Updated: Mar 7
Bright and deep jewel tones, intricate details, and mixing of textures and textiles, are just some of the necessary elements to achieve the Moroccan design style. Influenced by the blending of cultures, you can find threads of Spain, Portugal, France, Rome, North Africa and the Middle East all combined to create the exotic and elegant design style that is Moroccan. Inspired by their atmosphere, creating an indoor-outdoor oasis is the key to obtaining this beautiful style.
Morocco is known for its bold colors. Mixing oranges, reds, purples, blues, and greens, in addition to their many shades and tones, is part of what makes this style so beautiful. You can’t be afraid of color.
Another attribute of Moroccan-style is the mixing of textiles. With rugs, curtains, throw pillows, and more, having a wide variety of textures gets you one step closer to building your indoor oasis.
Tiles play a big role in Moroccan-styled interiors. Whether they are on the walls, floors, or tabletops, tiles have been used in Moroccan interiors for years to provide climate-controlled areas, beauty, and cleanliness.
Layered lighting is a must for Moroccan-style. Having multiple light sources all providing diffused lighting helps create a beautiful and serene ambiance which is ideal. With hanging lanterns, candles, and a mixture of metal light fixtures, having a pixelated glow will create the perfect vibe.
Having low-level furniture, especially for eating, creates a relaxation and proper digestion which are important factors in many cultures. Add in some floor cushions and poufs for the perfect intimate sitting area to further bring this style home.
Morocco is known for its ornate arches and large columns. You probably don’t have either or, so ways to bring in their architectural style is by changing simple items such as doors, adding in wood screens, and changing knobs and pulls.
Morocco loves to mesh the indoors and outdoors together. Open up your doors and make sure your outdoor area reflects equally to the beautiful interior you just created. Get the fire pit going, upgrade your outdoor cushions and pillows, and create a heavenly escape both inside and out.