Buying room accents can be pretty confusing especially if you do not know what to really buy. This is especially true with accent pieces that are not usually being used for the home. One of the pieces that is hard to really buy and pick out is the tapestry which is not often seen in the United States.
Buying a tapestry can be really tricky especially if this is the first time that you will be getting one. Below are some tips and tricks that you can help you with your predicament.
1. Size of the room
The size of the room will determine the size of the tapestries that you should be looking for. Tapestries can easily overwhelm a room with its presence and it is hard to really look for the right size that will fit the room. Tapestries that are large will only suit a room with a higher ceiling and a large bare wall. Otherwise, you should be looking for smaller ones that can function the same way as painting on wall.
2. Color Scheme
In buying tapestries, make sure that you take note of the colors of the room. Clashing colors in an area can be nerve-wracking especially if you have bright colors within. Some will say that tapestries will have a lot of colors as they will frequently depict scenes. But tapestries will have a dominating color seen on the background or at the frames. Some will also have a prevailing shade like reds and yellows. Make sure that the colors match the furniture or at the very least complement the area.
3. Intricate detail
The details weaved into the tapestry is another consideration that people should look into when buying the tapestry. Those with more detailed work will look more expensive and can serve as the focal point in any room. Detailed tapestries will be great conversation pieces in any room.
4. Pattern or picture
People who have patterns or picture will also be another consideration when buying a tapestry. If you are putting it in a room that is more serious and more somber, the tapestries should be more or less serious in theme. This should often be put into the rooms like the study and the library. Quirky pieces should be put in the living areas where it can become great conversation pieces. Quirky themes can also serve to brighten up the room which can lighter up an area in the house.
5. Price point
Of course, one of the most important consideration when checking out for a tapestry is the price point. Make sure that before you buy, you check the price point that you can afford. That way, you will have more room to check for designs. Knowing up to when you should be buying will more or less give you a direction when buying.
When buying tapestries, also take note of the influence. French tapestries will suit furniture and interiors that are more French in origin while those with an oriental theme will be better suited to zen-like furniture and interiors. This will make sure that the general theme will not clash with the tapestry that you bought for the room.
Choosing a tapestry is not as simple as it looks like but it can be more fun to do.