A carpet on the wall? What an idea! Good or bad? This article will attempt to answer this question. The wall carpet is considered a UFO in Western decoration, yet it is widespread in some parts of the world.
We are used to seeing carpets decorate the floor and the idea of hanging them on the wall seems absurd to us. It should be noted that a carpet’s place was not always under the feet of these owners. The first carpets that were imported into Europe at the beginning of the 12th century were so expensive that they were used as wall decorations by the ultra-rich of the time. The carpets kept their place on the wall for centuries until they were democratised and became ordinary pieces of decoration.
Carpets were not kept on the walls just because they were expensive, they were made for that purpose. Why? For their thermal insulating power because they were made of wool. This was indispensable when double glazing did not exist. And because it was a wall decoration that you could make yourself. This is why in some parts of the world carpets are still hung on the wall.
Why hang a carpet on the wall nowadays if we have all the comforts of the modern world? To highlight the most beautiful pieces of carpet and prevent them from getting dirty quickly. But also to give an ethnic side to your decoration. You can use beautiful handwoven carpets from all over the world for this, whatever their size.
The wall carpet can be a great replacement for paintings and other more ordinary wall decorations. The other advantage of wall carpeting is its sound absorption properties.
The wall carpet can be used in any room, there are no rules in the matter, it all depends on the effect you are looking for. Here are some selections of wall carpet decorations.
For the choice of the carpets to hang on the wall, choose traditional carpets from the 4 corners of the world. Their handmade production gives them that extra character that industrial carpets don’t have. Use Berber carpets and their asymmetrical side to give a modernist touch to your interior.
Use oriental carpets as wall carpets for a sophisticated decoration.
Use Moldavian carpets as wall carpets to bring lots of colour to your room.