With summer just around the corner, its perfect excuse to refresh your home for a new look. One of the most popular and exciting interior design styles which were on trend for few years now and its one of my favourite interior style is the magical Moroccan style.
It's rich, luxurious and exotic style has results from different culture blends including Spanish, Arab and sub-Saharan influences, making it a magical country. Adding few Moroccan elements can easily bring that warm yet exotic vibes into your space weather you live in modern or traditional home. And it's the perfect theme if you are planning to throw little party and want to create a unique atmosphere to impress your guests or simply make your home look like a vacation house.
So here is my quick few tips on how to easily bring the Moroccan souks vibe into your homes...So keep on reading.
Nowadays, you doesn't have to spend a fortune to achieve the warm and exciting Moroccan atmosphere , with just few bold accent pieces, vibrant textile and geometric prints you are already on the right track.
The wall colour is a good starting point, consider diluting the paint to create a washed effect for an authentic feel or go for crisp white to make the bright accessories pop. If you are wondering what colours to use to create a bright Moroccan interior just take a quick look at their souks (marketplace) where you will be inspired with all these vibrant colours found in spices.
Moroccan Interiors focus on details , add few layers of texture using brightly embroidered mismatched cushion in shades of pink, turquoise and green along with the Moroccan Handira (wedding Blanket) acting as throw on sofa / bed. Be super creative by mixing different patterned tiles to add an exotic vibe to dull areas such as the back-splash in kitchen.
TIP: For Inexpensive alternative to wall tiles create a focal point using patterned stencil prints or Tile-inspired wallpaper .
SET THE MOOD:
Moroccan style isn't complete without its main cosy elements including low seating furniture, rich rugs and floor cushions which will instantly give your room that North African drama. By Simply hanging few lanterns from the ceiling and placing an oversized Mirror against the wall you have already created a relaxed & warm atmosphere.
Lighting is an important element in Moroccan interiors, it highlights the dark tones of your decor that you may have in your home and its best use for bedrooms or spaces where you want creates a soft ambience. And it's no surprises that the Moroccan theme are very popular in any social gathering events so if you want to create a memorable atmosphere for next party simply invest in few Moroccan lanterns.
TIP: To achieve a casual look, hanging few lanterns in various styles and finishes in corner of or as a focal point over a dining area.
What I love about the Moroccan interior style is that you can mix with other minimal styles such as the Scandinavian to achieve a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere. When we think of the busy streets of Marrakesh we think bustling crowds,twinkling lights but Moroccan style can also look incredibly calm and sophisticated with carefully selected pieces. Pure white and minimal accents such as silver metals and monochrome will bring the calming casual feel into your bedroom with an few tealight holders ,candles and don't forget adding cushions for extra comfort.
TIP: Mix patterns in the same colour Palette focusing at greys and neutrals shade or monochrome.