Rope is an amazing, textural element you can introduce to your home no matter what your decorating style. While your first thought might be “Ahoy”, rope is far more versatile than you think. When combined with different materials, rope can be incorporated into completely different looks. Rope lends itself well to Hamptons, Island Resort, Luxe Beach House and even contemporary decors. Whether you are based in an urban or coastal environment, you can incorporate this trend.
There is no denying that natural materials are having a moment now and rope is a perfect way to introduce this. While we are not suggesting you embrace a wall to wall rope policy, touches of rope create interest and talking points. If it’s good enough for the iconic Ace Hotel in Palm Springs…
1. Hang it up
Who’s the prettiest of them all? For just a touch of this trend, hang a rope framed mirror. This works equally well in any room of the house, particularly when paired with a console or, of course, in the bathroom. If you do want to create a nautical feel, navy walls in the background will do the trick.
2. Outdoor spaces
Need an oh-so-stylish, itty-bitty outdoor setting made for the smallest spaces? Rope furniture is your answer. Or how about a luxe cosmopolitan vibe for the back garden of your urban retreat? Rope can help you there too. From chairs that give the hint of mid-century design
to a setting that will give you that holiday feeling all year round, the light and airy appearance of rope when paired with the appeal of natural fibres lends itself to different environments. Did you mention you’re looking for a super-luxe, island resort touch?
3. Shine a light
Rope has wrapped itself around almost every style of lighting, but our favourites are the pendant variety that are versatile enough to bring a touch of the trend. This style can be easily incorporated into a Hamptons inspired look with some chic styling touches. And some flowers, of course!
4. Testing the waters
There are, of course, so many different ways to embrace rope in your décor. But if you are not sure where to start, there are some subtle ways to introduce it. From a contemporary tribal room divider
to a rope-wrapped barstool that will add a laidback beach vibe to your breakfast nook or counter, there are plenty of ways to celebrate rope. Hanging shelving is another way to bring the rope into your space, and works both indoors and outdoors.
5. Take a seat
The most famous of rope chairs was first designed in 1949 by Hans J. Wegner, a Danish Modern furniture designer who helped shape the modern design movement of the 1950's and 60's. Although he designed with beauty in mind, he also wanted his designs to remain functional and ultimately, comfortable. But you don’t have to shell out thousands for a beautiful and comfortable rope chair. These days, you can find them to suit any setting and budget. And these are even made with actual rope!