Wall tapestries have become a popular form of decoration for both the home and the office in 2018.
It is easy to see why.
Not only are there myriad designs to choose from, (with the choice among some of the biggest e-commerce retailers being huge), they are an attractive and cost-effective way of decorating large empty wall spaces.
And let’s not forget the practical perspective.
If decorating an office with standard painting and decoration, (or maybe even wallpaper), there’s the disruption that occurs as you get in a tradesman to carry out the work.
In the home, you may decide to do such decorating yourself. However, for those that are a little nervous about using the paintbrush, or worse still cutting strips of wallpaper, a simpler solution is definitely the way forward.
This of course where a beautiful tapestry can step in. A well-chosen tapestry will not only fill the space with warm color, but it can also be a statement and conversational point of focus too.
What’s not to like about that?
Here are our top 5 reasons interior decorators are flocking to the use of wall tapestries in 2021.
1. Wall Tapestries look magnificent
A well-designed tapestry can make an otherwise boring space into something grand. They exude color and detail and will brighten any workplace wall or space in the home.
Many of the designs depict scenes (pastoral imagery being very popular) and whereas a simple painting would only cover a small section of the wall, a tapestry has the potential to cover the dimensions more fully.
A tapestry can also convey different emotions and environments. These can have an impact on those around it, altering the energy in a space to one of peace and tranquillity.
For instance, there is a popular design called the Mandala in tapestry.
This depicts a geometric figure which is symbolic of the universe. The message behind the Mandala is ‘wholeness’ and ‘completeness’.
Who said spirituality couldn’t enter the common workplace hey?
Beyond this there are choices ranging from pop art to religious motifs, psychedelic imagery as well an endless array of ethnic decorative options with a nod to cultures from all over the world.
Today’s retailers will bring you a choice of tapestry beyond comprehension.
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2. Wall Tapestries are Affordable
We already mentioned this in the introduction, however, tapestries represent huge value for money.
Paying to have a wall decorated any other way is much more expensive than purchasing and hanging a tapestry.
Printed tapestry design number in the millions. From wall-sized options right down to something the size of a hand towel; you look online and you will be able to choose and buy a tapestry at great prices throughout the year.
3. Wall Tapestries Create the Illusion of Space
If you work in a cramped office space, or you are buying a tapestry for decoration in the home, you will find the end result will open up the room and make it feel larger.
Tapestries do this by adding depth and dimension from their depicted design. They all so create this illusion of space by their overall width and commanding position on the wall.
That being said, if you opt for smaller tapestries on one wall the result could be a cluttered vibe.
Tapestries on more than one wall will also give the impression that the walls are crowding in, rather than escaping outwards.
Be careful with your choice and positioning in this regard.
An office space that has a cramped feeling will not be conducive to productivity. Your employees will not thank you for it.
Most interior designers suggest that tapestries should hang in large rooms with high ceilings. The wall housing the item should be bare except for that lovely tapestry.
4. Wall Tapestries are Easy to Use and Maintain
As we have covered, tapestries are much easier to place on the wall than painting or placing wallpaper.
Hooks nailed into the wall, or maybe even a hanging pole (much like a curtain) are all that you need to hang what can be very heavy tapestries.
Tapestries are also very easy to maintain. Whereas wallpaper or paint will look tired over time, (needing expensive and time-consuming redecoration) a tapestry can be easily removed, cleaned, and then put back into place.
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5. Tapestries Don’t Only Belong on Walls
The multipurpose nature of tapestries makes them an essential work or home decorative item.
A wall tapestry can just as easily live on the floor, or be used as a throw over furniture. They can also be used as dividing curtains in a room that needs to be sectioned into two.
If you run a small photography business, tapestries can serve as the perfect backdrop for photo shoots.
If you purchase a thin and light tapestry, you can take it out of the house with you. Need a beach blanket, or maybe a picnic mat, a sun canopy, a pretty way of covering the back seat of your car; the choice really is up to you.
When shopping for tapestries for your home or business, it is important to select one that speaks to you.
Whether it be the symbolism in the design, the vibe that it creates or you just enjoy the pattern, treat the purchase as if you were buying a painting or some other decorative piece for the home.
It will be a reflection of your taste and style, and with it taking up such a large space (and making a statement) you want that to suit you.
In a business environment, your choice of tapestry may need to be slightly more pragmatic. You’ll want it to fit the atmosphere of the office and for those that see it every day, to enjoy it too.
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