The many cultures and religions of Morocco have made it a hotspot of inspiration for interiors with a mix of traditional patterns, colours and shapes and there’s little wonder that it’s a favourite of interior designers and homeowners around the globe. As a lover of multi-cultural design and as someone who adores an eclectic mix in my own home, it’s certainly one of my favourite styles with it’s touchable textiles and the glint of warm metallics creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere – even here in rainy Britain!
If you love this style and are wondering how to incorporate a little Moroccan style into your home, happily you don’t have to move to Morocco nor do you have to learn to haggle at the souks of Marrakesh. There are lots of retailers out there who have done that hard work for you and have brought the look of Morocco to our own shores. So here are my tips for what to look out for to create the bohemian and travelled style that’s been so appealing for so many years.
Moroccan architecture with it’s colourful tiles and elegantly arched doorways in the Islamic keyhole style is a reoccurring pattern we see in homes there but incorporating the look is as simple as using graphic tiles in interesting ways.
Our Marrakech Sierra Copper 16 Pattern Floor Tile will give you the same kind of a look in an easy to maintain tile, perfect for a conservatory, sunroom, kitchen or bathroom.
You can also consider painting a keyhole shape around a square doorway to mimic the look and echo that amazing travelled style or use a patterned tile for your kitchen splashbacks.
Lighting plays another important role in Moroccan style – from lanterns to pendants with cut out designs, casting refracted light around a space.
I love the idea of using a Moroccan style light fixture to create texture and interest in an otherwise neutral space. A single element creates a focal point for your eyes and contrasts beautifully with an understated colour scheme.
The textiles of Morocco are saturated by the colours of the landscape and it’s culture, from deep ochre to vibrant rusty reds, bright sea blues to bold purples, .
You can incorporate this look by layering a single textile rug on a larger sisal rug as below, keeping the rest of the space neutral for a bold pop of colour.
Or if you love a space that really makes a statement, consider piling on the rugs, cushions, throws and poufs to create that lived-in look that makes you want to relax and put your feet up with a cold drink.
So whether you decide to really embrace Morocco from patterned tiles to cut out style lighting and a welcoming mix of textiles or create a focal point with a single piece for maximum impact, you can create this stunning look in your home! Do you love the Moroccan look as much as I do? I’d love to hear from you if so!