September 2013

Moroccan Style

If you’re looking to create some excitement in your home, Moroccan style offers a thrilling blend of luxury, adventure, and mystery.

Morocco’s varied geography, along with its blend of many cultures, has created a striking style that is emulated all over the world. Moroccan interiors honor the natural outdoors, with elements like terra-cotta tiles, natural stone, and exotic plants. A home can be transformed into a glamorous oasis using Moroccan style.

Moroccan Colors

Moroccan colors are inspired by its geography. Vibrant oranges and reds from the sun are paired with the deep blues and sparkling greens of the sea. Throw in some golden yellow (sand), silver (moonlit desert), and ochre (mountains), and you’ve got an electrifying mix of colors that evoke the Moroccan mood.

Moroccan Texture

Moroccan style blends a multitude of textures to create a warm, inviting feeling. To establish that mood, toss layers of fabrics on furniture, use several area rugs, and add texture to your walls. Set large woven baskets atop a smooth stone table for a wonderfully Moroccan combination.

Moroccan Materials

Moroccan-style furniture is often hand-carved from wood. Upholstered pieces use natural fibers. Accessories include handcrafted leather items, perforated metal, blown glass, mosaic tiles, and woven textiles. Wrought iron can be used for banisters and gates.

Moroccan Accents

Add a colorful mosaic table to brighten any room. Metallic ribbon can be hung from walls or tossed on floors and furniture. Large silk pillows and jewel-toned throws are the perfect accents for a sofa. And don’t ignore the value of scent as an accessory. Exotic spices can be used as potpourri to immediately take your mind to Morocco.

Whether your goal is to create an entire home of Moroccan style, or just add a touch of Moroccan flair, you will enjoy the exotic ambience that this style evokes.

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