While it's often considered to be more of of a utilitarian necessity than a decorative accent, rope can really shine in many rooms. Its nautical heritage and rough-hewn texture is perfect for creating a laid-back, beach house feel. Try these ideas to pull a room together.
Channel your inner deckhand and get the bathroom shipshape with easy rope-based decorations (anyone who can tie a knot can make these). To set up the towel holder, use a 1/2-inch natural-fiber rope from a home-supply store. Secure a series of large screw eyes to the wall; feed the rope through, and knot.