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How to turn a Rug into a Wall Hanging

Like a comfy sofa, a stylish table or a vintage lamp, a rug is a fundamental piece of decor that will help to make your house a home.

Yet it can be difficult to find the right place for your rug. You keep moving it around from room to room but still seems to fit nowhere. This may be especially true of a really great designer rug that you don’t want to see tucked away and forgotten underneath the sofa and coffee table.

But before rolling it up and putting your rug in the storage closet until you finally move into your spacious dream home, let’s try to think out of the box. A good rugs is essentially an artwork, so why restrict them to just being on the floor?

At Bazaar Velvet we believe turning a rug into a wall hanging can be a great and creative way of showcasing a rug and creating atmosphere in a space.

Having a rug as wall art is a unique decorative touch, and on a practical note, it helps with isolation and noise–an old trick that has been used for centuries.

To do this yourself, besides a little bit of ingenuity, you also need to do some planning. We suggest you to follow these simple but fundamental steps.

1. Measure both rug and wall very carefully

First thing you should do is to measure the height and width of the rug you would use. After that, compare its size to the area of your wall. As a general rule, the carpet should have some space away from the sides of the wall. Also, the space above the rug should always be bigger than the space below.

2. Consider the overall room atmosphere

Universal rule: furniture should match or rather complement each other. Which means that the various furniture pieces, including your rug, need to have a certain thread of continuity running between them. Think carefully of the overall room atmosphere: consider colours, shapes, styles, shadows and light. Before hanging your rug, you may want to place it temporarily on the desired spot (or near it) and see how it works. If, and only if, it coordinates with the existing pieces, the room will beautifully fall into place.

3. Pick a wall with nothing else displayed

A rug hanging on the wall completes your room. True. What remains important is to consider though, is what else is on the wall. It is a rule of thumb that you pick a wall with nothing else displayed, especially if you hang a big, thick and colourful rug. If photographs or paintings have to compete for attention on the same wall, a rug could quickly cause your room to become overcrowded. In that case, don’t do it. A rug against a plain wall is usually the best choice.

If you follow these rules, we can assure the result will be great. So perhaps it is time to dig out that neglected but gorgeous rug to give it the prominence it deserves?

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