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rope inspiration

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to add a little nautical flair and a lot of texture to your home is with none other than rope!  Lowe's, Home Depot and local hardware shops sell jute rope in all sizes by the linear foot for pennies, but the possibilities are endless, when it comes to all you can do with it. Here are some easy and unique ways to decorate with this everyday object:

I showed you a while back how to make your own monkey's fist doorstop:

Burlap curtains look beautiful when pulled back by a length of thick rope, like in this San Francisco Decorator's Showcase house, via Apartment Therapy:

Heavy-duty rope serves as a handrail in this decorator showcase home by Thom Filicia, via House Beautiful:

Coiled rope in glass bowls is simple and elegant, like this beautiful vignette via Apartment Therapy:

Tied with sailing cleats, rope serves as makeshift spindles on this banister (picture via my pinterest):

Add a nautical touch to your next summer barbeque with these rope napkin holders:

Hanging beds make for fun sleeping quarters for guests, like in this Coastal Living bedroom:

Rope + Ball Jar = Rustic Chic.  Photo via Etsy:

A round mirror goes from drab to fab with a little hot glue and a few feet of rope, via Martha Stewart:

This coffee table, by Charles de Lisle, is definitely the focal point in this living room:

And last, but certainly not least, I loved this rope sign...what a creative way to decorate for a birthday bash!  Photo via.

What other ways have you decorated with rope?

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