There is nothing like filling your home, no matter the size, with things you truly love and that have a story behind them. When it comes to our Los Angeles apartment, our biggest struggle is finding the bigger statement pieces. I’ve held off on some furniture and larger decor pieces for almost a year now, having a vision for how I want to fill the space but not yet coming across many things that fit that vision. (Good and bad to be picky, you know?) One of those areas waiting to be adorned was above our couch and end table (currently a stool!), that we’ve now filled with an amazing woven wall hanging thanks to our member The Dharma Door.
I really struggle with deciding on a single large piece for a wall, but the Jute Macrame Wall Hanging is 25″ high x 18″ wide which is perfect for displaying above a small table/seating area (and they have larger ones for those of you with more wall space to cover). Since just last week we shared a bit about our obsession with jute and sustainable basket weaving, I thought it was a good time to share what we’ve done with this piece. Plus, if you are considering investing in one of The Dharma Door’s macrame wall hangings, you’ll want to know your options for hanging.
Here’s how it arrives. TDD has suggestions for displaying it, like getting a dowel cut at your local hardware store. I’ve used driftwood in smaller DIY hangings before, so when I saw this one I immediately wanted to see if I could find a piece large enough.
I ordered two off Etsy just in case on of them didn’t look right. We suggest first checking to see if this Etsy shop has what you’re looking for. Measure the width of the hanging (add about an inch on each side if you want it to look like mine does) and estimate how large around you need the piece. If you don’t see something like that in a shop, you can inquire with the seller like I did–turned out, he had two options and in less than a week I had my driftwood for the hanging! So happy I found that shop!
I tested out both pieces and eventually went with the straighter, more weathered look. I’m so happy with how it turned out, it looks like it was just made for this hanging.
Next up, you’ll want to measure your wall space. Figure out how low you want the piece to hang, as well as how far you want the top to hang from the nail and string. Once you do that, take twine, rope, or string (I used a cotton yarn I had on hand and doubled up around the wood piece) and hang it in a triangle shape from the nail down.
Perfect reading nook artwork!
This is the Jute Macrame Wall Hanging in Indigo, but you can see it in natural here. I think this would make a pretty gorgeous piece in a beach or coastal home too. Be sure to check out Dharma Door and their artisan partners in Bangladesh in our ethical shopping directory.
Do you have wall hangings in your home?