Tapestries are a wonderful creative expression, an art form, which has survived generations. Since about seven hundred years, tapestries have combined art with the practical necessity of home decoration. The year 2009 has seen the return of tapestries in all their glory as fabulous, fashionable pieces of home décor.
Although tapestries have proven to be the best and most economical way to give your house a makeover, taking the plunge may seem like a daunting decision. Questions arise: Are tapestries suitable for my home? Would they look gorgeous or gaudy? How do I select the right piece of tapestry for a particular room?
Expert interior decorators are of the opinion that when carefully chosen, tapestries are an attractive eye-catcher in almost every home setting. Besides, both decorators and most tapestry vendors provide expert advice on tasteful interior decoration using tapestries.
The current interior décor trend lays emphasis on "casual elegance" – a blend of class, comfort and functionality. Living and dining rooms, along with bedrooms, are living spaces where tapestries play a pivotal role.
Undoubtedly, tapestries are most commonly used as upholstery material – decorative covers for cushions and furniture. The range and creativity of designs are breathtaking – floral, stripes, geometric patterns, contrast colors, tribal prints, abstract art… the list goes on. Current trends favor mixing and matching two or more categories of design to create a unique, customized one to reflect the personality of the residents of the house. Another trend that is regaining momentum is that of floral tapestries. Now-a-days interior designers are using floral themes, which gives the house a refreshing and natural look.
Tapestries have adorned the walls of churches, palaces as well as humbler dwellings for centuries. Traditionally, they were used to trap heat or to narrate religious events or historic battles pictorially. Even though their functional role has evolved to aesthetics and noise reduction, wall tapestries maintain their popularity.
Skilled weavers and modern machines offer an opportunity to transform personal photographs into wall hangings tapestries. Photographs are essentially a repository of pleasant memories, and those of famous personalities, family members, best friends or a collage of multiple favorites woven into a tapestry can acquire heirloom status over time.
Increasingly seen on fashion ramps across the world are tapestry handbags, an interesting combination of stylish and sophisticated accessories. Tapestry pieces sewn onto these bags portray reproductions of classic art, tribal motifs and native designs of various countries.
Modern-day tapestries are an effective synthesis of timeless art and innovative technology that helps enhance the appearance and durability of the art. With an exciting range of vibrant colors and pastel hues, cotton and woolen fiber and designs by the best in the industry, the customer is certainly spoilt for choice. Displaying an exquisite piece of tapestry is the most fashionable way of enhancing your interior décor and feeling house-proud!