Modern Tapestries – Three Ways to Modernize your Home with Tapestries
Using tapestries as elements of decor is not a new idea: remnants of Greek tapestries have been found preserved that date from as early as the 3rd century BCE. Today, in the 21st century, tapestries can still be found adorning walls, and not just those in museums. Even the most modern homes often feature a contemporary tapestry in a prominent place as a display of personal art preferences. Does your home need a fresh, modern look? Read on for tips on modernizing your home by decorating with tapestries.
1. Contrasting Color Theme Use a stark black and white theme. Modern interior design is based on a simplistic approach, such as keeping the color scheme pared down to just these two colors and shades of gray in between. Achieve this clean look by placing a black, white, and gray modern tapestry on a wall. Ideally, this wall would be painted one of those shades as well. The goal here is to display a contrast between the color of the tapestry and the wall.
2. Art Deco One of the hallmarks of this modern interior design style is geometric shapes and patterns. You can start or finish your design with a tapestry (to truly follow art deco, choose one with vivid colors) but make sure to mimic this in your other design elements as well. Think of nontraditional furniture and rug pairings, as well as paint colors on the walls. Finally, make sure there are smooth lines and that everything flows. To stay true to this this design trend, clean lines are necessary.
3. Eclectic Blends Modern tapestries often take twist on a traditional pattern. For example, the classic Abstract Damask Brushed Steel Square Wall Hanging utilizes elements of the Victorian era (the Damask pattern) and makes it modern by displaying it in black and white in a blurred style reminiscent of cubism. For optimal results with this method, choose designs from styles no more than two eras apart.
Using tapestries is an excellent way to update your home with a modern style. Browse the large collection of modern wall and abstract tapestries available at AllTapestry.com.
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