17 Eye-Catching Fabric Wall Art Ideas to Give Your Space Character

updated Jan 29, 2024
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Wondering about the wall art that’s totally having a moment right now? Look no further than fabric wall hangings. From macramé to those cute little boho pom poms, fabric wall hangings not only add texture to your walls, but they are also easy to hang (and make!). 

Textile hangings work in almost any space (think behind the sofa or above the bed), and can be more affordable than framed art, too. And the best thing? It’s simple to learn how to make some of today’s most popular fabric wall hangings. So the next time you’re bored or want to learn a new skill, turn on a YouTube tutorial, grab some craft supplies and learn how to DIY some fabric wall hangings for your space. 

Below, 17 fabric wall art ideas to work into any room in your home, no matter your style or the size of your space.

1. Faux Wallpaper

This brilliant fabric wall art idea is renter-friendly and absolutely lovely. Gretchen Raguse used decorative floral fabric as a kind of wallpaper in her Portland, Oregon rental, a truly unique way to tackle decorating while renting.

Credit: Lauren Kolyn

2. Extra Texture

In her Toronto rental, this content creator found clever ways to add texture to the space. The textured white net-like wall hanging combined with the white wainscoting in her living room adds visual interest without making things feel overwhelming or loud.

Credit: @vickys.home

3. Fiber for the Win

These clever fiber wall hangings by @vickys.home perfectly tie this chic living room together, bringing in elements of both the rattan rug and the woven side table. Twinkling lights on one of the hangings adds a sweet design element. 

Credit: @peachy_home

4. Small and Bright

This colorful yarn circle by @peachy_home may be small, but it still packs a colorful punch. The best news? These fun fiber wall hangings are super easy to make on your own. And by changing up the color palette, you can incorporate yarn circles into just about any home decor. 

5. Colorful Custom Wall Hanging

Homeowner Mandi Smethells, who is a fiber artist, made this colorful fiber wall hanging herself, and we have to say it shines in her living room.

Credit: Tisha Riman

6. Classic Macramé

You can’t go wrong with a classic macramé fiber wall hanging, as seen in this tiny Toronto studio apartment. They’re easy to pair and are perfect for filling empty corners.

Credit: Carina Romano

7. Two-Tone

The two-tone macramé wall hanging in this Philadelphia guest bedroom perfectly fills a spot of bare wall space.

8. An Empty Corner Filled

If you’re tight on square footage, you can still incorporate fabric wall hangings. Garlands and other frilly but compact hangings will add visual interest and texture to your home without taking up too much space. These kinds of hangings are perfect for filling empty corners.

Credit: Ella Khan

9. Woven Wonder

This macramé wall hanging perfectly fits on a tiny empty wall in this Oakland bedroom.

10. Rainbow Bright

Adding a splash of color to your home doesn’t have to be obnoxious or loud. The renters of this Chicago space prove that a wall hanging can be sleek, chic, and still full of plenty of color.

Credit: Kaviya Ravi

11. Stairway Art

The unique wall hanging in this colorful Kentucky home matches beautifully with the painted murals on the stairs and entryway wall.

Credit: Andrew Bui

12. Draped Fabric

Blankets, rugs, towels, and other textiles work beautifully as wall hangings and often come with deeper backstories and histories, making them lovely conversation pieces. This Harlem apartment presents a perfect example of how to stylistically display fabric on a wall.

13. Double Duty

Part mirror, part wall hanging, the sculptural piece in this pretty Los Angeles home is a great way to mix utility with boho style. The fringe in this particular design also echoes other textures in the room, like the pampas grass.

Credit: Aivi Nguyen

14. Tea Towels Repurposed

Think you have to source an overpriced wall hanging from a home decor store? Think again. This Philadelphia condo shows how something as simple as decorative tea towels can serve as the wall art — no frame necessary.

15. Geometric Wall Hanging

Fans are hung in this Philadelphia apartment for a unique decorative accent.

Credit: Abigail

16. Macramé Trio

This San Francisco apartment shows that some things look better in threes. A trio of neutral hangings are the perfect way to fill a bare wall next to a bed.

17. Color-dipped

This boho California home showcases an original piece from Chile, which has a neutral base while still bringing pops of color. Support your favorite artists through your purchase of their original fabric wall hangings.