How to Clean a Tapestry Wall Hanging

Tapestries are low-maintenance home decor items.

So, you finally found a tapestry that completes your room, like this Lavender Fields wall hanging. Your new tapestry adds style and color to your wall and perfectly complements the rest of your décor. Now, how do you maintain and clean it?

Occasional shaking and vacuuming to remove dust will work fine for routine maintenance. It is recommended that you clean your tapestry every four years or so, especially if it’s exposed to smoking. Dry cleaning is recommended for jacquard-woven tapestries. You can probably wash it by hand in a very gentle detergent like Woolite, but be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to be on the safe side. Machine washing and drying is not okay! You could ruin the weave, finish or decorations. When you dry it, make sure you lay it flat or hang it up so that it dries evenly and flatly.

If you need to iron a tapestry, make sure you place a piece of cloth between your iron and the tapestry. This will protect it from burning. Also, try not to hang a tapestry in direct sunlight, since tapestries can fade.

Tapestries are a pretty low-maintenance home décor item. They aren’t exposed to traffic the way carpets and rugs are, and they tend to age well. With just a little maintenance, your tapestry hanging should last a long, long time.

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