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Update Your Decor with Modern Wall Hangings

Decorative items serve an important role in your home, giving your spaces a style that's uniquely your own. While tapestries and wall hangings have often been used in more traditional spaces, modern options are available at west elm. Keep reading to learn more about modern wall tapestries and how to use them in your house.

What are Wall Hangings?

Wall hangings, sometimes referred to as wall tapestries, have traditionally been pieces of woven cloth either depicting a representational scene or utilizing a more contemporary abstract design. Modern hangings are made of mixed materials including plastic, metal, wood, fabric and more. Some even feature slogans or statements that can be fun and whimsical.

How Can I Use Them?

Wall hangings can add an exciting decorative touch to any room. Here are a few tips to help you find the style that suits your room:

  • Tapestry-style hangings. Vintage-inspired designs, geometric patterns and whimsical sayings add special style to your living room, bedroom or den.
  • Specialty shapes and mixed-media hangings. Plastic, glass, metal and wood hangings in bold shapes and modern designs add an ultra-contemporary touch to your living room or any room in your home.
  • Grouped hangings. Make the most of large walls and open space with multi-piece hangings. Look for sets that feature two to four individual items designed to be hung together.

Shop wall hangings to find contemporary decor that will stand out without taking over a room. Useful in the bedroom, living room, den and even your home office, you can find a variety of styles to match your favorite furniture pieces, rugs, lamps and more.