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Coastal DIY Nautical Rope Shelf

This shipshape shelving is made out of two precut wood planks, rope, and a little nautical hardware. This piece looks especially chic when placed in a utilitarian space like a kitchen or a bath.


four 6- to 8-foot lengths of 5/8-inch rope
four 6- to 8-foot lengths of 1/2-inch rope
2 wooden shelves (mine were 8 inches deep and 24 inches long)
a drill
a 1/2-inch spade bit
2 hooks (I used diamond pad eyes, each with a 3 3/16-inch ring)
a lighter (singeing the ends of the rope after you cut it will prevent fraying)


Use the 1/2-inch spade bit to drill holes in each of the four corners of the shelves. Then paint the shelves on all sides.

Take one length of thin and one length of thick rope, and thread them halfway through the ring of the hardware. Then tie two knots about 12 inches from the ring in each direction.

Nautical Rope Shelf Directions

Thread the rope ends through the holes of the first shelf, and knot under the shelf to secure.

Separate the thin green ropes, and knot them together to form the X on the side of your shelving.

Rejoin the thick and thin ropes, and knot both sides about 13 inches from the bottom of the top shelf.

A beautiful DIY with a nautical design feel. This nautical rope shelf DIY is an easy coastal design that will go in almost any space.


Nautical Rope Shelf

Nautical Twin Oar Beds

The perfect nautical guest room for all the family! Boat oars turned into headboards with navy and white bedding with a pop of yellow and nautical rope throw pillows to complete the design.

Nautical guest room with whale bedding

Nautical guest room with whale bedding, a navy and white stripe area rug and weathered wood chest has a vintage sea faring design. 

Sophisticated nautical bedroom

Nautical and coastal sophistication seeps from this guest bedroom design. From the wave like wooden beds to the ticking bedding this space has it all. Nautical porthole mirrors and surveyors table lamps are just a couple of the nautical touches that can be found in this space.

Nautical Loft Bunk Room

Nautical loft bunk room with cargo ship lights, a navy color palate and a telescope to chart your way.

A gallery of nautical bedrooms we love that inspire us to create new and unique sea inspired spaces. Nautical bedroom designs with great lighting and seaside accents. 


Nautical Twin Bedroom with Boat Oars by Studio M Interiors.

Nautical Guest Bedroom With Whale Bedding

Nautical Sophisticated Coastal Guest Bedroom by  Phoebe Howard

Nautical Loft Bunk Room by  SandBar Contractors

Ocean blue hues and seashell accents

Ocean blue hues, slipcover sofa and coastal decor

The arrival of spring always turns our thoughts to a seaside vacation spot. We start to gravitate towards blue fabrics, driftwood decor and seashell accents to recreate days spent on the beach. The Nautical Trend is bigger than ever and is back with a clean coastal, modern twist.

Our Boat House Nautical Living

The hunt is on for clear glass, printed sea inspired pillows and slipcover furnishings. Weathered, reclaimed and whitewashed wood anchor a nautical design you can layer on. Ocean hues of blue and neutral sandy tones of white, bold patterns and clean modern lines. Did we inspire you to give your home a nautical update?

Here are some beachy links to help you find those perfect pieces for your beach house.

Slipcovered Furniture

Nautical Accents

Sea Inspired Lighting


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