How to Hang a Carpet
Hanging Oriental Carpets
Oriental carpets, often referred to as rugs, are
from silk and / or wool to
beautiful intricate murals that look fantastic
hanging on walls. Although a wool carpet is
beautiful, silk carpets are absolutely gorgeous.
carpets do not have to be an antique carpet to be
display on walls.
Most modern Oriental carpets are works of art and
with good lighting their complicated artwork and
design are revealed. Although they are intended to
lie on the floor in areas where there is low
traffic they look just as great hanging on a wall.
Once you have purchased a beautiful carpet you
don't want it to face the daily challenge of being
walked on and risk to spills. It is difficult to
imagine that a carpet that cost many thousands of
dollars should lie on the floor. Hanging it on a
wall will keep it away from the dirt and traffic
and the carpet will last for decades.
Instead of placing it on the floor display your
investment where all of its beauty can be observed
while keeping it out of harm’s way. Oriental
carpets have years of history and culture in them
and the skill and time it takes to make them adds
more value to them. By hanging your carpet out of
harm’s way will keep it just as nice as the day you
bought it for years to come. The information
offered below illustrates how to hang a carpet.
How to Hang a Carpet:
There are two methods to hang a carpet depending on
method is quite
to use a strong
round rod. It
should be solid
of either wood
To attach the carpet to the rod use a strip of
binding tape or fabric and sew it to the whole
upper edge of the carpet. Use small stitches and
insure the stitches are catching the weft and warp
of the carpet.
Put your rod through sewed on binding. The rod
should be at least two inches longer than the
overall width of the carpet.
Hang the carpet and rod on wall brackets to display
The second method is more time consuming but is
still quite easy do. Use this method for heavier
Heavier carpets should be taken down from time to
time to let them lie flat so that the carpet fibers
can work their way back to their original form.
Never sew curtain rings to the carpet and never
just attach it to the wall with nails. This will
damage the carpet and will make the end of the
carpet wavier and wavier over time.
Antique carpets should be displayed in full light
areas but not in direct sun light where it will
fade. This will keep your carpet beautiful,
vibrant, and provide years of use and appreciation
for its beauty.
Hanging carpets has been a normal tradition in the
Eastern world for centuries. Carpets have been
displayed on palace walls, in museums, and in homes
of royalty for centuries. They will look great on
your walls too.
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