ISSUE 76  |  Nautical Notes

DIY: Rope as Curtain Ring

June 10, 2013 5:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

To be filed under: Why didn’t we think of this? Rope as curtain ring. We’ve been admiring the genius ways rope can be used in the home as curtain tie, stair banister, and drawer pull, but we’ve never considered using it to attach a curtain to a rod, creating an instant nautical note to a room. We’re adding it to the list. See below for sourcing details.

Above: Curtains hung with nautical ropes. Photograph via Traditional Home.

Above: We prefer organic hemp rope that is devoid of any chemical smells. Rawganique offers organically grown European Hemp Rope in a selection of widths from 3/16 inch to 3/4 inch thick. If you prefer traditional rope, Knot and Rope Supply provides a selection of widths from 1/4 inch rope up to two inches wide.


Above: The Linen Cotton Grommet Window Panel from West Elm is made from a mix of linen and cotton. Each panel is 48 inches wide and is available in a choice of lengths ranging from 63 inches to 124 inches and comes in ivory (above) or white. Pricing ranges from $59 to $79 per panel, according to size. For a cheaper alternative, try Ikea’s Merete Curtains for $24.99.

If you are looking for instant curtains, the Bouroullec Brothers have a solution.