For the love of Tapestries
We all know that textiles are important for giving depth
and layers to interiors. Sofas, floors, window furnishings and even walls all benefit from the perfect pairing with the right textile. Walls, you say? Yes. In fact, tapestries
have been hanging around – quite literally – since the 17th and 18th centuries. In many ways, tapestries are an ideal option when considering artwork, as they bring the additional element of a soft texture. The different styles available today mean that whether your interior style is elegant or contemporary, Provencal or Asian inspired, Paris salon or anything in between, there will be a tapestry for you.
The game changer
Tapestries have come a long way - all the way from Louis XIV to 2018 - and are a total game-game changer when it comes to transforming a space and add real interest, no matter where they are hung. And who says tapestries even need to be on the wall? They add particularly opulent vibes draped over your sofa and are a quick way change the feel of a room. This brings us to the real beauty of investing in tapestries: they are surely one of the most versatile of all décor pieces you will ever own and can repositioned as often as you like to transform a room or a nook. Hanging them is a cinch as they generally come with a rod.
Who needs a bedhead?
Tapestries are great in lieu of a traditional bedhead and add a real ‘wow’ factor to your bedroom. If you keep your bedroom basics and foundation pieces to a neutral, calming palette, you can layer interesting textiles without it feeling too overwhelming. Many of the historical images of tapestries are the very essence of a ‘more is more’ approach when decorating with textiles. But there are so many different ways you can embrace this amazing textile art, and a calming and interesting bedroom is certainly one of them.
In most living or lounge rooms the sofa is the main attraction, which means whatever is happening on the wall behind it will also be the centre of attention
. What can you do? One idea for all that blank space behind your sofa is to hang a tapestry which will introduce both colour and visual interest to your room.
Anywhere you would consider hanging art, you can also consider tapestries.
Above a sideboard, the landing at the top of your stairs
or the dreamy reading nook you’re planning are all spaces where you can introduce the look.
The history of tapestries in home décor is long, rich and varied, from palaces, to the Sydney Opera House, to your house; tapestries have more than proven they have what it takes to ramp up your interiors to the next level.