From ogee arches, high ceilings and refined tile work to pendant light fixtures, carved furniture and patterned rugs – a traditional Moroccan style is both about the form and the finishing touches. Luckily, you don’t have to rebuild to infuse a Moorish spirit into your contemporary home.
A blue pillow here, a coat of orange paint there and a plain, conventional interior can come alive with Moroccan energy. The beauty of Moroccan inspired décor is that it can be extremely versatile: contemporary or classic, minimalist or highly embellished. Besides, there’s a lot more to the authentic Moroccan interior than just dynamic contrasts, so if you’re partial to the idea of mixing pink and red, you can still have a touch of North African vibe under your roof.
Moroccan homes reflect the awe-inspiring mosaic of life – blazing sunsets, golden sands of the desert, vibrant crafts, cone-shaped mounds of multicolored spices, turquoise waters, and the refreshing whiteness of coastal cities. Consequently, Moroccan inspired decorating invites a flamboyant mix of colors and a multitude of patterns as much as it does simplicity, soft hues and monochromatic schemes.
Traditional Moroccan decor encompasses myriad elements: patterned rugs and carpets, textured walls, decorative throw pillows, large floor cushions, silk curtains, carved wood, low-set couches, ottomans, poufs upholstered with ethnic fabrics, mosaic mirror frames, terracotta pots, ornate brass lanterns, pendant lamps, exotic plants and a lot more.
It is up to you whether you embrace them all to create a genuine Moroccan look, or choose moderately and work several accents into your existing décor. Here’s what you can do.
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