Rope Lamps

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Although often associated with nautical style, rope lamps offer timeless lighting that looks amazing in any setting. They can be used to break up some of the usual metal lighting that we see, and they have a natural, organic shape and feel. If you don’t have time to learn how to make a rope lamp from scratch like most DIYers, check out these amazing options.

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Updated 21/09/2022
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Elegant rope lamp

Elegant rope lamp

Longshore Tides

Featuring a potbellied base wrapped in light brown woven rope, this lamp comes with a tapered fabric shade and a standard bulb base. The drum shade has got a natural stone color finish.

$283.99 $359.99

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Rope table lamps

Rope table lamps

Longshore Tides

With its unique rope-wrapped base, this striking lamp makes a subtle statement. It stands 26.5” tall and is supported by a chrome structure with a tapered white cotton shade. It works with a rotary socket switch.

$206.99 $409

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Rope lamp base

Rope lamp base

Longshore Tides

You can’t go wrong with this table lamp for a touch of elegance and dimension. It’s anchored by a beautiful rope base and a beige empire fabric shade. It stands 19 inches tall with a rounded brown stand that makes it easy to place it on a flat surface.

$85.99 $119.99

Designer Advice:

This lamp is a fun conversation starter that you can easily tie into the rest of your color palette. It’s all about the positioning and how you put it in the space, though. It would definitely be at home as a bedside lamp, and having a pair of these on two nightstands in a modern space or a beach-themed room would be stunning.

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Rope table lamp base 

Rope table lamp base 

Breakwater Bay

It doesn’t get more nautical than this unique table lamp with a rounded base weaved in natural rope. The classic flax drum shade perfectly complements its rounded knot base and it is supported by a sturdy chrome structure.

$79.99 $269

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Rope shade table lamp

Rope shade table lamp

Longshore Tides

Here we have a jug table lamp with a hand-woven rope shade. The ceramic base features a distressed finish that gives it a time-worn look and has a three-way switch. The whole lamp is 25 inches long from base to top.

$149.99 $178.99

Designer Advice:

This lamp gives the space an attractive nautical look, and it’s also a practical lighting fixture. You can use it in areas such as a bedroom or living room, and it would be gorgeous on the side of an end table. Consider incorporating it into a nautical-themed room or one with coastal or tropical elements.

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Accent rope lamp

Accent rope lamp

Joss & Main

Keep it casual with this one-of-a-kind decorative lamp. It’s got a manufactured wood base wrapped in rattan rope and a white linen empire shade. It operates on a rocker switch and has a height of 18 inches.

$110 $193.99

Designer Advice:

This is a beautiful, timeless piece that diffuses the light, so it never feels too bright. It’s an excellent example of how form meets function, and there are many different ways to style it. You can place it in the living room, bedroom next to a little lounge chair, etc. Pair it with a jute rug and a few jute baskets to pick up on its organic design.

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Rope Lamps

Buying Guide

Given this material’s immediate association with knots and boats, it won’t come as a surprise that the best decorative styles for a rope lamp are coastal and nautical.

However, if you’ve already fallen in love with this style, don’t worry: you can still find ways of introducing it in other décors.

Just try and complement that rope lamp base with a lampshade that’s more similar to your actual interiors, either in color or design.

A rope base lamp will not fray as long they are looked after properly. Made with coiled rope and constructed securely, each lamp design has been crafted to stay in place, and most models thermally seal the rope ends or use adhesives to prevent fraying.

If you do encounter some fraying, there are ways to prevent it from continuing to unravel. One easy DIY way is to lift the fraying end of the rope and hold it away from you, then, using a lighter or a match, hold the rope around 5”-6” above the flame. Next, lower the rope down until the fibers begin to melt and seal themselves. This method only works for ropes made from synthetic fibers.

For natural fibers, wrap the frayed end tightly with twine. Then, gather the frayed ends and apply a spray adhesive to keep the fibers together.

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The efficient lamp with a rope base is an exceptionally original and stylish solution for marine-style interiors. The whole topped with beautiful lampshade combines into a straightforward and unusual structure that captivates.

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Rope Wriggle Base #anthropologie?...could possibly DIY this with a cheaper lamp

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Drum lampshade finished with striped pattern. It is mounted on metal frame and covered with fabric. Classic form and contemporary design.

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Thickly coiled hemp rope with a solid wood base and an ivory linen shade $250.00

Rope table lamp with amber shade

Rope Table Lamp with Amber Shade

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Table Lamps

Argentia Rope Table Lamp

Argentia Rope Table Lamp

This table lamp accommodates 100W fluorescent bulbs, and can be easily cleaned with a clean, dry cloth. The body is crafted from solid wood and wrapped in rope. The lamp also includes an on/off switch, and a white drum shade, designed of resin.

Rope lamp base 7

Stylish table lamp with an eye-catching rope finish of the base makes the interior unique. Beautiful details combined with tasteful shade lamps delight. The ball-shaped base fits nicely with the stand and seaside interior design.

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Rope lamp diy

love this project! bring new life to an old lamp with twine. easy project and great result!

Rope lamp 2

The unique and very original rope-shaped lamp base makes the interior more of a seaside character. Combined with classic light shade, it creates a perfect combination that will refresh the interior and bring a charming style of the sailors.

Rope base lamp

Boasting of fashionable design and country elegance, this rope knot lamp features a uniquely-decorated base that supports a beautiful drum shade - designed of an off-white fabric.A nice accessory for contemporary bedrooms, living rooms and guest rooms.

Simple lamp base

A lovely piece of stylish home accessory, perfect for enhancing contemporary rooms. The table lamp comes with a rope-wrapped cylindrical base that supports a drum shade designed of quality white-finished material.

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Turn a neglected lamp base into a one of a kind monkey fist rope lamp. This project cost $0 to make, and rivals expensive high-end rope lamps.

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