Interior Design / July 9, 2018 / Nia Dozier.
We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to express ourselves through the way we decorate our homes. The search has led to North Africa.
It is perhaps too early to tell about permanence but, similarities with other long-standing design successes such as Mediterranean, Tuscan, Mexican Colonial, and Southwestern tend to indicate Moroccan decorating in its present form or deviation, should be with us for an extended visit.
Why Moroccan - Morocco is an intricate mosaic. At the bridgehead of Europe and Africa and the crossroads where east fades into west, exotic, mysterious Morocco are uncovered in its design and decoration.
Plan to submit to the intrigue of the styles and cultures. Use entryway furniture and decorations that reflect the colors, textures, and materials described below to set the mood for the room.
In case you are in need of stimulation to delve into the possibilities Moroccan decorating offers, pause upon names of such locales as Casablanca, Tangier, Rabat and Marrakesh to arouse some imagery. Get ready for rich, vibrant colors. Prepare for excess. Plan to submit to the intrigue of the styles and cultures.
Moroccan Interior Design Colors - Deep blue, for example, isn’t reserved for accents. Remember you’ve been forwarned to prepare for excess. The materials and methods used in Moroccan decorating are art from the ages.
Need more materials for inspiration - Use colorful mosaic tables to brighten a room. Find interesting burnished metallic works of art to adorn a barren wall. Assortments of metallic ribbon brocades can use on walls, floors or furnishings. Jewel-toned silks; influenced by interior design ideas of Indian homes, make great throws or covering for large pillows.
If some renovation work is involved in your make-over, install faux stone pillars in openings and design mosque tower shapes into interior design bulkheads. Arch some entryways and where possible replace some interior doors with wrought iron banisters and gates.
Don’t forget about the power of scent. Cachets of cinnamon, nutmeg, and exotic spices can whisk the mind to the markets of Marrakesh.
There are many Moroccos. Much of the Mediterranean north coast and particularly Spain, has been Moorish influenced. Look here to uncover familiar elements such as wrought iron grillwork, tiles, and Tejas. Apply them without fear in your adaptations of Moroccan stylings. The south of France and Tuscany offer other resources to loan back to their Moroccan source.
Your lead - One of the nice things about being on the edge of an entry level decorating fashion trend is that the guidelines have not been completely set. There isn’t a firm statement on what is right and what is wrong to assert your individuality.
If you do just a little study of the area and its culture you can grasp hold of your mosaic ideas and apply new, untried elements.