Trend Alert: Macramé Wall Hangings
We are seeing a huge surge in interest for Boho inspired interiors and especially the handmade wall art called Macramé Wall Hangings! Adding texture and color to your walls has never been easier than with these wall hangings. We love adding these into our projects! Let’s take a closer look!
What are Macramé Wall Hangings?
Macramé Wall Hangings feature natural materials, such as cotton, thick cord or wool) and are handmade. Using a wooden pole, these materials are knitted, crocheted or wound to create a unique, lightweight and airy piece of wall art. They create a boho-chic feel in any space!
Why we love it!
We love macramé wall hangings because they are unique, made from sustainable materials and available in a wide variety or colors and styles! There really is something for everyone and every space. These wall hangings also make a great DIY project for anyone with a creative or crafty flair! Choose your favorite color or texture and start creating.
How to use it.
There are many ways you can use macramé wall hangings in your home…
Our favorite way to use macramé wall hangings is above the bed! In some instances, headboards aren’t possible, and therefore hanging something above distracts the eye from this. As there are lots of different sizes, designs, and colors out there, you can choose something to suit your current color scheme.
You can hang macramé wall hangings almost anywhere in the home! We don’t recommend hanging these in bathrooms, kitchens, and utility areas due to moisture and smells.
While the style of macramé wall hangings is Bohemian, you can use them in more modern and traditional homes too! Choose neutral colors that will look cohesive with your current space.
What to watch for.
While macramé wall hangings are beautiful, there are some considerations to take into account when thinking of hanging them in your home.
Many of these wall hangings are handmade, and therefore the cost can be high. Conversely this should reassure you that the quality is good.
Another thing to keep in mind is that due to the natural materials used to make macramé wall hangings, over time they may start to smell bad because of dust and general household smells. With lighter colored macramé wall hangings the color may fade too.
Ways to make this trend last in your home
Adding a completely different type of wall decor to your home can feel daunting, but there are ways you can make this trend last for many years.
Choose a wall in your home that is completely blank, or a room that could do with “something extra on the walls”. These are safe areas for you to hang something unique like a macramé wall hanging!
Next, you’ll need to choose a good size for the space. Ensure there is a good amount of blank space around the area too so everything will look in proportion. If you already have colors within this room, you could use one of these as the basis for finding a wall hanging or play it safe with neutrals.
Above all – embrace the texture and natural nature of the wall hangings and take the plunge!
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