How to create a Moroccan living room at home?


After passing through a small vestibule and a dark corridor, you find yourself in a place where the key words are calm and harmony. The architecture of the place, its materials, its colors, its smells and its sounds immerse you in the heart of Morocco. Yet you are in your living room. How did the magic of decoration work? Morocco is a unique, radiant country, with its most recognizable decoration. The country has a strong identity. It is a setting where the pigments take on an incomparable intensity. It is a country full of warmth and conviviality: large benches, low furniture, cushions, rugs and curtains are the symbols of any good Moroccan living room that respects itself, whether it looks rather traditional or very modern. How to recreate this Moroccan atmosphere in your living room, this warm and resolutely chic side? Here are some tips that will make your living room a real invitation to travel.

Cushions galore

The Moroccan living room does not shy away from the variety of colors, patterns and prints. This is even what makes its mark. To bring authenticity and comfort, multiply the cushions that come as so many touches of color and softness on the sofa in your living room. Because it is the conviviality that is the very essence of Moroccan salons. And what could be warmer than many cushions? Play the card of pomp and brilliance!

Moroccan rugs

Install a large and beautiful Berber rug in the middle of your room, a rug that tells a story. Berber rugs and kilims are sumptuous patterned rugs, references of Moroccan decoration.

Moroccan rugs are often essential decorative pieces for design lovers, as they are usually one of a kind pieces that bring a special style to any place. Their tones can be extraordinarily vivid or on the contrary completely neutral. They are mainly patterned. Due to their understated elegance and endless variety, they work equally well in very contemporary interiors as they do in more bohemian environments. In short, these beautiful hand-woven pieces will add personality to your living room.

Patterned tiles

The bright and contrasting tiling is a very common element in authentic Moroccan spaces. The Moroccan-style patterned tiles are particularly eye-catching, you can reserve it for the entrance to your house or the entrance to your main room.

Make way for extravagance

The Moroccan decoration has this advantageous: it can allow you to give free rein to your desires, even the craziest. You can choose large patterns, shimmering colors, flashy details, with it anything goes. Moroccan decoration, more than any other, allows extravagance.

The pouf, Moroccan seat par excellence

It is the essential of a Moroccan living room. Serving as both a seat and a footrest, it is a classic element that brings warmth and comfort to your interior. It can be embroidered, worked, or on the contrary quite simple. It is a centerpiece to showcase Moroccan craftsmanship. It is in itself an invitation to travel. Present in rooms with bohemian and nomadic decoration, the pouf is a small craft jewel, most often in real leather, and sewn by hand.

Moroccan fabrics

Morocco is a land of craftsmanship. The richness, simplicity and beauty of all its woven items is no longer to be proven. Cushions, throws, wall hangings or rugs, choose elements in an identical color palette. Muslins, hangings, these are the fabrics and their colors and prints or weavings that set the tone in decoration.

Lighting with oriental charm

How about an oriental, mysterious and magical pendant light? Metal lamps are another element of classic decoration seen in Morocco. Whether lanterns or suspensions letting points of light pass, Moroccan lamps bring a touch of magic to your living room. For an atmosphere worthy of the greatest Moroccan riads, add candle holders and many candles.

A cozy alcove to say the least

Woodworking is one of the glories of Moroccan craftsmanship. The carved wooden moucharabiehs will make magnificent screens in your living room. These carved decorative panels are really the singularity of a Moroccan decoration. They allow you to see without being seen … And thus delimit a 100% comfortable alcove.

Leather for your sofa

The authenticity of the Moroccan living room lies in the choice of leather for the sofa and in the shaping of the leather for the benches. Leather can be declined in a whole range of natural colors: cream, chocolate, caramel, etc. Moroccan artisans excel in working with skins, so it is only logical that we find this material very present in Moroccan decoration. Used for sofas or ottomans, it is also used for certain buffets or other furniture, which can also be used in traditional or more contemporary interiors.

Mix styles and materials

The Moroccan decorating style has this advantage that it blends well with almost any other decorating style. Do you have a more Scandinavian-oriented interior? No problem, add a plush sofa, bright colors, low furniture and precious materials and there you are with a unique style of decor: your own.

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