A framed rug isn’t something you see often. Placing a rug on the wall turns it into an art installation with big impact in a small room.
I once showed you how to hang a rug on your wall. That was a quick and simple solution to getting this gorgeous camel hair rug I purchased on our trip to Jordan up as wall art, but since we moved into our new home, this rug was gently folded and stored in a cabinet along with a gorgeous runner we also bought in Jordan.
Well, the other day I went into the cabinet to get the rugs out, and found the runner with a giant hole in it, covered in larvae – it had been eaten! It was devastating. Luckily this little guy had been spared. I decided I wanted to protect this one for the long term – a framed rug it would become. I sent it out to Framebridge, and I think they did a great job. The key is to ask for your rug to be float mounted. A vintage rug isn’t usually perfectly rectangular, so a float mount allows the edges and the charm of the rug’s shape to shine.
Here’s a few other examples of a framed rug that add texture to blank walls.
This gorgeous textile from loomology looks like a 2X3 rug in a perfect pattern.
This framed scarf from SF girl resembles a small runner for your wall. So gorgeous.
Over here, they stretched a persian rug onto a canvas, then float mounted the canvas into a frame.
This framed rug is not float mounted, but the tight profile works with this room.
This mini shag framed rug is the perect abstract impressionist bit of texture in this space.
These maple wood rug hangers from the citizenry are another simple, beautiful alternative to a framed rug.