17 Reasons You Should Be Decorating With Ropes
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17 Reasons You Should Be Decorating With Ropes

Land ho! Turns out that ships aren’t the only places you’ll find good use for a fine rope. Interior decorators and DIYers everywhere are taking a simple item and turning it into a source of limitless possibilities. Imagine a home that’s not even by the sea but decorated with all kinds of rope-wrapped things. Sounds amazing, right? Check out these 17 ropey decorations that’ll bring a bit of seaside and a whole lot of character into your own home.

1. Placemats: If you’re a little shy about putting ropes all over the house, start with your table setting. This look is so subtle, nobody will be describing your home as nautical themed anytime soon. (via Brit + Co)

2. Rope Lights: There probably isn’t a more simple rope project than this one. Just wrap your rope and string lights together for a whimsical fixture that can go literally anywhere. (via A Merry Mishap)

3. Shelving: Turn a plain wooden box into a new hanging shelf with our good friend — one fine rope. (via Brit + Co)

4. Rope Pendant: Bye, bye, exposed lamp wires! We’ve found a new and inexpensive way to hide you for good. (via Rennes)

5. Rope Macrame Curtain: Wrap, braid and hang your giant macrame creation in a closet or hall doorway for a boho-nautical look. (via A Beautiful Mess)

6. Rope Headboard: This rope project will certainly provide a headboard to be proud of. Sweet dreams are imminent. (via Poppytalk)

 

7. Captain’s Mirror: Ahoy, matey! We think the title of this project is totally appropriate. This would be the perfect nautical-chic addition to any home. (via Houzz)

8. Rope Welcome Mat: Welcome your guests with a bit of a twist on your porch. And by twist, we mean rope. (via Two Thirty-Five Designs)

9. Rope Chandelier: Sometimes you find a string of large rope you just can’t resist. Put it to good use in a statement-making dining room chandelier. (via The Classy Issue)

10. Rope Stair Rail: If you’re looking for some major seaside vibes, you’re in luck; this rope stair rail won’t even take all hands on deck to put together. (via Remodelista)

11. Rope Room Divider: Is this not the perfect solution for dividing spaces in a loft apartment? It’s chic, simple and definitely seaworthy. (via The Brick House)

12. Wrapped Vases: I hope you remember your weaving skills, ’cause these vases are sure to put them to good use. String a bright rope in the pattern for a pop of color. (via Style Me Pretty)

13. Hanging Rope Shelf: We know you’ve seen this DIY before, but it’s just so fantastic, we had to include it. (via A Pair and A Spare)

14. Rope Flower Vase: Instead of coiling the whole jar or vase with rope, wrap just the top and bottom for a unique vase perfect for your patio or dining room table. (via Creatively Living)

15. Rope Ottoman: We can’t think of a better, more durable material to cover that overused (and abused) living room ottoman. (via Brit + Co)

16. Rope Baskets: You can buy them or DIY them. Either way, these baskets are handy storage to have all over your house. (via A Pair and A Spare)

17. Wall Art: If you haven’t gotten your weave on yet this year, it’s time to start. To make this wall hanging, play with different materials, like pipe cleaners, trim or rope. (via Brit + Co)

Do you have any rope decorating ideas we missed? Tell us below!