Moroccan-inspired decor is quickly making its way around the design world and infusing spaces with exotic flair and old-world charm. "Moroccan style" instantly brings to mind rooms that are dripping in rich pattern, bold color, eclectic accessories, and layers of texture. But even if you don't consider yourself to be a bohemian gypsy or particularly bold decorator, you can embrace this trend in a modern way.
1. Black and white accessories can make just as much of an impact in a space as bright colors, especially in the form of a cluster of striped throw pillows or a bold bed cover. By selecting accessories in a similar color, such as blue and beige, the room feels cohesive and not like it's competing against itself.
2. One of the most iconic features of Moroccan decor are the intricate, hand-painted tiles found in kitchens, baths, floors, and doorways of old buildings and homes. Recreating this look is easy in any space where you can install a tile accent wall or backsplash like the one above. A simple black and white checkerboard floor instantly feels more European-cafe than country diner.
3. If you're drawn to a monochromatic color scheme, and you don't share your home with pets or other humans, you can still achieve a rich Moroccan inspired look by layering textures and natural fibers. A fringe-covered throw pillow, a tasseled-hanging lantern, and a bronze sculpture with a rich patina make this space feel lived-in and cozy.
4. Bright white walls and low-profile furniture let this narrow room's soaring ceilings and abundant natural light shine. Armless sofas and piles of throw pillows invite casual lounging and conversation. Instead of trying to cram decorative objects into every inch, grouping the room's furniture into an intimate gathering and allowing for lots of open space, immediately lets guests know where to go to make themselves comfortable.
5. Oh, suzani, don't you cry for me! A gorgeous woven suzani tapestry or upholstered chair is the only statement piece your modern Moroccan space needs. Keep other colors and textures neutral and instead opt to accessorize with house plants or metallic accents.
6. For those of you who would be brave enough to try a bold black and white scheme in your master bath (black granite tub, anyone?), limit tile and pattern to the lower third of the walls and floors. By keeping the other 2/3 of the walls and ceiling light and neutral, the room feels balanced instead of too heavy or gothic. Click here for more ideas on creating a bathroom oasis.
Enjoy the process!