The key to Moroccan furniture is the use of lots of color – like a rainbow that has been let loose to multiply geometrically into intricate designs for a collage of splendid hues that will get immediate attention. Moroccan decor uses all the natural colors found in their environment – the deep blue and green of the ocean at their doorstep – the rich gold and yellow found in the desert – and the red, purple and pink that is like a fiery sunset. All of these colors and combinations make up their delightful furnishings making Moroccan furniture wonderful for great decorating accents.
Moroccan furniture likes to bring nature into the home with the use of lots of plants and greenery that will contrast beautifully with their vibrant furnishings. They also use color on their walls – deep rose or bright blue or green – adding character to a room before you even furnish it. Textured walls are also popular with a distressed look that gives it more substance. Texture carries over into the use of different types of fabrics and natural fibers that are used for upholstery on furniture or in dramatic draperies or canopies that can be used in a bedroom over a bedroom or another area to provide more privacy.
Textural materials are found in the fibers of their rugs – some very vibrant geometric patterns that are made in Marrakech and other urban areas are in bright hues while the Berbers who live in the rural regions of Morocco produce rugs that are more subdued in sand tones like the desert. These rugs look wonderful against dark wood floors and offer a natural blend with any other furnishings in the room.
Silk is often used for cushions on chairs or sofas or bedding and is usually exquisitely hand embroidered in beautiful floral patterns for more texture as well as a beautiful accent anywhere. Bedding is often in rich and vibrant colors of red, purple or royal blue – that makes a statement and showcases the room in a dramatic way. Moroccan decor uses jewel toned fabrics, paint and accessories to offset the usually dark carved wood used on their furniture.
Other traditional furnishings found in Moroccan decor includes the use of benches that are often found in hallways or living areas with beautiful high curved wooden arms and beautiful upholstered cushions or seats. Used for seating or for ornamental purposes they are pieces of furniture that offer a sense of style. Hand painted and carved wooden ceilings are often found in a bedroom or living room making a spectacular focal point with their geometric patterns and vibrant designs that will dazzle those lucky enough to gaze at them every day.
Moroccan furniture can be infused into your home in accents with pillows, rugs or a small table to make a start on a journey that will take you to a land of many cultures that have coalesced together to become a beautiful blend of urban and rural designs that will provide a comfortable and vivid presence in your home.