Picking the Right Tapestry for Your Home

In the same way that people use paintings or pottery to reflect their personalities in their homes, you can also communicate your outlook to visitors using well-chosen wall tapestries. Many things influence how a first-time visitor would feel about the place you live in, such as the kind of furniture you own, your choice of color, and the house’s overall motif. You can use wall tapestries to emphasize the look and feel that you want to create.

This doesn’t come automatically, though. You must similarly be judicious in selecting which ones fit best and which ones should go somewhere else. Fortunately, the wide array of themes, colors, and patterns gives you choices on how to coordinate wall tapestries with your overall design.

Picking through Motif

The simplest way to pick the right tapestry for you is to consider your passion. If you are fascinated with unicorns, there is a wide selection of unicorn tapestries for you. The same is true if you are enamored by angels. An image of Buddha, elephant or pagodas would highlight your living room’s Oriental motif. If you have a passion for travel, let wall tapestries take you to far-flung places: the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a Venetian street, or Taj Mahal, right inside your living room.

These designs not only bring a dull room to life, they also enhance your existing motif and bring in elements that are otherwise too expensive to realistically put in your room.

Picking through Color

As any home decorator would tell you, color can make or break your home’s interior design. Color combinations are governed by an intricate set of rules. It is a simple feeling that red and blue don’t exactly go well together, telling you that something is amiss. Similarly, wall tapestries should adhere to the overall color scheme of your room and not ruin it. The rule of thumb is that if it stands out too drastically, it is most likely inappropriate.

In itself, a wall tapestry already has a color scheme. Generally, tapestries have soft colors with rich designs that make the central image practically jump out of the frame. With this in mind, consider the items that your wall tapestry will be adjacent to, be it a lighting fixture or a coffee table. Take note of the colors of your wall, furniture, and flooring, and be sure that your tapestry complements them.

Picking through Size

The availability of wall tapestries in various sizes allows you to choose according to the size of the room in which you intend to display them. Naturally, big tapestries suit wide open walls, while small ones are appropriate for small spaces.

You can display small canvas art tapestries in a hallway, a foyer, by a staircase, or a corner directly on top of a small coffee table. Big tapestries that depict massive sceneries typically occupy a living room, a kitchen wall, or lobbies of establishments where they take center stage. Remember to use adequate lighting so that your visitors can see the fine details of your tapestry. Correct lighting also highlights a piece’s color. Don’t be limited to artificial lighting—a properly placed candle can create a dramatic presentation.

Whatever kind, size, or color of tapestry you choose, do not forget that the primary objective of hanging tapestry is to liven up an otherwise ordinary space. Feel free to express yourself with the countless tapestry designs available. These works of art aren’t only aesthetically pleasing. They carry with them an entire history and culture that would not only draw attention, but also start meaningful conversation with your visitors.


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