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:

Rope ladders and bunk beds, Remodelista

Above: In a children's bunk room, a pair of rope ladders adds to the underwater submarine effect. Image via Attic Magazine

Wooden shelves hung with rope, Remodelista

Above: A simple way to hang shelves in front of a window to let the light shine through. (L) Image via Indulgy. (R) Image via Welke.

Rope curtain rings with linen curtains, Remodelista

Above: Rope and linen make for a handsome curtain solution. See DIY: Rope as Curtain Ring to see how.

Rope tieback with  linen curtain, Remodelista

Above: A variation of the a similar theme with a rope tie back against a linen curtain; Stonk Knots in England is a good source. Image via Tattered Style

Rope pendant light fixture, Remodelista  

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. 

Flax Rope Lamp by Droog, Remodelista

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.

Rope banisters on painted wood stairs and stairs with numbers, Remodelista

Above: Rope banisters bring simple charm to a set of stairs. (L) Image via Roomations. (R) Image via Houzz.

Rope rails tied to boat cleats, Remodelista

Above: Stair rails fashioned out of rope and boat cleats. Image via Nautical Cottage

Rope as towel holder in bath, Remodelista

Above: A favorite frugal detail involving rope and towels. Image via flickr.

Colorful knotted ropes in alcove with wood burning stove, Remodelista

Above: Colorful rope knots hang in an alcove. Image via Phil

Knotted rope as well decor against painted white shingles, Remodelista

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

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