry (similar to a shower curtain). Add your curtain rod brackets to the wall. Slide the rod through the tapestry slits and enjoy!
If you don't want to cut your tapestry you could clamp binder clips or clothes pins instead.
Another similar way in hanging tapestry material is to use a rope. This looks really rustic when paired with a bohemian mandala wall tapestry.
Drill two screws into your wall for each end of the rope. Cut slits across the top of your tapestry. Weave through the rope and tie a double knot each side.
Tie the rope to the screws and voila, your cool tapestry will look even cooler.
Stick 'Em Up
Use sticky adhesive strips or velcro instead of nails is the best way to hang a tapestry if you can't make any holes.
Tape one side to the tapestry and one side to the wall. This is also a great plan if you don't want to put any holes in the fabric.
A Work of Art
Make your tapestry a permanent work of art by stretching it over a wooden frame. Secure the tapestry using a staple gun, and mount the frame on the wall.
If it's a smaller tapestry, you can even put it behind glass. Use a frame or shadow box to create a psychedelic display.
The Cozy Corner
Who said that you have to hang a cool tapestry on the wall? Why not drape it from the ceiling onto the wall.
This will create a really dreamy focal point when hung over your bed. It can also create a cozy intimate sitting area, which is especially needed if you're sharing your apartment with a friend.
So now you know how to hang a tapestry, but have you actually got one to hang?
If you're looking for a colorful, trippy design, check out our full range of cool tapestries here.