ATDC reader Carmen needs our help showcasing a beloved textile in her house:"Dear ATDC, I bought a beautiful textile on a trip to Peru, but I don't think it works on my wall- according to my friends it looks like a 'dorm room' and I'm going for 'hippie chic'. Please help!"
Carmen, I have textiles hung on my walls (a kilim and a kimono), and I always hang them using inexpensive metal curtain rods from IKEA. The kilim has a sleeve sewn on the top to accommodate the rod. Because the weight is supported all across the top, the textiles hang straighter and look less dorm-like. It is also better for the fabric which will stretch out of square over time if you leave it hanging from just the corners. I would also recommend a brightly colored area rug to help anchor the dining room table, and perhaps even recovering those chair seats.
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