Get The Look: Moroccan Interior Design
The elegance of Moroccan style can be incorporated into any home to create a rich and bold interior. The diverse cultural and religious influences on Moroccan inspired decor make this iconic aesthetic an ideal way to bring tradition back into your modern lifestyle.
In today’s post, we’ll be discussing a few of our favourite home hacks from the world of Moroccan interior design. From colours and textures to accessories, we’ll talk you through how to recreate this luxurious and unique style in your own home design project.
1. Be bold with colour
Traditional Moroccan design embraces highly contrasting colours, so brave a bold colour scheme against a neutral backdrop. Rich reds, oranges, greens and blues reflect the luxurious and vibrant nature of Morocco’s culture. Enhance neutral background shades with an abundance of colour; decorate the entire room with carved, dark wooden furnishings, patterned cushion covers and plush upholstered furniture.
2. See tiling as an art
Tiles may be a practical design solution for your home, but they’re also a pivotal part of Moroccan decor. The geometric patterns created by Moroccan tiles will accent the features of your room, adding to the lavish design. Moroccan wall tiles can be used to create a feature wall – or an intricate tiling pattern can be applied to door and window frames.
Why not turn a functional floor into art by creating mosaics? Make your own mosaic design by purchasing different tiles which complement one another, or buy ready-made mosaic tiles to save yourself some time! Moorish tiles will complement the interior wherever they’re put, but Moroccan kitchen tiles may be more suitable for the central hub of the house.
3. Bring your bathroom to life
Continue your Moroccan theme throughout the house by incorporating mosaics and geometric Moroccan bathroom tiles into your washroom. Tiled walls and floors are always a sensible option for this room, and adding a lavish Moroccan mirror could be just the thing to complete the look. You can find mirrors with mosaic surrounds in many homeware boutiques, or try your hand at making your own with Moroccan-style tiles.
4. Take a look at textiles
Moroccan fabrics are a key feature of Moorish style. Whether the textiles you use are authentic or a reproduction, they’re a must-have when it comes to traditionally Moroccan home decor. Visit a Moroccan market or your local fabric store to pick up gauzy textiles, and bold and intricately patterned fabrics. Your room will be transformed into a Moroccan paradise, simply by draping the material across walls and furniture. Using these textiles as covers for poufs and dining chairs offers an inexpensive solution to recreating authentic Moroccan upholstery.
5. Accessorize everywhere
Moroccan decor demands a wealth of luxurious accessories. Intricately designed brass or copper lanterns distinguish Moroccan design from other styles, and can be used to create an overhead focal point. A Moroccan rug may be a hefty investment but, to keep costs to a minimum, it’s possible to recreate authentic designs at home. All you’ll need is a plain rug, tape and colourful paint – as well as an eye for abstract patterns.