A very well-made carpet can be just as stunning as a piece of fine art. From Turkish to Kilim to woven, often a rug needs more spotlight than the floor does. If you’ve got a rug that’s just too pretty to walk on, making it into a piece of art can be a perfect alternative. Not only does the rug cover empty wall space, it can also provide additional insulation and even help to dampen the sound from the outside.
If you want to turn the rug into a piece of wall art, there are a few steps you need to take to protect both your rug and your wall. But the good news is that hanging a rug on the wall can be done with the right tools in a few hours or less.
Here are two ways to hang your rug on the wall to give it the center stage it deserves.
How to Hang a Rug Using PVC Pipe
Although this may not be the simplest way to hang a rug, the finished product looks extremely professional. Before you start, pick up your materials and find a spot where you can lay your rug flat while you’re working.
Materials You’ll Need
- PVC pipe
Step 1: Cut the PVC to Size
We recommend buying a PVC pipe 3⁄4 inches in diameter but select a width that fits with the thickness of your rug. Using a tape measure or simply eyeing it against your rug, cut the PVC pipe about one inch shorter than the width of your rug. This way, the rug will be supported without being visible on the wall.
Step 2: Measure Several Pieces of Twine
Cut about two or three pieces of twine approximately twice the length of the PVC pipe. If you’re wearing a heavy rug, use more twine, but a lighter rug would be fine with fewer parts. Then, string all the parts through the PVC pipe.
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A thick twine like jute is the best, however, you may find yourself cleaning up the fibers. If you’re looking for a cleaner look, opt for a cotton twine.
Step 3: Fold the Rug Over the PVC Pipe
Arrange the rug over PVC by folding it so that half of the rug is draped on both sides. This hanging method is suitable for carpets with repetitive patterns in the piece since one side will still be against the wall.
Step 4: Tie the Twine Together
With the twine strung through the hole of the PVC pipe, take the loose ends and tie them together to create a closed-loop through the PVC pipe. This looped twine is going to be what your rug is hanging from.
Tuck the bound ends into the PVC pipe so that they are not visible. Using washers will help you weigh the string down and hold it within the pipe.
Step 5: Hang the Rug Using the Twine
Once the twine is safe, place the nail on the wall and hang it from the twine. If your rug is strong, you’ll want to use the anchor to hold the screw and prevent it from scratching the wall.
How to Hang a Rug Using Carpet Tacks
Another extremely simple way to turn this rug into a piece of wall art is to use carpet tack strips. They are easily available in hardware stores and are small pieces of nail wood traditionally used to put carpeting on the floor.
Materials You’ll Need
- Carpet tacks
- Upholstery nails
Step 1: Cut the Strips to Size
Next, take the carpet strips and cut them to the width of your rug. Unlike the other process, you’re going to want the strips to be as long as the rug so you don’t get drooping or saggy edges. You’ll just need a few strips, depending on the width of your rug.
Step 2: Coat the Strips
Before you hang the pieces of wood, take a clear poly finish and paint a sheer coat over all the strips. This helps to protect the rug from acid in the wood so that you don’t get any discoloration in the cloth when it rubs against the wooden strip.
Step 3: Hang the Strips
Line up the carpet tack strips where you want the rug to be hung and gently hammer the nails into the wall. Since you’ve already measured your carpet tacks to the length of your rug, you’re going to want to position the strip where the top of your rug sits on your wall. We recommend using the painters tape to really imagine how the carpet is going to hang on your wall until the carpet stacks are hung.
If your rug is really thick, you’ll want to secure this strip with a screw and an anchor or secure the nails to the wall anchor.
Do your best to ensure that the strip is even. Although you can change the rug slightly as you put it on the strip, the more level the rug strip is the easier it will be to hang your rug.
Step 4: Hang Your Rug
Attach your rug to the strip using upholstery nails. The best way to do this is to hammer the top two corners of the rug and then put one nail in the centre. If you want a more casual look, hammer the corners about one inch from the end, so they’re hanging down slightly.
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