One period of an interior that is quite an on-trend at the moment is Moroccan, but as we all know it has been around for centuries. Using Morocco as your influence is all about earthy tones that become a base for strong accents of color and layers of patterns and textures. Moroccan design is characterized by complex carving, arch windows and doors, exquisite colored textiles, and unique ethnic prints.
A traditional Moroccan color palette is joyful. It plays with energetic shades that aren’t afraid to clash, and embraces intuitive choices inspired by its desert surroundings. When working with these traditional schemes that often include red, gold, orange, and pink, consider softening the look to suit your space with neutral shades such as cream, white, grey, and tan.
Mixing Moroccan style with modern gives that boho-chic feels to the finished look. So how to successfully mix one with another?
Avoid too vibrant colors. Choose one color as the accent – this will make the interior modern. Better keep the walls in neutral colors – white/rye/beige/sandy tones. A great solution for your Moroccan interior will be a part of the wall of flooring embellished with tiles or mosaics with ethnic prints. The bright tiles will look great against the neutral background. Another original characteristic of this style is a wall finishing with a plaster effect. Make the walls rougher and more uneven and this will bring texture and character to your interior.
Introduce moods of Morocco with tile motifs and mesmerizing geometrics. Styling with easy and affordable accessories such as patterned cushions and embossed silver tableware makes for an instant refresh minus any major overhaul. Tie your scheme together with a trellis or cross-hatch patterned rug that’s functional and fashionable in contemporary shades to suit your modern home.
Layering tactile textures and mood lighting are a staple when it comes to cozy Moroccan homes, and it’s easy to add this element without sacrificing your fresh foundation. Lanterns and table lamps with cutouts that reflect a warm glow around the home, textural throws with raised embroidery, and scattered ottomans with traditional patterns are fuss-free and versatile solutions that make décor integral and very Moroccan.
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Also read: 13 Moroccan Home Decoration Ideas
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