Moroccan Style Decorating

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Moroccan Style Decorating
Use intricate designs and decorative fabrics to complement the Morrocan style. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Morocco is a country in northern Africa that has an influence from the Middle East. A Moroccan style in your home can make it have an exotic appeal. Moroccan decorating focuses on bright colours, patterns and lush fabrics. Accents that contain wrought iron, carved wood and dim lighting add appeal to the style. Decorating your home with a Moroccan style can take a lot of planning, but you will enjoy living in a home that has a mysterious and exotic appeal.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Luxurious fabrics
  • Throw pillows
  • Silk
  • Colourful flower pots
  • Exotic plants
  • Decorative mirrors
  • Persian rugs
  • Lamps
  • Candles
  • Scones
  • Accent furniture
  • Wall paint
  • Bold accessories

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Drape luxurious fabrics over furniture and window frames. Tie these fabrics back with colourful ribbon to keep them out of heavy traffic. Use fabrics rich in texture and colour, and accent furniture with throw pillows that contain geometric shapes and different patterns.

  2. 2

    Create canopies in rooms to add to the desert look. Drape silk over seating areas and bedrooms. This will create a tent appeal to rooms and make them appear luxurious.

  3. 3

    Decorate rooms with plants in large and colourful pots. Place papyrus or banana plants throughout the rooms. Tropical and exotic plants will add to the design and create a lush environment.

  4. 4

    Add mirrors to enhance the ambience in rooms. Choose decorative mirrors that have embellishments such as wood or jewels to add interest. Hang the mirrors on walls and the backs of doors to reflect light.

  5. 5

    Add Persian rugs with floor cushions in large rooms. Select rugs with natural fibres and intricate designs.

  6. 6

    Place lamps with low wattage bulbs and intricate designs in rooms. Moroccan decor focuses on dim lighting, so you can also add candles to rooms that are infused with scents such as cinnamon or nutmeg to add to the exotic appeal. You can also hang decorative scones on the walls.

  7. 7

    Select furniture pieces that are covered with patterns. Reupholster furniture to save money. Furniture that sits low to the ground will enhance the design. Look for furniture that has terra cotta, carved wood or wrought iron to set the tone.

  8. 8

    Select strong wall paint colours in shades of green and blue to create a Mediterranean landscape. Use gold and silver colours to create the feel of sand, or choose red and oranges for a sunset appeal.

  9. 9

    Add bold accessories to rooms to create accents. Hang colourful pottery plates on the walls, display vases filled with plants and branches on tables, or place mosaic tile designs such as a table in rooms to add to the Moroccan style.

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