Macrame: How the art of knotting works best

From tapestries to hanging baskets: macrame is a popular interior trend. This is how the art of knotting really comes into its own.

Carpets are only for floors and flower pots should stand. Nothing! Tapestries or hanging baskets made of yarn embellish your own four walls. With the help of the centuries-old macrame knotting technique, also spelled macramé, hanging carpets and sacks with flower pots hanging from the ceiling are created. Thick yarn forms artistic home accessories through different patterns and shapes.

After the Scandinavian, "clean" interior design was popular for years, a counter-trend developed. Instead of straight shapes and cool colors, patterns and warm wood dominate. The casual knotted decoration fits into this hippie-like style, called Boho, and creates a cozy, cozy atmosphere.

You can try the macrame knotting technique yourself. There are numerous instructions online. You can find suitable yarn in every handicraft shop. The decorative items are also available ready-linked in interior design shops.

Macrame as a tapestry

A macrame tapestry is a change from picture frames on the wall. The plaited carpets are also called "Bahar". The classic among the macrame rugs consists of a log from which the thread, which is usually beige, hangs down. In order not to look too perfect, the remaining fringes loosely fall out at the end.

But where should the "Bahar" go? It is important to give the tapestry space to other objects such as picture frames. If the carpet is too narrow, it cannot develop its effect. If you buy or tie a large tapestry, you could ideally hang it on the wall above the bed. There the natural color of the yarn and the pattern have a calming effect and are reminiscent of a giant dream catcher. With large specimens it is important that they stand for themselves.

It is different with small tapestries. The saying "opposites attract" applies here. You can hang a small bahar next to picture frames. There it gives the previously classic style a relaxed, playful note. Here it is advisable to adapt the color of the tapestry to the picture frame. This also applies to indoor plants: natural green macramees look particularly good around them. As a result, the various home accessories are connected and the overall picture looks harmonious.

Macrame as a hanging basket or candle holder

Plants quickly fade into the background when they are on the floor in a corner of the room. If you want to make your plants an eye-catcher, macramé plant lights are good for you. As a result, the plants hang at eye level like in a pouch made of braided yarn. It is important here: the flower pot and the color of the thread should be consistent. Natural yarn harmonizes, for example, with gold tones or pastel colors. Hanging plants such as ivy are particularly suitable for the hanging baskets.

Less is more: If you want to hang the hanging basket next to picture frames or shelves, you should stick with one copy. But if there is enough space, you can conjure up a green wall unit from several macramees and create a tropical atmosphere. The hanging baskets should be offset from one another so that each one can develop its effect and there is no forced perfect picture.

The hanging macrame pouches are also suitable for holding candles – provided that they are in a glass. The lanterns don't just look good when hanging. You can embellish candle holders on tables with a woven macrame net.

This furniture goes with it

Making entire furniture or lamps out of macrame is only something for advanced learners. Macrame furniture is available for sale. The icing on the cake in the living area is, for example, a small, woven pouf in a boho style. A hammock or hanging chair also goes well with the casual macrame decoration. Macramé or rattan lampshades create a homely feel-good atmosphere and blend in with the overall picture.

The harmonious combination to the art of knotting, which is mostly kept in natural tones, is wood. High-quality furniture made of solid wood and natural materials give the relaxed boho style the final touch. Macramees in natural tones go particularly well with white or beige furniture; dark thread hangs best near dark furniture.