You Still Haven’t Tried Rope Décor?

October 28, 2016 1

You Still Haven’t Tried Rope Décor?

After spending the summer bouncing along the Eastern seaboard at friends’ homes, I can confirm this truth: You can shake the sand from your sandals, but it sticks in your mind. That explains my current obsession with rope design. It oozes sailor chic and utilitarian charm in every season. Designers and DIYers alike use it to weave natural texture into any room or décor—with frames, dinnerware, chandeliers—because it’s just that versatile. Here are six ways to rein this look into your home.



Add a maritime vibe to your front entryway or bathroom by hanging a statement mirror framed in rope in your entryway or bathroom. Feeling crafty? Hot-glue some rope around the border of a mirror, and hang the mirror from a nautical-looking hook.



To get maximum visual impact with very little effort, consider a rope-twined light fixture. It’ll be a natural attention getter and set the tone for the room.



Opt for simple yet sumptuous bedding with rope-reminiscent ticking and crisp, white-and-cream colors. Top with fluffy pillows and throws, and let your imagination set sail.



Set the tone for a room from the floor up with a nautical-inspired area rug. A jute rug in go-with-anything tones works well on its own or as a layering piece.



Deck out a bathroom in beach-themed pieces, like plush hand towels and bath towels with understated rope detailing.



Subtle touches—like drawer pulls or doorknobs and rope-inspired dinnerwareacknowledge the trend without breaking the bank or making you feel, er, roped in.

Comments (1)

  1. Did you make the pillow? If so, where did you find the fabric and large rings for the rope. Also, how did you get the large rings in place? I have a small snap tool but it wouldn’t install the ones on the pillow shown here.

    Another question, I have wanted to make drapes that look like sails on sail boats. Have you seen anything like that? what fabric would you use, and how would hang it over each window?

    Thanks Bonnie,


    - Lindi

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