Interior Design

20 “Why Didn't I Think of That” Ways to Decorate with Rope

'Knot' just for sailing fanatics or decorating summer beach houses anymore, rope has found its way into homes of every style. Typically made from cotton or hemp that's been braided or twisted, rope combines industrial functionality with a homegrown, natural look and feel. As an added bonus, it wears well and ages beautifully.

Whether used as dresser pulls or a stairway banister, rope can be simultaneously decorative and practical. The opportunities to use it in your home design are limited only by your imagination-or by your glue gun!

1. Rope-suspended bunkbeds

2. Rope Napkin Rings

3. Rope handrail

4. Rope doorstop

5. Rope spindles

6. Rope-framed mirror

7. Rope lamp shades

8. Rope chair

9. Rope planter

10. Rope-hung mirror

11. Rope drawer knobs

12. Rope table lamp

13. Rope bowl

14. Rope dresser pulls

15. Rope wall

16. Rope Chandelier

17. Rope end tables

18. Rope floor lamp

19. Rope-suspended shelves

and of course…

20. The hammock of your dreams!

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