How to Decorate With a Moroccan Theme

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Those who grew up watching "I Dream of Jeanie" or at least caught it in reruns will understand some of the appeal and sensuality of Moroccan inspired décor. All you needed to do was peek inside Jeanie's bottle to see bold and beautiful colors and fabrics that this style of décor is famous for. Keep reading to find out how to incorporate a Moroccan theme into your home decorating projects.

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    Paint the walls in rich jewel tones. If painting isn't your strong suit, you can of course use wallpaper in these tones. You should be able to find some very suitable wallpaper designs for your needs.

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    Use boldly colored saris to make pillows and curtains. This step is particularly helpful if you are decorating on a budget. It is quite possible to find rather large orders of used saris that are well suited for this if you scour online auction sites or thrift stores. Aside from that you will have some very beautiful pillows and curtains.

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    Make huge floor pillows for family rooms that are being decorated in a Moroccan theme. You may also use saris for this if you have enough material; otherwise, there are many beautiful fabrics that can be ordered online from stores dealing with specialty fabrics.

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    Plan lighting that incorporates the use of low wattage sconces and lanterns throughout the room rather than harsh overhead lighting. This part of the world is warm; the lighting should reflect that warmth.

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    Choose ornate designs in furniture, mirrors and on rugs. The furniture of this region is simply stunning. You do not need every piece of furniture in the room to carry the Moroccan decorating theme, but you do need at least one piece of this beautiful furniture in order to complete the look.

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