If you are looking for a unique and meaningful way to decorate your walls, then you need to go beyond those conventional paintings and portraits. On the contrary, I would recommend you go for the tapestries.
What is a Tapestry?
- A tapestry is one of the oldest forms of hand-woven textiles.
- It is defined as a form of meaningful textile design woven by hands on a Loom.
- Tapestry is a weft-faced weaving, in which warp threads are hidden in the complete work, unlike other cloth’s work where both warp and threads are visible to watch.
- Most weavers use only natural warp threads like cotton, wool or linen for crafting a tapestry.
Significance of Tapestries
There are many types of tapestries conveying different messages and having different significance. There are mandala tapestries, bohemian tapestries, elephant tapestries, lion tapestries etc having different designs and different meaning. They have been used since ages for different purposes, for example meditation, as a wall décor, carpet, bed sheet, table cloth etc.
- Nowadays people use tapestries for decoration of houses and other places.
- In fact, it is the best décor option for the big empty wall.
- These artful textures makes your walls alive by adding colors and patterns to the empty wall.
- You can either hang it behind the sofa in guest room or along with beds in the bedroom.
- Most of them can be simply hanged on the wall with the help of a simple dowel rod or nails but some need more support.
What is Mandala Tapestry?
- The unique forms of Mandalas are printed or handcrafted on the tapestry to act as a perfect accessory to add colors to your wall, bed or ceiling and make the fragments of your house look aesthetic and pleasing with positivity that Mandalas emit.
- Mandala tapestries bursting with different patterns and colors make the perfect wall hangings to adorn your room, bedspreads, beach and picnic spreads and blankets.
- Mandala tapestries are available in different sizes, colors with different forms and patterns each carrying its own uniqueness and significance.
- By using Mandala Tapestry to adorn your house, you bring home all the positivity of spiritual forces and create the meditative experience within the comfort of your home.
How to hang up a tapestry on wall?
Tapestries can be hanged up on a wall in different ways. If you are wondering what the easiest and effective ways to hang a tapestry on the wall are, here we are with the best ones:
1. Use pushpins or Nails
- The easiest way to hang up a tapestry or a mandala wall art on the wall is with the nails or you can use drawing board pins as well.
- Use the smaller pins only because you don’t want the holes on your wall, or do you? So, better go for thin and smaller pushpins to hang a mandala wall tapestry.
- Just put the Tapestry on wall and start with four nails on the four corners. Then create a row of nails on the upper side of the tapestry for better support.
2. Use Velcro Tape
- Wondering how to hang a tapestry without nails? If you don’t need holes on wall then you can use Velcro Tapes.
- These are the sticky adhesive tapes with glue on both sides.
- You just need to put the tape on the back of mandala or tapestry wallpaper then put it on wall.
- It’s like you are pasting the painting on the wall.
- This methods is the best for the curvy walls which give you quite a tough time putting-in nails.
3. Use of Baseboard
- If you have a giant-sized tapestry and with a too much weight, then it needs more support to stay intact on the wall. For this situation, you might need a base board.
- It must be of the same size as the tapestry.
- Now put tapestry on the board and fix the upper side of the tapestry into the board carefully.
- Then you can easily put baseboard on the wall.
- This is a bit costly alternate for wall hanging tapestry, but it is totally worth it.
- You can also use pocket baseboard for the smaller tapestries, which is quite less expensive than bigger baseboards.
4. Hang it on a rod
- Fix a rod on the wall with screws and just hang the tapestry using its upper side.
- This method is somewhat similar to the pocket baseboard method but not appropriate for heavier tapestries since they demand more support.
5. Frame the tapestry
- You can also frame your tapestry for better support and looks.
- It is the best way for hanging up a tapestry.
- You can also put the tapestry on the table rather than hanging on the wall.
- Additionally, frame will provide protection to your tapestry for a long time.
6. Create a Canopy
- If you have a bigger mandala sheet for wall than the wall itself, then you can also use the ceiling of your room by using your tapestry as a canopy.
- Just begin from the ceiling, fix the upper side of the mandala wall art or tapestry on ceiling and let it hang down towards ground.
7. Try it as a Poster with Hanger
- This is another way to hang a tapestry in quite an effective way.
- You need two pieces of wooden sticks with same length as the breadth of your tapestry, a thread and 3 nails to fix tapestry on wooden polls.
- Fix wooden polls on both upper and lower sides of the tapestry.
- Now, on the upper side, fix thread in a way to use it like a hanger.
- Then fix a nail on the wall to hang the hanger itself.
- It is most suitable after framing to keep the tapestry flat along the wall.
8. Magnetic Fixation
- Magnetic fixation is another powerful way of hanging a tapestry on a wall.
- It is different from others as it needs the metal base where you have to fix the tapestry first.
- The magnetic tape sticks quite easily; all you need is a set of powerful magnets.
- Once you have installed the magnetic tape on the tapestry, you can easily stick them to the strong magnets.