Decorate Your Home With European Tapestries
If you are fed up with seeing bland, pale walls around your home try decorating with beautiful wall art such as European tapestries. The extensive range of tapestries and other cloth designs bring variety and individuality to your home; whereas many people have paintings and photographs to fill their walls, nobody will have the elegance and beauty that comes with a quality wall hanging such as a tapestry.
They don’t have to be expensive
You are probably thinking that European tapestries and wall hangings are not for you because you don’t have thousands of pounds to spend. However you will find yourself pleasantly surprised with the very reasonable prices of tapestries, especially if you are purchasing them online. Whereas a good quality painting can cost you a few hundred pounds, tapestries can be purchased off of the internet for under £100.
There is always going to be a difference in price depending on the quality of the wall hanging that you purchase. If you are buying one of the hand-woven authentic pieces from a well developed country, you will expect to pay more – if you are purchasing a mass produced design from a factory, then the rate will be cheaper. Belgian tapestries in particular are renowned for their fineness and quality.
Will they fit my style?
If you are concerned that tapestries will look old and ancient, think again – there are so many modern varieties, producing using modern techniques from all over the world, which will fit perfectly in any surroundings. Certainly there are old-looking copies of Renaissance paintings, but contrastingly there are modern city scenes and modern art depicted in cloth.
They will be hard to hang correctly, surely?
No! You will find that many modern tapestries cater for those of us that are unable to hang things straight without falling off step ladders. The backing linings and tunnels allow you to easily hang the tapestries on any flat and clean surface; you can also easily move the tapestry from wall to wall if you wish.
How dirty will they get?
The level of dirt and dust that accumulates really depends on where you hand the tapestry and also the amount of people in the room. If you find that your children are leaving sticky handprints all over your walls, make sure that the wall hanging is high enough that they will not be able to damage it. A quick vacuum will remove any dust and most dirt, but dry cleaning may be necessary for hard dirt.
I dislike mass-produced artefacts
Many of the European tapestries sold are hand woven in countries such as France and Spain, with the finest possibly being Belgian tapestries. If you are concerned about where the tapestry has come from, check with the retailer to ensure that it was hand woven and not created in a mass scale in an Asian factory.
For a look at the extensive range of European tapestries available, please visit tapestrycatalogue.com/european-tapestries