posted by on 2012.06.22, under Shopping Guide

Rope isn’t just the preferred material of sailors and hillbillies. In measured doses, it adds a charmed, rustic flair to any décor.  Here are our favorite rope pieces for your wall, floor and more.

Lighting you’ll want to lasso—the Riata Lamp from Anthropologie. $168.

Riata Lamp Ensemble

If you paid attention during rope tying lessons in your Scouts days, then you can probably fashion one of these knotted doorstops yourself. For the rest of us, there’s this version from Haus Interior. $50.

Rope Knot Doorstop

Terrain calls this the ‘Suspended Crate Shelf.’ I call it the ‘Poor Man’s Pot Rack.’ $38.

Suspended Crate Shelf

This easy-to-hang rope mirror from QVC would look great in a small bathroom or entryway. $59.46.

Home Reflections Handmade 16-1/2" x 25"H Rope Mirror

Home Reflections Handmade Rope Mirror


Rope door mats, like this woven one from Brook Farm General Store, can take a beating and still look tops. $35.

Rope Door Mat


As a child, I had a reoccurring dream that I married a lighthouse keeper. In this dream, there was most definitely a rope clock like this on the wall. $80.99 on Amazon.

Two's Company Know Your Rope Wall Clock

Two’s Company Know Your Rope Wall Clock


These loose-form rope handles would look right at home on a whitewashed dresser. $12 each from Anthropologie.

Pliant Rope Handle


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