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Tapestries 101: How to Hang a Tapestry On Your Wall

The tapestry is one of the most popular in-home decorations. Why? Because its inexpensive and can has multiple ways to be placed in your home. Fortunately, we’ve created this guide to help tapestry newbies find out how to add their favorite piece on the wall.

So are you ready? Let’s start!

Preparation Stage

Before you start placing your tapestry on the wall, you’re going to have to prepare it first. Doing so will ensure that it will remain placed on the wall and in good condition. Here are the steps you need to follow:

Iron Your Tapestry

When you first receive your tapestry, it will appear folded up. While most people tend to hang it up as is, we’re going to warn you not to take this mistake. Instead, iron your.

TIP: You might have to increase the temperature of your iron and use steam to remove the folds. But it’s better to test it by using a corner the tapestry first.

Consider Wall Studs

Use a wall stud finder to search for the best place to hang your tapestry. Alternatively, you can get wall anchors if you plan on drilling on masonry or drywalls.

Sawtooth Picture Hangers

A good wall tapestry will need some support to help it stay on the wall. That’s why we suggest that you keep a pair of sawtooth picture hangers to help your tapestry stay in the right place.

Ways to Hang a Tapestry

There is a myriad of ways that you can use to place your tapestry on the wall. And most of these techniques are simple for even the most basic DIYer. Here are a few ways on how to hang a tapestry:

Use a Rod

Use a rod to hang your tapestries that have pockets in the back. If you have a large or rectangular piece, you can place it over the headboard to create a stunning sofa display or drape it over the road to make a faux headboard.


Thicker tapestries and textiles will need more support. Using a baseboard will help secure it to the wall. Choose a board that will fit behind the tapestry in the rod pocket. If your tapestry doesn’t have a pocket, you can sew one in using a heavy fabric.

Then, cut the board so that its smaller than the entire width of the tapestry. Place a mark where you’ll place the screws in and start to drill holes in that location. Place the board into the pocket. After that, fold the tapestry sides back and use the screws to place the board on the wall.

We suggest that you use the baseboard technique as it provides the most security. Not only does it give your tapestry a strong foundation, but it will keep it attached to the wall and has a low chance of falling off.


  • Start by measuring the length of the tapestry. Then, drill the screws in the wall at your preferred distance.
  • Next, measure and cut slits on the tapestry. Also, you need to cut the slits large enough to ensure that the rope will fit through. If you have thinner rope, then use short slits. For thick rope, make it longer.
  • Cut the rope until you’ve reached your desired length. And make sure to have a bit of extra space on each side, to give you enough space where you can tie a double knot.
  • Place the rope between the tapestry slits. When doing this step, take account for the amount that you have left for each side. Doing so will help the tapestry stay even on both sides.
  • Tie more rope on the large screw on the wall. We suggest that you do this for both sides. On most occasions, a double knot will get the job done. Make sure that the screw head is large enough, so the knot doesn’t accidentally slip off. Now you have a very interesting rustic hanging in your room.


To conclude, we believe that knowing how to hang a tapestry is a great way to add beauty to your home. By following these steps, you’ll be able to have your favorite tapestry placed on your walls evenly and without too much hassle. Ultimately, grab your favorite tapestry, and a few key supplies (i.e., screws, board, etc) and start working!