Moroccan Rugs Not Just For The Floor!

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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

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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

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Not a carpenter at heart? Never fear! Instead, you can construct a frame made from fabric and cord acting as a hanger. Simply measure the side of the rug that you want to hang parallel upon the wall. Next, cut a piece of fabric of the same length and attach a piece of cord to the fabric that will act as a hanger. The heavier your rug is, the thicker and stronger your piece of cord needs to be to take the weight once it’s hanging on the wall. You then need to sew the fabric to the back of the rug securely. Finally, ensure that you have attached picture hooks firmly to the wall in which you will be displaying the rug. Hang the rug on the picture hooks, stand back and admire your handy work!

Method three: Velcro

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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!

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If you are more of a DIY disaster than a DIY expert, we recommend that you seek professional services to hang your rug. A professional will be able to construct a secure frame with no damage to your rug. Furthermore, if your rug is extremely heavy, we also suggest you enlist the advice of a professional to ensure there is no damage to the rug or your wall.

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.

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