A hot new trend is the use of tapestries or tapestry-inspired fabrics in home decor.   A mixture of modernized styles and colors is transforming the tapestry from its traditional design and giving the decorative treatment fresh appeal.  As tapestries were traditionally used as “transportable decorations” and a form of insulation in cold wintery months, they now stand alone as intricate and one-of-a-kind art pieces.  Upholstery and decorative accents are also mimicking the rich textures and patterns.  The combination of old world craftsmanship and culture along with modern aesthetics definitely creates an eclectic look.  What do you think, are tapestries drab or fab?

 

Red Cover
Red Cover

 

Eloquence - Antique Banquette with Original Tapestry Upholstery
Eloquence – Antique Banquette with Original Tapestry Upholstery

 

 

Pinterest
Pinterest

 

Etsy - Jane Beck
Etsy – Jane Beck

 

Night Wood - Oak Island Tapestry
Nightwood – Oak Island Tapestry

 

Houzz
Houzz

 

Urban Outfitters - Peacock Medallion Tapestry
Urban Outfitters – Peacock Medallion Tapestry

 

Come Over Sunday - Japanese Woven Wall Hangings
Come Over Sunday – Japanese Woven Wall Hangings

 

Bemz - Henriksdal Barstool Cover in Urban Tapestry Fabric
Bemz – Henriksdal Barstool Cover in Urban Tapestry Fabric

 

Houzz
Houzz

 

Colom & Brit Interiors - Floral Tapestry Bench
Colom & Brit Interiors – Floral Tapestry Bench

 

Restoration Hardware - Tibetan Rug Inspired by Antique Tapestry
Restoration Hardware – Tibetan Rug Inspired by Antique Tapestry

 

Bargello Upholstery Fabric - Inspired by Early Needlework and Tapestry
Bargello Upholstery Fabric – Inspired by Early Needlework and Tapestry

 

Elle Decor - Charlotte Lancelot's re-interpretations of Cross-Stiched Tapestries
Elle Decor – Charlotte Lancelot’s Re-interpretations of Cross-Stitched Tapestries