5 Ideas for Using Rugs and Tapestries in Your Decor

Scottish Royal tapestry collection

This article is sponsored by Wall Tapestry.

Rugs and tapestries can be used to add ambiance to a room, to warm up a stark-looking space, to make an uncomfortably large room appear smaller, or to add to the overall effect of the theme of a room.

Choosing an ideal rug or tapestry will be dependent on the effect you want the piece to have on your room.

1. Rugs as Decor

Rugs are a perfect multiple use item of decor. They can be found on the floor or used as tapestries to hang over railings and on walls. They are very mobile and also very durable. The choice of rug for the entryway might seem trivial, but it is very important. For a room that receives heavy traffic, you will not want a thick and expensive rug.

The main purpose of a rug in such an area is to add some color to the floor, and perhaps as an added level of insulation. This type of rug should be dulled down in color, as it is also not meant to be an eye catcher.

People are only passing through. Rugs in entryways can still add personality to the area, with a simple message or design that is appropriate ("Welcome" is, of course, the most widespread conveyance).

In the entryway, remember that the rug is probably going to be the first item a guest will see that gives them a clue as to the type of home you keep, so you might want it to have some reflection of your personality and style.

2. Decorative Rug Tips

If you are decorating a room that is drab, has little color or design, then consider buying bright or large rugs to enhance the area.

However, the opposite applies if the space you are decorating is very colorful and has a lot of design aspects already. In this case it is more important to shop for a neutral toned rug that will blend in with the colors you already have instead of competing with them.

The pattern you choose when decorating with rugs is also an important consideration. You do not want to buy a rug with a pattern that does not blend with the other patterns in the room.

You also need to consider where the rug will be in relation to your home because this will affect the color and design you need to pick out. For instance, if you are looking for rugs that will enhance your front foyer where the entire family enters and exists every day, you will want to consider darker rugs with more intricate patterns that do not show dirt and wear as lighter colors.

However, if you want rugs to decorate your dining room which is only used on special occasions, then you might consider a lighter and brighter color.

Celtic Weaver

3. Tapestries as Decor

Tapestries are always meant to be seen and will speak volumes about your styles and tastes. A tapestry can be hung on the wall in an entry way, and again you will want this to provide a good clue as to the type of home a guest is entering.

Rich and warm colors are important, and the design should not be too overwhelming. Make sure the colors of the tapestry do not clash

with your paint. To add effect, a mirror can be placed on the wall opposite the tapestry to give the effect of two tapestries.

When people enter your home, the decor will immediately give them a subtle clue as to who you are. Remember this when you are shopping for that rug or tapestry to add some zing to your entryway.

4. Celtic Tapestries

There are so many Celtic designs that you can choose from for a tapestry that you can allow your individual style shine through. Choose from intricately designed knots, dragons, dancers, the pentacle star, and even the Celtic tree of life.

One of the most popular designs for a Celtic tapestry is the Phoenix. This is to celebrate the cycle of rebirth that connects the soul of each person to everything else in the world. Herne the Hunter is a symbol of strength and the circle of life. The Gateway tapestry shows the connection between Heaven and Earth.

This is a great Celtic tapestry to have in memory of someone that has died. There is also the web of life design that reminds us how each action we take leads to a series of others.

5. Wedding Tapestries

Tapestry It is nice to remember your wedding day, and how else can you do this? Personalize your ordinary belongings by printing the couple’s picture on them. You can have it printed in your pillows, blankets or bags. Print them on tapestry wall hangings and keep them as an heirloom. Colorful cotton threads can make your pictures come to life with its vivid colors similar to the photograph itself.

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