Tapestries originally were used as depictions of historic events, portrayals of familiar images, and a way to keep the cold from creeping through stone walls. Today they aren’t needed for literal insulation, but their breadth of color and texture still serve to warm a room. There are so many styles to choose from and you can’t go wrong adding a tapestry to your home décor.
A large room with a empty wall can be livened with a large tapestry hung horizontally as the backdrop to a couch or bed. A smaller room can benefit from a long tapestry hung vertically, to bisect the space and draw the eye upward, making the ceiling seem higher and the room larger. Smaller tapestries are excellent for conversation pieces, or to fit that nook in the stairwell.