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The wonderful thing about rope decor is that it looks good regardless of the season. Although it's typically thought of as a nautical summer decorating idea, rope decor in the fall and winter can take on a warm, earthy aesthetic.
How your rope decor “looks” can be determined by how it’s placed and with what. Rope is essentially neutral so it can be somewhat of a chameleon. As we move into fall, think about pairing rope items with plaid fabrics and orange throws. If you are still in a warm climate, accents of rope within a blue and white room, like the image above, will look smashing.
Surprisingly, rope can adorn and become the essence of items well beyond the gym and harbor. From fabulously chic stair rails to beside table lamps that make a statement, rope adds texture and visual interest to every room in the house. Rope is a hearty material and thus great for items that may take a beating like ottomans and adjustable bar stools.
Decorative accessories also look great when covered in rope. The trend in covering mirrors with rope is still hot as are rope handles on Lucite boxes and tables. So, forget your preconceived notions that rope was more befitting of Robinson Crusoe than a chic makeover in your own home.
Rope Decor Shopping List: 1. Arteriors Home Vern Rope and Rusted Iron Table Lamp 2. Sahara Maize Outdoor Barstool 3. Pike Place Rope and Iron Chandelier (currently unavailable) 4. Globe Lantern With Rope And Stainless Steel Accents 5. Reed and Barton Montauk Textured Rope Picture Frame 6. Kenroy Home Seagrass Round Rope Wall Mirror
Photos: House Beautiful, Habitually Chic, Hamptons Hostess.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.