Moroccan Styles for Bedrooms

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Moroccan Styles for Bedrooms
Morocco is a country in Northern Africa. (morocco flag icon. (with clipping path) image by Andrey Zyk from

Instead of going with a non-specific look, make a bedroom more enjoyable with a specific decorating style. Options include modern, island, country or French country. Another fun possibility is a Moroccan theme. This Arabic country in Northern Africa reflects a blend of African, Mediterranean, French, Islamic and Spanish cultural influences.

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Wonder Walls

Choosing a wall treatment is the first step. Moroccan colours tend toward the bold: radiant red, deep greens, shades of brown, cobalt blue, bright yellow and even pink. If you want to tone things down a bit, you can paint only an accent wall in one of these tones. Or get a bit more creative and try a faux finish. Plaster walls are very common in Morocco, so much so that the country is known for its plaster, called tadelakt. Faux finishing is simple and provides depth and drama.

Moroccan Styles for Bedrooms
Plaster walls are commonplace in Morocco. (sandcolored plastered wall image by Dev from

Terrific Textiles

Authentic Moroccan curtains and bedding are available; however, for a cheaper option, you can buy bedding-curtain sets at department stores, big-box stores and linen stores in colours that nicely offset or perfectly match the walls. Place lots of pillows in various sizes on the bed and floor. Bring in a rug or two, which are typically found in Moroccan bedrooms. Even lampshades can play up the theme. Another good idea is draping netting or embroidered silk or some other luxurious fabric above your bed to add exotic flair.

Moroccan Styles for Bedrooms
Drape an airy netting above your bed for Moroccan flair. (teal netting image by nTripp from


Moroccan bedrooms feature a bed, dresser, large mirror and bedside tables, and often a wardrobe, folding screen, chest and intricately carved lamps. The furniture is thick, chunky and heavy, sometimes brightly painted. It is usually made of wood but is also available in wrought iron, and can feature ornate markings or mother-of-pearl detail. Authentic Moroccan furniture is available at import stores, or you can try purchasing furniture that mimics the style, then distressing, carving, painting or staining it yourself.

Moroccan accessories are often made of wrought iron.
Moroccan accessories are often made of wrought iron. (Tangier 41 image by Rainer Tagwercher from

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