Time for fun with fabric.
Hanging something that isn’t a print on your wall can be daunting. Typically, furry things or cosy fabrics go on the couch or the bed, or even under your feet – but on the wall? Not so much, but lately, we’re seeing more of it and fabric is hella versatile.
First, let’s get the lingo out of the way. ‘Tapestries’ are more like sheets you’d hang on the wall. Not crappy, turning-yellow-slowly bed sheets but something with a subtle – or crazy – pattern. It’s a very bohemian trend and if you’re into that Boho Ibiza vibe, this will fast track you towards it. On a practical level, it can also be a game-changer if you’re renting in a space that has less than pretty walls and there’s nothing you can do about it paint wise. They also work as nice headboard alternatives – and they don’t need to be hung to perfection, in fact, the more haphazard the better for that particular look – so there are lots of ways to interpret this trend in your home. A lot of the tapestries out there can verge into extreme 60s hippies territory with the kind of tie-dye that’s just not cool, but we’ve found some less obvious options to consider.
You can get really creative with your wall hangings, and instead of having an entire sheet draped from one side of the wall to the other, you could get your hands on a pretty patterned fabric – maybe in a texture that you just love such as a herringbone wool – and hang that on the wall in the same way you would a print. For this, you need to look at fabric in the same way you look at art. You could also potentially mount a rug right on the wall for something different – why the hell not? It’s the same idea and lots of stylists do this.
Then there are the woven ones which are not tapestries but simply described as ‘wall hangings’ that are the major trend piece right now. These are a lot more textured – than tapestries – and really add to the ‘Lagom’ of your home. Lots of them come with tassels. You’re essentially making your walls cosy – to the touch. It all comes together – provided you’re mixing your textures and fabrics in cushions and throws and rugs – for a very ‘curated’ look. What’s more, it’s an excuse to add some colour, if you prefer to keep your wall paint more pared back.
How will you style yours? Browse our gallery above for all the fabric wall art inspo you could need.