Decorating any room can be difficult, but particularly your bedroom. It’s a place for you to unwind and relax, but still display your personality. There are many different approaches you can take to bedroom decorating, whether it be through feng shui or otherwise, so it can be difficult to know how to use your decor in the best way possible.
There are many available options for wall decorations in particular. Tapestries are often a popular choice for decorating your wall because of their large size and intricate designs. The pieces add a bright splash of color, texture and pattern to your space. Just as the colors and patterns vary, the ways to utilize tapestries are nearly as limitless. But don’t get overwhelmed — we’ve got the best recommendations for how to seamlessly incorporate your tapestry into your bedroom. Not only will you be satisfied with your innovative design choice, but your bedroom will look brand new.
But First, What’s A Tapestry?
Tapestries have had a close connection to paintings throughout history. Though historians do not know when they were first created, tapestries were first popularized in the early Middle Ages and were made of pliable fiber that can be rolled up, easily framed and hung on walls. Tapestries were originally produced for bedchambers, so it’s appropriate that the art decor be used to add color to a bedroom wall in the 21st century as well.
There are multiple ways in which you can decorate your bedroom using tapestries. However, you might need some assistance along the way to help or inspiration determine how you want to best use tapestries in your space. Here are some ideas:
Line The Tapestry With Lights
Hanging a floor mandala tapestry on a bedroom wall is a go-to simple way to incorporate a tapestry into your space. Mandala tapestries range in price and are one of the many ways to add a psychedelic design to an ordinary, white wall. To accentuate the tapestry even more, outline it with strings of lights to produce a soft glow in your bedroom. This is a beautiful, tranquil and hip look that also works wonders to transform a dorm room into a place of serenity and calmness if you are in college. For the best results, make sure your tapestry takes up the entire length of wall.
Decorate Your Headboard
Hanging psychedelic or floor mandala tapestries on the wall behind your headboard is a popular choice for many people. Not only will this add an attractive design to your bedroom, but it will also be the first thing people see when they walk into the room. If your bed doesn’t have a headboard, this method will also serve as a type of makeshift headboard to tie your bed and room together in a beautiful way. Bonus points if your bedspread matches the tapestry’s colors.
Match Your Paint Color
Some prefer their wall decor to match the paint color on their bedroom walls. If you fall into this category, buy a tapestry that fits with your bedroom wall color. This style will create consistency and not be as striking as multi-colored tapestries, while the pattern will add a splash of texture and fun.
Tapestries As Bedspreads
If you lack wall space for any reason, whether it be because your bedroom has large
windows or you have photos or paintings covering your walls, you can take a more creative approach to displaying your tapestry — draping it over your bed. The thin material adds a layer of luxury and comfort without being too heavy or affecting the warmth of your bed, so it’s perfect to use during hot summer months or if you live in a warm climate.
Tapestries As Throw Blankets
If you lack wall space and already have a bedspread you love, fear not — there are other ways to incorporate tapestries into your bedroom’s design. One method to use a wall tapestry is to transform into a practical item, such as throw blankets. Most tapestries are typically oversized, at about seven feet wide, and because of their large size, you can easily use it as a comfortable and colorful throw blanket. Fold it up and lay it on the foot of your bed or drape it over the back of a chair when it’s not in use so its color will still make the room pop.
Tapestries As Window Coverings And Light Diffusers
If your bedroom has harsh ceiling lights, use your tapestry to dim them by loosely draping one over the annoying lights. This will not only dim the light, but it can also create a more relaxing atmosphere and color in the room. You can also place tapestries in front of your room’s windows to create a similar effect and filter in dimmer light and add color.