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 aheavy 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.


Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago


Yulan Lawson
Yulan Lawson5 years ago

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

Victoria P.
Victoria P5 years ago

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.

Mary B.
Mary B5 years ago

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

Nancy Hatcher
Nancy Hatcher5 years ago

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.

Vincenzo Correale
Yunana Yunes5 years ago


Lynda Duke
Lynda Duke5 years ago

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

Juliet Defarge
judith sanders5 years ago

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.

Marie W.
Marie W5 years ago

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

Kathleen Cazander

Interesting room divider.