The go to colors for Interior Design are typically shades of white, and shades of gray making them the most popular color schemes. However designers and homeowners need to be careful not to take that style in to boring territory.

Strive for Colors that Invoke Excitement:

Moroccan Style achieves that goal. Beautiful hand painted floor tiles and gorgeous luxurious rugs provides accessories with the best color palette that just may provide the best design ideas to add that excitement to your home design.

Moroccan décor provides a desired drama and unavoidable excitement to your home décor. A big influence for this style comes from Africa with striking patterns, lanterns, and a sense of sophistication. These designs have endured for centuries with elements taken from the Moroccan culture, and have made their influence into modern American decor. The Moroccan style is easily incorporated in many of today’s styles of décor and has a flair that is sure to catch the attention of every visitor who enter your home.

More than just bronze pendant lamps and bright colors, Moroccan style incorporates muted hues with unique shapes with curvy lines. Moroccan Style blends in beautifully with most other styles.

Be Inspired!

Here’s our best ideas that will give your decor that Moroccan look – that will make you feel like you’re on a never ending vacation.

  1. Deep Bold Colors

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Go for that Mediterranean vibe by flooding the room with deep violet colors and vibrant blues. For your kitchen introduce blue colors for cabinetry and deep vein marble counters that will offer a tasteful yet calming feel. It’s all in the details.

  1. Moroccan Flooring

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There are many creative ways to add  color to your home’s style without departing from your existing style and theme. Moroccan floor tiles with their vibrant patterns will provide that perfect opportunity. It is a safe to think that Moroccan floor tiles have a prominent Mediterranean influence that can’t be ignored. Some Moroccan floor tiles are great to work with because they come in patterns and without too much color. However, other Moroccan floor tile styles come in brighter colors and take the spotlight. Bright, sharp contrasting colors are a common element of authentic Moroccan decor. Floor tiles with Moroccan-style patterns are eye catching and typical in deeper hues of blues and whites, creams and blacks.

  1. Moroccan Rugs

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Beautifully distinctive, with rug patterns that are a staple of Moroccan decor—Patterns of diamonds are commonly seen on Moroccan rugs. Famous for dynamic colorful designs with bold geometric patterns. This style is definitely one of the hottest design trends. Each accessory piece is a slice of folk art, and ends up being a family heirloom that will be passed down for generations to come.

Only dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, These sophisticated rugs have stood the test of time earning their high social status in the halls of popular interior design. These rugs have gained influence in western and Turkish culture throughout the mid 1800’s. Known for geometric designs with bold and colorful patterns that differ from traditional Persian rugs. These rugs stand the test of time and add a focal point of interest to any décor.

  1. Dramatic Details

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Moroccan désigns can be either ratcheted up or dialed down depending on your taste and style. If you want to go bold, Moroccan style décor will permit you to go big or go home. Go with larger, more intricate patterns, paying the most attention to flashy colors and shimmering details that are layered one on top of the other. Achieve this by utilizing bright patterned pillows, and perhaps a side table, that is set on a  vibrant colored patterned rug that will enhance it all.

  1. Exotic pendant lighting – Hang a Moroccan-Style Light

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Moroccan style lighting is steeped in intricate hand pierced metal screens, lampshades, quatrefoil, trellis, and Moroccan patterns, with symmetrical colored glass and curves. Moraccan lamps draw design inspiration from flavors of Moroccan style that is infused in to lighting fixtures and throughout the design, accentuating the inspirations of Africa.

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Looking for a Moroccan style pendant or a Moroccan lamp? Either one will provide a Moroccan touch to your design. Even little design features can give you that Moroccan style feeling. Three pendant lights as the center piece of a room will beautify the space, add a softness and sophistication with bright pillows and gold accent mirrors hanging on the walls. Three pendant lights will easily turn the kitchen from traditional to a delightful bohemian design. Another classic désign element visible in Morocco désign are metal lamps. Whether it’s a pendant lamp or metal lantern which provides directional light, Moroccan lamps add sophistication and style to any space.


  1. Add Style With A Moroccan Backsplash

moroccan tile for kitchen backsplashGive your kitchen that Moroccan touch by putting in Moroccan backsplash tile. Famous in its own right, Moroccan tile is found throughout Morocco. Beautiful mosaics, patterned textiles, busy bazaars, and colorful markets, Moroccan styled designs are a great way to inspire your own unique style of design. For anyone who wants something different, Moroccan-style kitchens can satisfy a desire for adventurous design. Moroccan tile is a national tradition in Moroccan style that actually dates back to past centuries. Glazed mosaics and pattern designs seem to glisten against the country’s boring, dry, Mediterranean landscape.

  1. Moroccan Throw Pillows Are A Must

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Moroccan décor s never shy and is always bold. Using patterned prints and bright colors is a good identifier of Moroccan style. Add colorful patterned pillows for stunning pops of color, and to provide a bit of class to a bed or sofa.  L-shaped sofas with the use of geometric patterned pillows will express a beautiful Moroccan flair.

A Moroccan style pouf is a long-held tradition that serves as a foot-stool or an additional seat for a Moroccan style living room. Be sure to add a pouf that will provide that classic accent to your own living room.

Layer Patterns

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Moroccan style has no limitations when it comes to patterns. Blend together a mosaic of patterns that contrast without being worried about clashing. For instance, you could layer two different Moroccan-style rugs – one on top of the other, giving it a Moroccan touch. You can also choose one dominant color such as black as a unifier to bring a needed cohesion to a space with so many patterns.

 8. Think About Texture

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Moroccan decor has many textures, mixing them into a room with wall hangings, pillows, linens, blankets, and rugs will provide a Moroccan themed vision, If you incorporate Moroccan-inspired floor tiles into a similar color palette, allowing the floor tiles textures to be the most interesting aspect of the rooms appeal. This is a great example of Moroccan style with textures shining through.

  1. Mix in Your Own Style


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Moroccan décor mixes well with almost any other décor style. It goes beautifully with Traditional design, and adds beauty and elegance to eclectic designs. It does not matter what your style of décor, you can find a stylish way to incorporate little touches of Moroccan style decor. You can mix together different Moroccan elements like a pouf, a woven lamp, or a rug while adding your own personal style with throw pillows, pastels, and midcentury silhouettes.

Whether you opt to design a room completely in Moroccan décor style or choose to incorporate it somewhat subtly, it’s a gorgeous and sophisticated  style to add to any decor.

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