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Home Decor – A Guide to Wall Tapestries

Today's larger homes and open floor plans are perfect for wall tapestries. Selecting the perfect wall tapestry for your home is an easy and enjoyable process, if you follow these simple guidelines.


Unlike a painting, a wall tapestry demands attention. So you want to select a location before you start shopping for a size, subject or style. You can also purchase beautiful wall hanging dcor for your home.

You want to select a wall that doesn't get a lot of direct light or constant sunlight. Direct sun can cause the threads to weaken and fade the color of wall hangings over time.


Once you have a location in mind, you can decide on the rough dimensions for the wall tapestry. A tall and thin wall space will look better with a vertical work while a large wall space may look better with a horizontal piece.

Scale is very important in wall or home decor. A general rule of thumb is that a tapestry can occupy up to 80% of the wall (you can't do that with a painting!). You don't want to get a wall tapestry that is too small or too large for the wall you have in mind.

Subject Matter

The subject of the wall art tapestry is a matter of personal taste. There is a wide variety of styles to choose from – paintings, still life, exploits, mythology, medieval times, portraits, castles, landmarks, and many more modern designs and themes.

When choosing an object, be sure to consider the color palette used. You don't want to choose a design where the color clashes with the existing furniture and wall colors.