The Moroccan style of interior design embodies a blend of different interior design styles from around the world. Its main features are defined by the multitude of cultures found in Morocco, bringing together influences from African, Mediterranean, European and Moorish influences. The exotic Moroccan style makes use of rich, expressive colors, earthly textures, countryside lush features, and provides a warm, relaxing and most welcoming atmosphere.
One would wonder how to paint the walls to give them a Moroccan feel. Don’t hold back from using energizing colors, such as different shades of blue blended with aquamarine or turquoise, very warm colors like red and orange, earthly colors and the ones describing spices such as cinnamon, paprika, saffron, curry, burnt sienna. If you intend to use monochromatic color schemes for this style, reconsider you choice, as the lack of vibration can ruin the whole outcome.
Moroccan style walls are enriched by the layering of textures. You will have to be creative and think out of the box, as formal and average don’t fit this style. You can always improvise, either by mixing sand with your paint, re-plastering your walls with a textured finish or trying a suede-effect paint or a faux-finish effect paint.
When it comes to floors, tiles are a key feature for this style. The handmade ones represent Moorish cultural assets and have decorative uses. Their various cold colors that are mostly shades of blue, green or turquoise are appropriate for decorating the floors, walls or furniture elements, such as tabletops.
When considering the furniture, nothing too sophisticated and fancy must be used. Simple, rustic style furniture made of dark wood featuring iron decorations will always be the most adequate choice.
Fabrics and Textiles
Choose for your interior makeover materials that also feature Moroccan style, with elements like vivid colors and rich, opulent, sensuous patterns. Moroccan window curtains are made of light-weight textiles and will most probably be hung from the ceiling.
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Like every interior space, the Moroccan room also needs to be individualized with accessories: plant pots (beautifully decorated with geometric shapes in different color combinations), wall lamps, iron ornaments, rustic pottery and decorative wall art.
By invoking the Moroccan style of decor, you will create a warm, rustic atmosphere full of details, shapes, colors and natural elements enveloped with a vibrant vitality and positive energy.