Friday, December 17, 2010

Design A Moroccaninspired Room

Longing to capture the exotic, sensual and colorful essence of Arabian Nights within the interior comfort of your own home? No matter your budget, here are some ways to design a Moroccan-inspired room. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Consider the geographic beauty of Morocco when selecting your color scheme. Look for the deeply vibrant colors of red, green and blue found in the Mediterranean Sea as well as gold, yellow, and silver from the surrounding Sahara Desert.

2. Design a lush, tropical atmosphere by bringing the outside indoors. Use exotic plants and flowers, murals and textured walls, and water fountains. Terra cotta tiles are also a typical decorative material. In Morocco, these tiles are used on floors throughout the home while walls are covered primarily in kitchens and bathrooms.

3. Incorporate unique, Moroccan-inspired interior home accents such as lamps and lanterns, wall hanging rugs, carpets, mirrors, screens and folk art. These small decorative items can greatly enhance the overall theme of the room.

4. Utilize traditional Moroccan-carved or Moroccan-inspired furniture such as mosaic-topped tables, consoles and armoires, wrought iron chairs and benches or sofas and chaises upholstered with Moroccan fabrics.

5. Mark the room's entrance with a decoratively carved door. In Morocco, doors are another opportunity to display traditionally symbolic and intricate wood craftsmanship.