Homes and Antiques Magazine - - 10 WAYS -

When laid on the floor, rugs are usu­ally par­tially hid­den by fur­ni­ture, but hang them on the wall and their de­sign can be seen in its en­tirety. There are var­i­ous ways to hang rugs but, to avoid dam­age, Sara Ta­tum, Direc­tor at The Rug & Car­pet Stu­dio, ex­pert deal­ers and re­stor­ers, rec­om­mends stitch­ing a tube of linen fab­ric to the back of the rug and slot­ting a slim rod through it, then hang­ing the rod from hooks on the wall. ‘It is im­por­tant to sup­port the rug evenly. At­tach the tube across the width of the rug, close to one fringed edge, so the stronger warp threads take the weight, and the ‘stroke’ of the pile lies down­wards.’

Tipi hand­wo­ven wool rug, from 140cm by 200cm, £259, Kas­bah col­lec­tion by Brink & Camp­man at The Rug Seller.

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