The lavish colors and exotically beautiful designs of Moroccan furniture can transform the ambiance of any room. Morocco is a small country in North Africa, and its artists draw inspiration from the desert that dominates their country and blends with that inspiration the unique Mediterranean patterns of Islam and Arabia. Their work integrates colors like green, blue, yellow, red, gold, and silver; their patterns are soothing and artfully crafted.
A Moroccan interior design theme can begin right at your front door, incorporating items such as painted ceilings, arches, and doors. Enhance the mood by lighting the entrance with Moroccan wall sconces, which can be made of brass, glass, or metal, and usually are shaped like triangles or squares. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Further in, candle lamps can give any room a warm, exotic look to set the mood for a romantic evening.
The furniture of Morocco created by local artisans is either expensive or not very well done. The value of this furniture is that it has been created by local artisans-it is traditional and handmade, which makes each piece a unique work of art. The furniture is heavy and durable, often taking hard geometric shapes. Furniture framings are frequently engraved in silver copper. For your living room, consider Morocco’s benches and small circular or hexagonal tables.
Accessorize the room with exotic accents, such as mirrors, fabrics, and mosaics, to create an exciting world of color and texture. The fabric of Morocco is made of soft embroidered silk that is exotically patterned. Patterns generally contain an interesting mixture of diamonds, squares, and other geometric shapes, represented with vibrant colors. Leather is another clear favorite covering for Moroccan furniture, as evidenced by the popularity of poufs.
Ceramic tiles or hardwood floors are great throughout the house, because they allow you to use area rugs to brighten the decor of any room. Moroccan area rugs are functional works of art. A few well-placed rugs will leave your guest with no doubts about the theme of your room-the soothing design and use of warm colors will fill guests with a sense of welcome and tranquility. A traditional kilim will make an inspired addition to your living room.
Moroccan decor can be extended to the kitchen via colorful handmade cooking tagine, as well as decorated plates, bowls, platters, tea glasses, vases, and countertop ceramics. Accessories are the key to a stylish kitchen, and the same goes for the bathroom. Embellish your bathroom with stunning patterns in mosaic; accessorize with paintings, shower curtains, shower rugs, and cabinets.
You’ll also find many accessories to enhance your bedroom, whether you want a full-on makeover or just to add a subtle hint of the Orient. Moroccan furniture, in the form of dressers, chests of drawers, and bedside tables, is only the beginning-accessorize with mirrors, headboards, rugs, and window treatments for a polished atmosphere. You can even buy highly-decorated pieces to cover your ceiling or invest in a unique wall fountain. The bright, earthy colors of a Moroccan-themed bedroom is sure to create a sense of lavishness and well-being.
Moroccan furniture and decor can be an investment that you will treasure for years. The uniqueness and artful craftsmanship of these quality settings will cost a little extra, but the aesthetic and cultural worth of these pieces will survive through generations, and they can only add to the appeal of your family home. Be creative and make the investment-Morocco’s exotic and artful furniture, accessories, and designs have timeless value!