Tapestries and fine rugs can nicely decorate room walls. The first step in wall mounting is considering which area to place the rug. Wall rugs can be placed in living rooms, studies, hallways and stairways. Measure the area of interest and make sure it will fit the size of your rug.
The next thing that should be done is assess the space of interest. Consider if the rug will match the furniture colours and if it will clutter the space or not. The rug should enhance and decorate the space. Carefully select the wall space and make sure it is not near a window. Ultra violet light exposure can cause your rug to fade. If there is no alternative space, get curtains that will block out the light adequately. Windows can also get UV filtering film applied to them
Another thing to consider is dust accumulation. Dust will settle in your rug overtime but it is good to limit the amount it will take in. An air filter can take out dust particles and other air borne particles out of the air before it settles. Don’t hang rugs near vents. It will dry out the rug fibers and dust will be blown out into the rug.
Avoid contact with metal and wood surfaces. These materials will corrode the rug material and damage your rug. In addition to these guidelines rugs should be cleaned annually by a professional rug cleaning company. This will greatly extend the life of your rug and allow you to enjoy your living space better.
Wall rug mounting methods
When mounting your rugs careful consideration needs to be given before placing them. Improper mounting can cause damage to your rug overtime. Don’t place rugs near vents or windows. Vents will cause more exposure to dust that will be trapped in your rug. Windows will expose your rug to UV light which can cause fading.
Careless rug mounting will cause mechanical stress on your rug. This in turn will cause unwanted stretching and warping. This will also ruin the rug fiber. To avoid this, make sure there is even support when mounting your rug. There are also four main techniques used for wall mounting.
Panel mounting: this is a more permanent technique intended for rugs that will be more or less permanently displayed. This technique incorporates a panel which the rug will be fitted to. The panel has a muslin layer which the rug will be stitched to.
Suspension rings: This method is intended for lightweight rugs that are no larger than 4 x 4 feet. Essentially your rug is stitched to a strip of muslin. Rings attached to the muslin strip as well. The rug is then hung by the rings.
Velcro mounting: This method incorporates the use of Velcro strips. The softer strip of velcro is stitched to the rug. The other strip is attached to the wall.
Batten mounting: A muslin sleeve is attached to the rug. This sleeve holds the batten piece which is fixed to the wall with screw eyes.
In addition to this, rugs mounted to walls in a non-permanent fashion should be cleaned annually by a professional rug cleaning company. This will give them a thorough deep cleaning and get rid of any trapped dust and dirt.