How To Hang Tapestries

The use of decorative tapestries dates back to the first century BC. In the past, tapestries were used to symbolize the authority and priced possessions of kings and queens. It was rather a status symbol and was used to attract their guests. In present time nonetheless, tapestries are displayed for decorative purposes and users no longer have to be royalty or rich.

There are various ways to hang tapestries. You can use a rod, rings and bars, a baseboard, or even Velcro.

After you have decided where you want to place your tapestry, you may choose among the following quick and easy steps to hang it:

Using a rod:

  • Make sure that there is a rod pocket sewn onto the back of the tapestry. Most tapestries have this. However, you can always have it sewn according to the size of your rod.
  • Prepare the rod that is measured according to the size and the weight of the tapestry and two brackets.
  • Measure the distance that you want between the two hooks, where you will be hanging the rod. Usually, the hooks are placed within three inches of the sides of the tapestry.
  • Place the rod into the rod pocket and hang on to the brackets.
  • You may choose to add finials to the rod match your tapestry.

Using a baseboard:

  • Prepare a baseboard which is cut shorter than the tapestry, a drill, two screws, and wall anchors for the screws.
  • Measure the distance that you want between the two screws on the baseboard and drill the screw holes.
  • Using the same measurement as the screw holes on the baseboard, drill holes where you want the tapestry placed on your wall. You may choose to use anchor walls for these screw holes.
  • Hang the tapestry on to the baseboard and screw it on to your wall.

Using Velcro:

  • Prepare a piece of Velcro that will cover the length of the top lining of the tapestry, a baseboard, wood staples or glue, a drill, two screws, and wall anchors for the screws.
  • Sew on the softer side of the Velcro on to the back of the top lining of the tapestry.
  • Staple or glue the stiffer side of the Velcro on to the baseboard, matching it to the placing of the Velcro on the baseboard.
  • Measure the distance that you want between the two screws on the baseboard and drill the screw holes.
  • Using the same measurement as the screw holes on the baseboard, drill holes where you want the tapestry placed on your wall. You may choose to use anchor walls for these screw holes.
  • Attach the tapestry on to the baseboard using the Velcro and screw it on to your wall.


Hanging tapestries on your wall no longer has to be difficult and costly. As a matter of fact, it is something that you can do by yourself. After following the above-mentioned steps, you can now enjoy the enormous impact of tapestries in your home and even flaunt them to your guests.

 

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