Written by Rhiannon Gillis
As I’m sure you know, art is subjective. That’s part of its beauty. That and the fact that there are no rules when it comes to art. You can choose to install whatever you want in your home. So when it comes to hanging art on your walls, don’t limit yourself to some framed piece of art. Have you given any thought to a tapestry? In my opinion, the thing that is so wonderful about tapestries is you can use just about anything that drapes on the wall. Sounds kind of fun doesn’t it?
Blanket or Throw
Blankets and throws make amazing tapestries. These do however end up being rather large, so just make sure you’re using it wisely. I mean if you have one rather large empty wall space in your home, adding a pretty blanket or throw could make all of the difference. I love looking for these things at Flea Markets.
This Indonesian rug is a great example of something that would make for an ideal tapestry. Its pattern is beautiful and the material is light enough that it drapes nicely.You can even find something like a runner that you can hang vertically. It’ll no doubt be something that people end up loving the most in the space. You can find some beautiful statement makers from Kilim.com.
Table cloths can come in some pretty incredible colors and patterns. I recommend really paying attention to the size, and that it works in your space appropriately. These are often so light in weight that you won’t have any trouble hanging one of these up. Places like Anthropologie have some beyond beautiful table cloths.
Drapes or Shower Curtains
Find one with an image that you like. Perhaps a shower curtain with one large image across the entire piece. I’ve seen some with a huge octopus, or a giant elephant head. Just find what calls out to you.
If you’re going with drapes, you may be able to find a panel that has colorful stripes, or an ethnic pattern. Just be sure it’s truly eye-catching, otherwise why do it. I know Urban Outfitters has some inexpensive curtains you can try this out with.
Macrame Wall Hanging
These are always going to look nice hung on your wall. This beautiful piece against this dark blue paint is spectacular. Look into making your own if you’re not up for purchasing one. They’re surprisingly easy to do. In fact one of my favorite things to do now is to take workshops and learn a new skill. I bet if you looked up macrame workshops near you, you’d find something really fun. Then it could be something that you made on your own. I think that’s pretty cool.