Interiors: The Wall Tapestry Trend

Here we are once again, lockdown 2.0 has begun and we’re finding ourselves staying in for forseeable once again. This combined with the Autumn/Winter season and upcoming Christmas celebrations, I can’t see myself venturing far away from home in the next few months!

Add a new born baby into the equation for January, and that’s me homebound!

But while spending more time in the comfort of your own home, along with the majority now working from home, having some negative connotation, it actually has a myriad of benefits. I mean, you can stay in your favourite pyjamas all day, avoid any morning commute and drink all the nice fresh homemade coffee at a slow pace, put morning TV on if you wish…

Life within our own four walls can be a little bit lovely if we try. Although making the most of your home is one of the best things you can invest in during these times. One of the biggest interior trends lately is to look at injecting a little personality on to your walls, with the latest trend that is wall tapestries.

Wall Hangings

Wall hangings are not only a great feature piece for a room, but they can sit beautifully alongside any existing wall art that you currently have. Textile hangings offer that something a little bit different, which also make an accessible and affordable way to add instant colour, texture and style to a room.

So what exactly are wall tapestries? Think of banners and textiles hangings that hang onto walls to add a bit of interest and texture. Not only do they look the part, but they are popular among renters as you can make a big impact on a room without having to expertly fix and nail into walls creating long-term damage.

Wall Tapestry Types

The choices out there are huge. You can get everything from personalised banners for the home and for gifts, like weddings and celebrations. You can get motivational quotes, washes of colours, prints, patterns… it’s a decoration with longevity rather than being disposable.

When I had a browse of them at Fine Art America, I found they offered a lovely selection which are lightweight, mainly made from microfiber wall tapestries, available in three different sizes and feature incredible artwork to complement any wall space. When it comes to finishing detail, each tapestry has hemmed edges for secure hanging with nails and/or thumbtacks.

Remember that everyone is getting more creative with their home space. Today’s interior trends are designed to add a splash of vintage charm and inspiration to your living space, so it’s great to think outside the box and go further than just your standard framed wall prints.

The type of wall tapestry that you choose will say a lot about your personality, and I can’t help but think that if you’re quite a relaxed, boho person with an eclectic home, you’ll find these really suit your home. The textured wall art goes hand-in-hand with the boho, vintage and handmade trends giving a nod to nostalgia and personality, especially when you look into custom tapestries.

One of the most popular styles that I’ve seen burst out from the wall tapestry trend is the 1970s-inspired macramé pieces, which you’ll find online or created by independent boutiques. It’s also led to a lot of people learning macramé as an art form hobby during lockdown, too!

Alternatively, those bold slogans and graphic text prints are popular for throwing up on the walls, which can have a transformative and bold effect on your space; making it feel homelier, inspiring and more personalised to you. Slogan art isn’t just for fashion, after all! I reckon song lyrics will take off with this theme…

Future trends

With the boom of macramé and wall tapestry art, I feel we are going to be pushing the boundaries a little more with interior wall trends. We’ll be seeing our own four walls a lot more in the coming months, so it’s better they be encouraged with positive and creative wall hangings than empty, minimal walls!

In terms of gifting, uplifting and motivational quotes in the form of wall tapestries is likely to boom too.

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