The world of wall hangings and tapestry can be a little overwhelming. What do you get if you’re looking for something personalized? Something abstract? How about a personalized Abstract Tapestry? There are so many options out there, what is worth paying extra for and what is just going to add clutter in your home? Thankfully we’ve put together a list of the most essential things to know when shopping around for a wall hanging or tapestry.
Here are 10 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wall Tapestry:
The size of your tapestry is going to depend entirely on where you wish to place it. We recommend measuring the space you have chosen and getting a tapestry slightly bigger than this, generally about 15% bigger is ideal. You can always make a tapestry smaller but not bigger! If you want personalized text or names on the wall hanging then ideally this would be done in a 10cm-15cm font size at the very minimum, otherwise this text may become lost in the detail of the design. Generally speaking anything below 8 cm will start to become a little difficult to read!
There are so many different styles out there from traditional Moroccan geometric patterns to Indian inspired palaces and from modern abstract art to personalized wall tapestries. The choices are almost endless! Find a style you love and think will suit your space; remember it can always be personalized if you really fall in love with a design that doesn’t have room for text.
3. Colour Palette
Once you have decided on a style to work from then the colours come into play. Do you want a bright tapestry or something more serene? You may also want to consider how this fits into the rest of your home décor and pieces of furniture. While there is no need to match 100% we do recommend being subtle with the colours so as not to overwhelm the space too much – an Indian inspired tapestry works well against dark woods and red brick walls but may be overwhelming in a predominantly white space dotted with bright green plants. Generally you also want to keep the colour palette contained within the same group – so if your tapestry features oranges and yellows, try not to throw in too much purple or turquoise as this will throw off the balance of the overall look.
4. Style of Font
When choosing personalized text for your personal tapestry it’s important to choose something that compliments the style of your chosen wall hanging. For example if you have an Indian inspired design with rich colours then a more ornate font would compliment this perfectly, however if you have a geometric Moroccan inspired pattern it might be best to stay away from overly fancy fonts as these may appear out of place. As mentioned previously it’s also important to check the font size, anything below 8cm will be difficult to read!
5. Best Place to Hang Your Tapestry
Once you have decided on your tapestry style and personalized text it’s time to think about where in your home this is going to hang. Generally hanging a wall tapestry above your bed or above your couch is the most common choice but there are so many other places you can go with personalized wall hangings – if you have an empty wooden paneled wall then paper cut outs with your personalized text underneath would look amazing with a tapestry hung behind for some extra impact! The possibilities are endless when choosing personalized tapestries, don’t just stop at beds and couches.
While personalized tapestries are predominantly known for their visuals it’s also worth thinking about the texture of your personalized text. This will play a part in how well read the personalized tapestry is, if you choose something with quite a stiff look or not much detail then this can become difficult to read and doesn’t allow for easy viewing from safe distances so be very careful when choosing personalized text!
7. Seasonal Colour Trends
As we all know living in Australia we have 4 seasons – hot, cooler, wet and weird! The colours we use change depending on the weather outside which is why it’s important to keep up with seasonal colour trends as these may affect personalized wall tapestries. For example adding personalized text to an orange tapestry may not work in the wet season (i.e. winter) but would look amazing in spring or summertime when bright oranges are trending.
8. Choosing a Font
When it comes to personalized text for your personalized tapestry there are so many options available, you can choose something straight forward like block capitals or chain stitch (which will be slightly difficult to read because of the whole patterns). If you aren’t quite sure where to start then handwriting fonts are perfect as they mimic real hand writing rather than printed letters even though these tend to be harder to read because of the variation between each letter!
9. Colour Combinations You Can Try
Every colour combination will look great personalized but there are some colour combinations that will give you a little more impact and stand out from the rest – these include personalized tapestries with blue and green ink which gives an overall soothing feeling, personalized tapestries with yellow and purple text which gives a calming effect or personalized tapestry wall hangings with red and blue (or other bold colours) to create a real impact.
10. Custom Text vs Printed Text
This is one of the main differences between personalized sign hanging products such as personalized signs vs personalized tapestries. They both look amazing when it comes to personalized text but printed signs tend to be much easier to read, especially if they have been done in silver foil as this stands out against matte finishing on personalized tapestries. If you’d like personalized text to be easily read with personalized wall hangings then choose printing over custom personalized text!
When picking personalized wall tapestries make sure you know exactly what you are getting – if it’s personalized text then how will this look? Is the personalized text going to stand out or be difficult to read? Will this personalized tapestry only hang in your bedroom? If so don’t choose personalized text that has too much detail as these may appear out of place.