ISSUE 5  |  Small Space Living

5 Favorites: Rope-Hung Shelving

February 07, 2014 4:00 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

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DiY alert: Next time you happen upon some rustic wooden planks, don’t hesitate to pick them up—they make great-looking shelving when suspended from rope. Here are a few versions that are inspiring us to make our own.

Above: Rope shelving hangs from a Shaker peg rail in the kitchen of a Swedish summer cabin designed by Frag Woodall. Photo by Terence Chin.

Above: The Folklore shop in London displays merchandise on shelves suspended by rope. See our post Folklore in London: Style Plus Sustainability for more images of their inspired shelving. 

Above: A rustic shelf suspended from the ceiling with knotted rope, via Inside.

Above: Clothing and housewares store g. Colton in LA has a wood and rope shelving unit built by Knowhow Shop of Highland Park. See our Shopper’s Diary on g. Colton to learn more.

Above: A tiny three-tiered shelf suspended from pink rope, via One Happy Mess

Above: Rope shelves offer a simple way to hang shelves in front of windows while letting the light shine through. (L) Image via Indulgy. (R) Image via Welke.

Looking for more kitchen shelving Inspiration? Check out 10 Favorites: Rustic Open Storage Shelves in the Kitchen. And how about some advice about hanging clothes and other items? See Remodeling 101: How Shaker Peg Rails Saved My Summer