Adding some sailing-inspired hardware/rope to a home

Sailing- inspired Hardware, rope handles and handrails soooo easy to add some coastal flair to a home with no money. I use boar cleats in chrome to tie up my canvas roman shades however they’d be great for potholders in the kitchen. Outside they are used a hooks for wet bathing suits and beach towels. Sometimes I hang a galvanized pail planted with flowers next to the back screen door. The pail has seaside lettered in navy blue – perfect greeting to my coastal home.
Below are other wonderful ideas….. no matter where you live.

Here’s an Inexpensive Way to Add Coastal Charm to a Room

The draw of life on the shore is at its peak in the hot summer, when a dip into cool blue waters is on everyone’s minds. It’s the season of impromptu escapes to the coast and weekends spent at the lake — preferably on a boat with the wind whipping through your hair.

I’ll admit I couldn’t tell you the difference between starboard and port side, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a hint of nautical flair. Adding some boat-inspired hardware to a home is an easy and inexpensive way to reference the salty smell of seaside air along with memories of summer days spent on the water. And it’s more unexpected (and far less heavy-handed) than a room swathed in nautical flags, anchor motifs and the like.

Nautical Cleat Hook – $12.00

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Also found on Houzz……

Rope knot cabinet pulls!

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/361420/list/Design-Details–Make-the-Most-of-Your-Cabinet-Pulls

Who said knots are only for sailing? These nautical knobs add a playful touch to the space, not to mention great texture. You could really have some fun with these in a cottage or seaside home.

by SB Architects

OARS as Curtain Rods! Perfect idea found at: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/2059/list/Nautical

by The Lettered Cottage

Rope and Knots handrail with numbered stairs! L

How to spruce to a small staircase and add a touch of coastal style with the rope handrail. Love the numbers up the stairs.
If you look at the vase in the right corner, you can see how A Beach Cottage employs rope and twine as a nautical detail.

by A Beach Cottage

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