A Moroccan flair
The Moroccan architecture and its interior design reflect the dramatic history of the country in the form of different details, fabrics and geometry.
It is precisely because of the inspiration from different cultures that this type of design can be integrated into houses all over the world.
Do you want to bring this warm style into your home too? Now let’s look at nine approaches to the Moroccan style!
1. Architectural details
Many centuries of influence from different cultures and religions are reflected in Moroccan architecture. Beautiful arcades and arches over the doors from Islamic design are some of the most distinctive features of this architecture.
For the look of the picture: You can achieve this appearance with cheaper and less lasting colors. Just cover the objects and the walls with it!
The Moroccan architecture and its interior design reflect the dramatic history of the country in the form of different details, fabrics and geometry
The traditional Moroccan houses are designed to create privacy. In this sense, the backyards are very typical. Often these are decorated with fountains and swimming pools.
The Americanized version has colored and comfortable seats, accessories and many different color contrasts.
How do you achieve the look of the picture: Most of the time, of course, you cannot change the floor plan of the house. But in all cases you can integrate some Moroccan elements in the courtyard area. You can start with a simple water system. Fragrant flowers, colored dishes, low benches and hanging lanterns are a welcome addition.
The bright red nuances, orange, green and blue are also typical
3. Strong color nuances
In the case of Morocco, there are both very strong and subtle nuances. However, they often reflect the shades of the natural environment: the ocean or the desert. The bright red nuances, orange, green and blue are also typical.
How to achieve the look of the picture: Strong contrasts with bright accents stand out against the dark background. Don’t you feel like pranking? Lots of pillows, rugs, and poufs can add heavy shade to your home.
The furniture covered with delicate fabrics and the fashionable pieces with plush are typical of the Moroccan style
4. Furniture with plush and ornaments
The furniture covered with delicate fabrics and the fashionable pieces with plush are typical of the Moroccan style. The abundance of these is also very striking.
How to achieve the look of the picture: Are you on a budget but still want to achieve the Moroccan look? A lot can be achieved with an imaging metal vessel on a table surface.
Carved details and elements can be attached to existing objects.
The Moroccans created some of the most beautiful carpets in the world
5. The carpets
The Moroccans created some of the most beautiful carpets in the world. Traditionally these were used as blankets rather than with their current function. When designing them, the focus was on the abstract and geometric patterns in colored and neutral color palettes.
Achieve this look: Authentic or dated looking Moroccan carpets cost a lot of money these days. Reproductions can also be found, but they are not the only alternative. You can achieve this design and look by using clay strips, outdoor painting, or sisal. Jute rugs would be another wonderful option.
You can opt for silk or other very fine fabrics in your room
You can opt for silk or other very fine fabrics in your room. Through these you can divide the room or cover the furniture with it.
How to achieve this look: Rummage through your favorite store for fabrics and look specifically for colored, patterned or very fine textiles. Mix and match the different variants and this is how you achieve an eclectic Moroccan look. You can also use the matching textiles to embellish the cushions for the sofa or for the floor.
Such Moroccan-looking fabrics can also be used as drapes on the furniture inside or outside.
The strong Moroccan tiles are characterized by the geometric shapes, the frames for the doors and the decoration for floors, walls, fountains and accent and art pieces
The strong Moroccan tiles are characterized by the geometric shapes, the frames for the doors and the decoration for floors, walls, fountains and accent and art pieces.
Achieve this look:
Many Moroccan motifs can be found in any furniture. They are very popular due to their classic and expressive look. Try adding some of these to the back of the kitchen, on the floor, or around the oven.
Don’t have a big budget? Then just a few of these motifs on the table or on the front door would be enough.
Moroccan lanterns have the most distinctive design of all
Moroccan lanterns have the most distinctive design of all. They are always made of sheet metal and copper and create beautiful shadows in the area.
How to achieve this look at home:
The metal lanterns come on the market in different style variations and with the most varied of surfaces. You can use these to create a wonderful sample space as the fulcrum of the room.
The art of Moroccan metalworking masters has been handed down from generation to generation
9. Metal works
The art of Moroccan metalworking masters has been handed down from generation to generation. The result was a beautiful and mystical design and exciting decorative elements for the house. The metal mirrors, the vases, the lanterns, the chains and the paths are just a few examples of the ravishing beauty of Moroccan craftsmanship.
How to achieve this look: There is no way you should use the Moroccan details in just a single room. Sometimes it is even better to let such details come into their own in less-used rooms. Don’t you want to replace the boring mirror with a nicer framed one?
You can also just add a Moroccan style frame! Just a few Moroccan style vases would create a fabulous effect.
Do you want to have a little or a little more Moroccan style in your home? Now you have the opportunity to do so! Depending on your budget and taste, you can buy whole pieces in this style and combine them with others or achieve a wonderful effect by embellishing old items.
Do you want to make these little changes to get more warmth in your home??
Laura U, Inc., Tommy Chambers Interiors, Inc., House & Homes Palm Springs Home Staging, Deborah French Designs, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, Workman Publishing / Artisan Books, 4 CORNERS: International Design Concepts, llc, Allwood Construction Inc, Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design