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How to Hang A Rug on the Wall

How to Hang A Rug on the Wall


Hanging an area rug can make wonderful wall art and enhance a room's acoustics. Best of all, it's easy to do!

One of the best ways to preserve and protect any fine Navajo rug, heirloom quilt, or any other fine art tapestry is to hang it on the wall. This allows you proudly display it while keeping it from being walked on by people or pets. Our quilt hangers mount on wall screws while gently clamping the top edge of the tapestry. Our many styles are attractive in design, but subtle as to complement the beauty of the wall hanging without overpowering.

Hanging a rug using one of our unique, handcrafted rug hangers is a simple process that will leave your room feeling perfectly furnished. Hanging a custom made Zapotec rug on a beautifully carved rug hanger can give a room its own personality and style. Sunland Home Decor is here to give you the tools and the guidance to make your home decorating projects a breeze. Our rug hangers come in many color schemes and a large variety of sizes to suit just about any rug. Once you know how you want to hang your rug, it's time to size a hanger that is just a little longer than your rug. For example, if you have a 32-inch rug, the best fit for a hanger will be 36 inches. Once you have both your rug and rug hanger, it's time to get to work.

The back of a rug hanger will have a series of screws that need to be loosened. The number of screws will vary, but be sure to loosen all of them except for the ones holding the sawtooth wall hanger in place. For thicker rugs, the back clamp can be removed completely. However, you then have to realign the screw holes and put in a little more work, so it is suggested that you try simply loosening first.

Make sure that you have the correct side of your rug facing outward and begin to slide the rug into the space between the two pieces of wood that make up the rug hanger. It may be a tight fit to get the rug into place, but most rugs will fit. If your rug is particularly thin it may be necessary to slide a wedge of paper or even cardboard into the gap so that the rug fits snugly.

After the rug is completely in place and centered on the rug hanger, tighten all of the screws until the rug will not move when lightly tugged.

Decide where you want the rug to hang and carefully mark the spots on the wall where a screw will be inserted in which to secure the rug hanger. IMPORTANT: Be sure to screw into a wall stud where possible. If no wall studs are available, you must use drywall anchors that are rated to hold, at a minimum, the total combined weight of your rug and wall hanger. Be sure that the screws will align with the hanging teeth on the rug hanger. When the spots are marked and level, secure the screws in marked spots on the wall.

Finally, hang the entire assembly and enjoy the work of art that is your new wall decor!


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