Have you ever considered that your exquisite, hand-woven, Berber rug is too beautiful for the floor? Described as eclectic, colourful masterpieces, Berber rugs, often displayed in galleries, are more like intricate works of art, so why not treat them that way?
Traditional Nomads of the Berber tribe once displayed their wonderful creations by displaying them on tent walls. Not only was this for decorative purposes but also to provide warmth during the cool desert nights. Traditionally, these rugs displayed natural symbolism, each creation telling its own story, providing a source of entertainment as tales were told around the camp fire.
If this appeals to your nostalgic side and you want to keep the ancient Berber tradition alive, this guide will tell you everything you need to know, allowing you to proudly display your rug as a piece of art within your home. All you need to do is decide upon the best rug hanging method for you from our recommendations below.
Method one: wooden frame
Create a wooden frame to attach to your rug. Take four wooden strips and ensure they are each ten centimetres longer than your rug. For heavy rugs, you need to use sturdy pieces of wood, to ensure the frame does not twist, warp or break. For lighter Boucherouite rugs, you may use lighter wood accordingly. You will then need to secure four U-shaped brackets to the wall upon which you wish to hang your rug. Ensure you make the correct measurements so that the brackets match up with the wooden frame of the rug. Finally, screw the wooden frame of the rug to the U-shaped brackets on the wall. Sit back, relax and enjoy your new art piece!
Method two: cord hanger
Method three: Velcro
Does sewing or cutting wood sound like far too much effort? Then this quick and simple Velcro method is perfect for you! Please note that we only advise this is used to hang rugs that are lightweight. You will need a long reel of Velcro in which you can cut to size. The back of the Velcro also needs to be highly adhesive on each side. You need to stick Velcro onto the back of the rug in all four corners. Ensure that you place the opposite side of the Velcro into position on the wall upon which you wish to hang the rug. Simply match up the pieces of Velcro, press and secure the rug to the wall. Hey, presto! A quick and easy, invisible rug hanging method!
A Final Word
We trust that our guide has inspired and equipped you with all the necessary information you need to decide upon the best method to proudly display and enjoy your Berber masterpiece. If you decide your rug is more suited to the wall than to the walkway, we encourage you to contact us & share your photos.
Your Creative Journey design team x