Nothing says nautical like a bit of rope; an essential boating accessory that might just become equally essential in the home. Here are 10 Favorites:
Above: In a children's bunk room, a pair of rope ladders adds to the underwater submarine effect. Image via Attic Magazine.
Above: Rope and linen make for a handsome curtain solution. See DIY: Rope as Curtain Ring to see how.
Above: Boston design firm Crème Design wrap rough hewn rope around a metal frame to create a ceiling pendant in the West Bridge restaurant. See A Hose Factory Transformed: West Bridge Restaurant in Boston for more.
Above: Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma collaborated with traditional rope maker Touwslagerij Steenbergen and created the Flax Rope Lamp displayed here in Galerie Sofie Lachaert in Tielrode, Belgium. Photograph by Danica O. Kus.
Above: Stair rails fashioned out of rope and boat cleats. Image via Nautical Cottage.
Above: A favorite frugal detail involving rope and towels. Image via flickr.
Above: Colorful rope knots hang in an alcove. Image via Phil.
Above: A selection of rope knots as wall decor create a textured and neutral palette. Image via The Nashville Belle.
Interested in the knottier side of things? See our posts on Macrame.