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Nautical Decor: Rope Accents for Every Room

Island living is to enjoy and appreciate the sea. From finding seashells on the beach and bringing them into the home, to using palm leaves and coconuts as nautical decor, coastal style is an easy one to incorporate in the Caribbean. One element of a nautical style – rope – is particularly suitable to many island homes. Here are some ideas for using rope as a decor accent in any room of your house (without it looking cheesy!).


There are tons of great ways to incorporate rope into a sleeping space. From a rope lamp on the nightstand to braided rope rugs underfoot, it’s easy to find lots of places that rope works. The key is to not overdo it!


A crisp, white bathroom gets a touch of the sea with a rope mirror resembling a porthole. Simple rope “towel bars” keep things tidy with no fuss.


Pendant lighting hung with ropes makes a contemporary kitchen feel a little cozier. Also consider a bowl made of rope on the counter holding fruit or snacks!

Dining Room

A dramatic rope chandelier is a great conversation starter at your next dinner party!


A rather mundane room like the pantry gets a nautical upgrade with the addition of rope floating rope shelves like these. They would work well as bookshelves or in a child’s playroom too!

Living Room

Simple rope end tables make a statement without overwhelming the living area. Their neutral color goes with nearly any palette, and the fibrous material adds a natural element that most homes lack.

Home Office

This unique desk is covered in rope strands. It adds interest and contrast to the room, making this little office nook anything but ordinary! It still blends well into the room, and isn’t too “out there” to stick out obnoxiously.

Laundry Room

Rope baskets make for excellent laundry hampers and keep things tidy.

Patio and Poolside

Ropes hang this charming swing on a tranquil porch, and the rope poufs provide more seating. The outdoors are great spaces for rope accents!

About Lagnappe Custom Interiors

Lagnappe Custom Interiors is a full-service interior design firm specializing in bringing the small niceties to a home or commercial space that make it memorable, functional and yours. Based out of St. Thomas, Lagnappe [LAN-YAP] is led by Tiffany Cassidy who enjoys working with clients to create a home that reflects their style and needs. Tiffany marries her artistic and scientific sides together to bring the residents of the Virgin Islands and continental U.S. an interior decorating service that manages the complex and turns it into beauty. Her goal is to not only make a home prettier, but in doing so, make your life better. Visit for more information.




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