Rugs as Wall Art: Hanging Trend

Things To Consider Before Hanging

Size/Weight: The hanging method you choose will depend on the overall size and weight of the rug, so make sure to measure it before purchasing the proper tools. Also, try to avoid an uneven distribution of weight when hanging, which can cause a heavy rug to warp or even rip.

Sunlight/Heat: To prevent exposure over time, avoid hanging the rug in direct sunlight or in front of a heat vent or fireplace.

Damage: Keeping rugs off the ground is a great way to protect them from wear and tear. However, nailing and pinning rugs directly to the wall can cause damage to the dyes and fibres in your rug long-term.


How To Hang Your Rug Wall Hanging

Once you’ve chosen your ideal statement rug it’s time to hang it on the wall. There are a few decisions you need to make before hanging your rug:

Do you want your rug to hang freely or flush to the wall? (this effects the method you use).

When choosing the wall – it goes without saying that you need to keep the size of the rug in mind!

Don’t choose a wall in direct sunlight as the exposure can be extremely damaging to your lovely rug.

Clean your hanging rug every few months using a vacuum attachment.

Stay away from sticky adhesives!

So you have decided to place a rug on the wall instead of on the floor, but you have no idea how to do it? We will introduce you to several methods below.

Here are some simple ways you can hang your rug in a room:



This method is ideal for hanging heavy weight rugs. It involves stitching a casing on the back of your rug. Casing creates a tube in the fabric that will snuggly hold a rod at the top of your rug, meaning that it will be hanging from the rod.


Using Velcro is a fantastic tactic for hanging your rugs onto the wall. Velcro is thought to be the safest way to hang and preserve your rug. This method involves hand stitching Velcro to the back of your rug, and the advantage of this is that stitching is easily removable if you ever want to put your rug back on the floor. It is recommended to use a 2-inch thick strip for larger, heavier rugs. DO NOT use sticky back Velcro as it is difficult to remove and likely to leave a sticky residue on the back of your rug.

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