Create a Fabric Wall Hanging
I have collected fabric wall hangings in my travels in the past. I remember the first time I really was introduced to them was when I was in Greece with my mother and brother. I recall walking through the marketplace alleyways of Athens and I saw this beautiful purple patchwork wall hanging. I purchased it immediately without even haggling. From that point on I began collecting them. My mother bought me one from Saudi Arabia (she lived there for 12 years) and bought a second Kurdish Rug she found in an old antique shop that we had framed.
Wall hangings add life and character to any space and can brighten up your home. I saw a DIY decorating idea on the Nate Berkus Show on how to create a fabric wall hanging on your own. Such a great idea… Here it is!
Wooden Dowel (Select a dowel that’s the length of your wall covering)
1. Lay your fabric face down on a flat surface, and pin two side edges and run seams down the sides of the fabric.
2. Fold fabric over allowing about two inches of pocket space at the top and the bottom of your wall hanging. Pin the folding, making sure the curtain rod and wooden dowel will fit, then sew.
3. Slide the wooden dowel through the bottom pocket of your wall covering, and the decorative curtain rod through the top pocket of your wall covering. The wooden dowel at the bottom of your wall hanging will give the piece added weight to ensure it lays flat.
4. Mount your curtain rod, hang your wall covering, and admire your work!
Tips: When choosing a place to display your wall hanging, choose a space that’s brightly lit, away from heat or air conditioning ducts. When deciding on a fabric, choose a pattern that contrasts with the color of your walls. A wall hanging works well behind a sofa or bed headboard.