Rope! Summer-Inspired Decor
Doesn’t nautical rope just say “Summer”?
Everywhere I look, people are finding terrifically creative uses for rope in their decor. It’s the most perfect decor element, especially for the summer – neutral in color but textured so it’s interesting to look at, and it also adds a touch of whimsy:
This rope banister is one of my favorites, by interior designer Thom Filicia. How clever to put a big piece of rope where he could have just installed a boring old banister:
This is one of my all-time favorite DIY projects, by Mandi of the blog Vintage Revivals. Her “Rope Curtain Rod” for her friend Hailee’s complete living room makeover has all the trappings of a perfect DIY project – aesthetically beautiful, clever, easy and cheap!
Isn’t that last shot just fantastic? The way they pulled the rope down the wall and looped it around like that?
Of course, you don’t have to go DIY crazy to incorporate some fun, fabulous rope into your home. All kinds of retailers are getting in on the action, so you can just buy your way to instant gratification.
Here’s a rope knot door stop by Ballard Designs; it would also look great as a cool accessory on your bookshelf:
Would you ever guess these mirrors are from Pottery Barn? I think they are just great: