51 Most inspiring Moroccan style interiors

View Slide Show: 51 Most inspiring Moroccan style interiors

Article by : Lori Smith, San Diego Interior Decorating Examiner. October 18, 2011.

From the light fixtures to the tilework, Moroccan design is all about the finishing touches. Moroccan style home decorating invites rich colors of Middle Eastern interiors, dynamic contrasts, traditional patterns and uniqueness of Moroccan decorations and decor accessories. Vibrant colors of red and rich orange inspired by amazing African sunsets, green and blue found in the sea of the area, tones of gold, light brown, yellow and silver from the surrounding desert. Create a tropical atmosphere by bringing the outside into the interior through the use of exotic plants, terra cotta tiles and textured walls.

Small tiles and mosaic designs decorate many Moroccan home interiors. Also mosaic designs are used for decorating Moroccan mirrors, coffee table tops and bathroom sinks, creating traditional Moroccan interior design with cheerful and bright color contrasts. Traditional Moroccan interior design style brings crafty Moroccan lamps and skillfully carved wood elements for Moroccan furniture, doors, windows and mirror frames. The aroma of African cuisine and tea with spices stimulates all human senses, adds the final touch, evoking sensual Moroccan home decor.

Moroccan furniture and accessories encompass natural materials of wool, silk, glass, leather, clay and metal, such as Moroccan wool rugs, carved wood furniture and accessories, bright decorative cushions, made of cotton, wool or silk fabrics, Moroccan bedding and floor rugs, soft rich decorative curtains, unique Moroccan lamps made of ceramic, leather, glass or forged metal. Use elegant silk for decorating with curtains; bring in bright rich room paint colors and ethnic patterns, soft luxurious home decorating fabrics, floor rugs and pillows. The quickest way to Moroccan interior design is using bright and colorful wool rugs, kilims or thin large rugs with traditional geometric patterns. Few leather ottomans, or Moroccan poufs, and soft large cushions made of soft decorating fabrics add comfort to Moroccan interior design.

Be inspired, check out the slideshow to the left of 51 Moroccan interior designs that can be incorporated into your design scheme, let us know what you think. Enjoy!

Article source:
Lori Smith is a San Diego based Interior Designer who has received her B.F.A. in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego and is a member of ASID. She also possesses a B.S. in Communications from Arizona State University. She has owned her own interior design business for the past two years in contemporary residential design with an emphasis on sustainable design, feng shui and budget-minded interiors. She is also an avid photographer, specializing in interior spaces and landscape photography which lends inspiration to her design schemes. You may contact her with questions at interiordesigned@gmail.com.


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