Let’s face it, every space looks better with a bit of wall art. Interior design can tend to overlook tapestries – maybe thinking them to kitsch. But the right tapestry can tie a room together, it can add a touch of personality and make the space feel personal to you. Once you’ve allowed that last coat of paint to dry. Once you’ve stylishly placed that last piece of furniture. It’s time to add the finishing touches and a well-chosen wall hanging can be just what your room needs. The only limit is your imagination.
A mandala style or bohemian tapestry can add a touch of boho chic. If you’re looking to inject some color then an ‘off the wall’ psychedelic tapestry might be just what you need. Or add a touch of calm with a beautiful nature scene or an animal print. Choose carefully and your home décor will be wonderfully enhanced by whichever design you go for.
So, basically what we’re telling you is, don’t dismiss tapestries out of hand. Don’t be afraid to be a little daring because that is how you will really make a space your own. Yes, take your time, really think about what you want your space to say about you. But a well-chosen wall hanging could be the talking piece of your new décor. It could be the one item in a room that really expresses your personality and style.
However, if you’re still a little apprehensive, we understand, so we’ve compiled this little guide to help you make the right choice for your room.
1. Color, Color Everywhere
For the most part, avoiding contrasting colors is a good idea (unless of course that’s the look you’re going for). A color wheel is a great tool here and there are plenty of free to use ones online. It can really help you find the tapestry that will work perfectly with your décor.
2. Dare to be Different
Don’t be scared to go for an edgier design, especially if you have a muted color palette in the room itself. Sometimes taking a risk is what will make a room your own.
3. Go Big or Go Home
Do you have a wall that’s just maybe not in the best condition or a wall with something you want to cover up, like unsightly holes or sockets? Then a large full wall tapestry could really be what you need.
5. Get Focused
Another way to help choose your tapestry is to pick one particular element of your décor and use that as your focus. Perhaps you have gone for very earthy tones, in which case a nature tapestry might be what you need. Or maybe you’re designing a workout space for yoga then you might want to go for a mandala tapestry.
6. A Room with a View
A colorful, cheerful tapestry can be the perfect way to help brighten up a room that perhaps doesn’t get much light. Or if the view you do have is a bit grey, if all you see is your neighbor’s brick wall then a quirky wall-hanging can give you something a bit more fun to look at.
But above all the best advice is to follow your instincts. Your space needs to suit you. It needs to work for your life. So, pick the tapestry that works for you. Don’t let other people’s opinions stop you from expressing yourself. Don’t let doubt in your interior design abilities stop you from having the space you dream of. Your home is for you and for no-one else – so enjoy!