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Innovative Ways to Decorate with Rope

Innovative Ways to Decorate with Rope

At Remodelista, we’ve been seeing rope everywhere: chandelier suspension, curtain ties, shelf supports and more. Here’s a roundup of ways to incorporate it into your home.

Above: A rope room divider, by Sidney-based Alwill Studio.

Above: In a Portola Valley dining room of William Wurster-designed ranch house, San Francisco designer Charles de Lisle created a simple chandelier using hemp rope.

Above: A length of rope holds back a heavy linen curtain  in a room by San Francisco designer Nicole Hollis.

Above: A rope sculpture at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs by Michael Schmidt; photo by Douglas Lyle Thompson.

Looking for other ways to include rope into your home? For more inspiration, see Simple Rope Stair Rails.

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6:32PM PST on Dec 13, 2012


2:46PM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Great ideas, thanks for sharing. We need to come up with new ways to recycle and use other products besides timber and steel.

10:13AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Mmm. Interesting. My cats have trashed the curtains, maybe I should replace them with rope. That way cats still have something to climb and I will have something reasonably cool to look at on my windows.

10:02AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

My kitty would love the hanging rope devider...WHEEE !!

6:30AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Very interesting - my cats would have a ball and I would be chasing them to try to preserve the rope wall! Guess I'll have to pass on this idea.

8:21PM PST on Dec 7, 2012


8:21AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Rope sculpture above doesn't do it for me, but rope walls are interesting. Macrame comes to mind.

6:55AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Well, I think we're going to have a lot of hemp fibers available in years to come, let's think up more uses for it.

8:49PM PST on Dec 6, 2012

rope sculpture looks cool there- would kill me at home.

5:54PM PST on Dec 6, 2012

Interesting room divider.

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