How to Decorate a Room Around a Quilt Wall Hanging

Patchwork Quilt Wall Hanging Design, Room Decoration Advice, Pattern

How to Decorate a Room Around a Quilt Wall Hanging

Patchwork Quilt Designs – Room Decoration Tips Article

8 August 2019

How to Decorate a Room Around a Quilt Wall Hanging
photo by pixel1 from Pixabay

Quilts can be real works of art – so much so that you might wish to hang your favorite, unique quilt on the wall and admire it all day long.

So why not do that?

Alas, many people I know have tried and failed to make their favorite quilt fit in with the overall feeling of a room. Even if a quilt looks perfect on a bed and sofa, it’s no guarantee that it will look great when placed on a wall.

However, there are things you can do to make the quilt fit in, and you won’t have to paint your walls a different color – just do a little bit of redecorating.

What is it that you need to do exactly?

Well, I’ll tell you exactly how to decorate a room around a quilt wall hanging right here, so just read on!

Frame the Quilt Properly

Quilt Wall Hanging pattern design
image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

The first thing you want to start from is the way you want to put up your quilt on the wall. There are many different ways to do that, and none of them are right or wrong per se – but they will determine how you have to decorate around them.

The classic choice is just hanging it on a wall, which can be done in a wide variety of ways but the result is mostly the same – the quilt covering most of the wall from top to bottom, especially if it’s a large one.

This can be an effective choice, but you have to make sure that the space around the quilt is mostly empty and that the color of the wall is opposite to the quilt, so it stands out more. If the color of the wall is similar to the quilt, it just won’t work that well.

You also need to make sure that the quilt is relatively out of the way – if there’s a constant risk of catching on it when passing by, it’s not the right spot. You need to have quite a large, isolated wall to make this choice work.

For smaller quilts, though, there are better options out there – you can put them in a picture frame, for example. Once you do, you can decorate around them the same way as you would if it was a painting or any similar art piece.

You would probably want to keep it relatively high up on the wall and isolated while keeping the surrounding items in colors that match the secondary colors of the quilt.

Shadow boxes are also good when used with quilts, and they can really emphasize the beauty of the quilt and ‘isolate’ it from the surrounding, so you don’t have to decorate around it too much. They make almost any quilt fit in.

Of course, there are some quilts that will never fit into a room no matter how you frame them. For example, Christmas quilts and blankets have no place in a room outside of the holiday season – they’ll always look like they don’t belong.

Decorate Around it

Patchwork quilt wall hanging design
image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

Now that you’ve chosen the right spot for your quilt and the right way to hang it up, you will need to decorate around it.

For the most part, you will want to keep the rest of the room the same as it was, but you will want to keep the space around the quilt, especially on the wall, relatively empty and not cluttered.

Since most quilts feature multiple colors, cluttering the space around them can make it all look like a visual mess, like someone vomited on your wall. That’s exactly what you want to avoid.

If you hang your quilt above a bed or sofa – or any other piece of furniture – you want to make sure that the furniture either has a relatively neutral color (black, white) or that it matches one of the secondary colors of the quilt.

You can accent the piece of furniture with the primary colors of the quilt to emphasize the quilt a bit more.

One of the few things that are acceptable on the wall around a quilt are lights – but not those that would keep the quilt completely in shadow when they’re turned on. That kind of defeats the point of having the quilt up there anyway.

The only other thing you have to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t use a quilt to cover up a bad wall. Just fix the wall instead and make it look good on its own, then use a quilt to enhance it.

An ugly, broken-up wall will just make the quilt look worse, not the other way around.

The Final Word

You should now have a general idea about how to decorate your room around a quilt wall hanging and make it look great.

Of course, keep in mind that this is just general advice – every quilt is a unique work of art, and you’ll need to treat it as such.

You should be able to make the quilt look good or decent on the wall with the advice that I gave you here, but it won’t be perfect. You’ll have to make some more adjustments over time to achieve that.

I hope I helped either way and if you happen to have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments, and I’m sure you’ll get an answer.

Until next time, good luck, decorating! I hope it all goes well.




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