How To Hang Bear Rug On Wall (Simple Steps Guideline)

Bear rugs have been on the trend for like, forever! Decorating your living room floor, winter cabin, in front of the fireplace to hanging them on the wall, wherever you put them, it is elegant. 

Especially if you are a hunter, and love the great outdoors, you must have a bear rug and some antlers. The aesthetics of it is out worldly, making us feel like living in our ancestor’s hunter-gatherer time.

But how to hang a bear rug on the wall without destroying the precious thing? Well, you need to measure the rug out, drill some holes in the wall, and hang the rug with D rings. 

Don’t worry, we’re not going to leave you there. Let’s walk you through the steps. 

5 Steps To Hang A Bear Rug On The Wall

Hanging something heavy as a bear rug is no easy job. If not done perfectly, you might even damage the thing. So it is best you do it with precision and preparation. 

Also, give it time, take a deep breath, and start on the things you will need. 

Things you will need

  • Old newspaper.
  • Marker.
  • Tape.
  • Screw anchors.
  • Wall hooks 6-8 pieces.
  • D-rings 6-8 pieces.
  • Curved upholstery needle.
  • Drill machine.

After you gathered all of the items, start with the steps, with ease. Do not rush it. 

Step 1: Measure Out The Rug With Old Newspaper, Tape, And Marker

Start by measuring out the rug. Depending on the size of the rug, you might need to put together some newspaper. Use tape to secure the newspapers together and form the size of your rug. Then place the bear rug on it. Make sure it is extended well. Afterward, proceed with a marker to line out the shape of the rug to the newspaper. 

Step 2: Place The Measured Paper On The Wall And Make Adjustments

When you have the measurement, carefully remove the newspaper. This is your measurement. As the rug is huge, we are using newspaper to be precise. You can use a measuring tape, but going old school is no shame. Place the newspaper on the wall you are intending to hang your rug. Fix any adjustments you want to make. And tape the newspaper on the wall. 

Step 3: Attach Hooks On The Wall

Time to bring out the drills. Drill some holes in the measured newspaper. Yep! Right over it. The best places would be on the shape of the head, on both paws, and legs, and two on the middle area. And then use screw anchors, and push them in with a hammer or mullet. Screw in some sturdy hooks. And take off the newspaper. 

Step 4: Attach D Rings On The Inside Of Your Bear Rug

Now that you have the drill marks on the newspaper, use it as an indication of where to attach the D rings on your rug. Place the rug inside out or on its back and attach the D rings in place. Use a curved upholstery needle to create holes in the back of the rug. And attach the rings. The more the better. 

Step 5: Hang Your Bear Rug On The Wall

When you are done with the D rings, start to hang your rug. We suggest using another pair of hands from a friend or a partner to help you with it. Start with the top and gradually go down to the feet. 

And there you have it. Your bear rug is up on the wall for display. Make sure to brush it after you have put it up as by now it is uneven. 

Note: Do not tighten the D rings too much, and also use the right size of rings as many as you want. Too much tension might damage the rug itself over time. 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers – FAQs

How do you hang a tanned bear hide?

The tanned bear hide can be hugged like a regular rug. Use hooks on the wall and D rings on the hide to hang them efficiently. Make sure that you measure it out before you hang them otherwise it will damage the hide. 

What can you do with bear rugs?

Bear rugs can be used as ornamental or functional elements in your home, workplace, or even museum. You can drape it on the sofa to make it feel rustic and cozy. Also, you can hang it on the wall for decoration. And the most traditional, as a floor rug, in front of the fireplace, the most authentic way to use it. 

Can you walk on a bear skin rug?

Yes. Bearskin rugs are made rugged and can withstand time and use. Make sure to clean them occasionally as they will accumulate dust and debris. This way you can use it for a long time to walk on it. 


The bear rug is one of the most rustic, and authentic centerpieces you can have. It signifies the dominance, calmness, and fierce nature of any human being. Especially if you love hunting, it’s a must-have. But make sure to brush and clean it occasionally, to maintain the shiny surface of the fur. 

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