While it is often considered to be more of a utilitarian necessity, using nautical rope and twine in
decorating your home can be really fun and is eco-friendly. Not to mention relatively inexpensive!
Nautical rope is a brilliant material for furniture decoration as well as creating unusual lighting
fixtures or accessories for your indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Twine, jute and other natural fibres can match most décor styles, from clean and modern to quaint
and homely, enhancing designs with unique texture and neutral, soft colours. It is also relatively easy
to use as a decoration – anyone that can tie a knot can make some kind of rope item to use in their
home. And if you’re relatively shy about putting rope all over your house, you can start relatively
small and subtle. Nobody will be describing your house as nautical-themed just yet.
Nautical rope can introduce a wonderfully romantic nautical feel into your interior space,
accentuating the shapes of the items you attach it to. Adding a touch of twisted rope can make your
room’s décor more interesting while also personalising your space. Rugged and twisted, the nautical look of rope can
be combined with functionality, creating charming decorations with a purpose, such as a door
stopper or a room divider.
Nautical Sports sells a range of ropes – twisted, plaited or braided – that can be used in your
decorating endeavours, allowing you to experiment with different sizes and colours. For the eco-
Cord opens up your options with regards to colours.
In conclusion – go ahead and hang a shelf or several picture frames from ropes, or create drawer knobs with
pieces of rope or twine. Rope mirror frames or lampshades are quite popular in beach-side homes,
but even much simpler rope accents in your home can be effective: footstools, towel rails,
bannisters, curtain rails and even napkin rings!