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How to attach a tapestry

Mandala Teppich an der WandTips & tricks with which you can attach a wall rug in no time at all. If you want to hang a rug on the wall, you should proceed according to a plan so that the rug is securely and firmly attached. Traditional tapestries in particular are usually heavier and made of thicker fabric than modern wall hangings and need to be securely fastened.

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Choosing the right wall

Anyone who has moved often knows it: not every wall is suitable for hanging something. Please ensure that you selected the wall out of the question, to a rug them to fix.

Knock the wall and see what material it is made of:

  • Wooden Walls

Recognizable by the hollow sound that is created when tapping. A wall made of wood is ideal for almost any form of wall decoration. You can easily attach the wall rug to it with the help of nails, screws or thumbtacks. We will explain other methods of avoiding perforation in the carpet below.

  • Stone walls

A stone wall is perfect for hanging heavy rugs on the wall. The disadvantage is: there is a high probability that drilling will be necessary for a good grip.


Note: Sometimes load-bearing walls have a steel support inside. If there is any drilling here, slowly test yourself.

Preparation

Tapestry fastening with drilling

If drilling holes in the wall are no problem and you know how to use a drill, nothing stands in the way of this.


Important: Before you drill a hole in the wall, make sure that there are no lines for electricity, water or gas, for example! Measure the distances for your tapestry and mark the drilling points on the wall. When drilling, make sure to hold the drill straight and proceed gently.


Attach the tapestry without drilling

It is very easy to hang up wall decorations without drilling up to a certain weight of the desired object.

Light items such as wall posters or dream catchers can be hung up with the help of thumbtacks, needles or double-sided adhesive tape.
If you are alone, hanging up a heavy or large piece of fabric with thumbtacks or needles can be difficult and frustrating. As soon as you have draped one end of the fabric on the wall and go to the other end, the weight of the fabric pulls the small thumbtacks out again.

Larger, heavy things like a tapestry or a large picture frame, on the other hand, require a little more careful planning and stronger fastening.

 

The choice of attachment

  • Needle & thread

Depending on the thickness of the tapestry, you can use a needle and thread to sew two loops to the corners of the carpet and then hang them on the wall on nails, hooks or a curtain rod.

Tip: Sew the loops to the back of the tapestry, so they don’t stand out or disturb the picture.

  • Extra strong curtain clips

Our harder for fixing wall hangings and tapestries repurposed curtain clips are the ideal solution to hang tight around a tapestry in no time.
The clips have a very strong spring and interlocking, slightly rounded, prongs. This allows you to hold a weight of several kilos on the wall without any problems. At the other end there is an open hook, which makes hanging up the wall decorations much easier, as it can simply be hooked into the respective holder.

The carpet does not have to be perforated, sewn, glued or drilled, which extends the life of the textile wall decoration enormously. Especially fabric wall hangings unfortunately very much lower if the material is perforated in order to attach a fastening. As soon as the wall hanging is hanging, the tension created by the tensile force enlarges the holes created bit by bit, until the fabric may even tear.

  • Fasten the tapestry with basting strips

Filing strips are available in almost every hardware store. Filing strips are thin wooden slats with built-in thumbtacks. They are originally intended to fix carpets, for example on stairs.

Measure the outer edges of the tapestry and cut the filing strips accordingly. Then fix this straight to the wall with the help of a spirit level. Now you can attach the tapestry along the filing strips and it will hang firmly and straight on the wall.

Note: When handling filing strips, pay attention to the protruding thumbtacks and do not leave the filing strips lying around on the floor! The tips stick out about 1 cm and can be very painful.

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