What is the difference between Upholstery and Tapestry?

The difference between upholstery and tapestry

is that “upholstery” is the craft or business of upholstering furniture and “tapestry” is a heavy woven cloth, often with decorative pictorial designs, normally hung on walls.

upholstery

tapestry

Noun

  • The craft or business of upholstering furniture.
  • The materials used in upholstering furniture.

Noun

  • A heavy woven cloth, often with decorative pictorial designs, normally hung on walls.
  • (by extension) Anything with variegated or complex details.

Examples

  • Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.
  • European adventurers found themselves within a watery world, a tapestry of streams, channels, wetlands, lakes and lush riparian meadows enriched by floodwaters from the Mississippi River.

Verb

  • (transitive, intransitive) To decorate with tapestry, or as if with a tapestry.

Examples

  • We had run above twenty miles when the sun set, carpeting the sea, and tapestrying the sky with a rare unison of delicate green and golden hues […]
  • The banqueting-hall, all open to the sky, and with thick curtains of ivy tapestrying the walls, and grass and weeds growing on the arches that overpass it, is indescribably beautiful.
  • I present Bosnavina to its Duchess, I kiss the hem of her Majesty’s robe and will tapestry her Palace with conquered flags.