Modern homemakers are taking their cues from 16th century abodes. In the medieval age, when straw was spread on the ground to trap the dirt and mud, tapestries were considered too fine to fine to stay on the floor and they were hung on walls and in doorways to help insulate drafty stone buildings. Today, hanging rugs and tapestries are popping up on walls as beautiful works of art.
This method of decorating is a great way to add a worldly and bohemian look to a space. It's also a wonderful way to add a focal point to a room, or back a piece of furniture, such as a bed.
If you're interested in trying this trend in your own home, a great place to start is checking out antique stores or flea markets for rugs and tapestries, or even using some pretty fabric or printed burlap, as is shown in the last image.
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