Moroccan Decor Ideas & Inspiration: Journey To Morocco

Saffron Marigold - Updated: April 29, 2021

Moroccan decor delivers a blend of global influences that instantly curate that coveted collected-over-time look. Indeed, Moroccan style decor is warm and inviting. This stunning style developed at the crossroads of Europe and Africa. The result? A gorgeous look that appeals to our sense of wanderlust.

a guide to authentic Moroccan decor and Moroccan style for home interiors

 

Our Moroccan-inspired collections are easy to mix and layer. Each celebrates the colors, patterns, and decorative arts of Morocco. From Moroccan pillows and bedding to Moroccan curtains filled with colorful Moroccan patterns, our collections are filled with pure Moroccan style. Our linens impart a touch of Tangier and help you find yourself in Fes. Which one of our Moroccan prints inspires you? 

What is Moroccan decor?

To decorate in a Moroccan style is to dress your home in colors and texture. Moroccan decor includes these design elements everywhere from pillows to rugs to art. Float generous folds of fabric across windows or bedposts for a mystical Moroccan touch. Add candlelight, metallic accents, and plenty of cushions. Within moments, you’ll feel as if you’re in Marrakech!

Marrakesh, Morocco decor plates on a wall
Marrakesh, Morocco: photo by Taryn Elliott

Start with a Moroccan pattern you love 

Moroccan textiles are famous throughout the world for their intricate, bold patterns, so it makes sense to start your home decor journey with a Moroccan pattern that you absolutely love. Once you have one–or a few–selected, it will be easy-peasy to decorate your home.  You may even decide that you want to build the rest of your decor around that print. You can make the Moroccan pattern a focal point for the room, or you might want to use it as the concept or theme for your Moroccan interior design.  

On the other hand, you might want to echo a shape from that pattern in the rest of your furnishings and home decor,  or you may want to tease out an accent color from the main print to repeat around the room. In many ways, it’s whatever your heart desires here, and remember–you’re not limited to just one or two patterns. When it comes to Moroccan decor and design, layering patterns is the name of the game. 

Our Moroccan patterns

Our Royal Mansour and Royal Mansour Quartz found design inspiration in Marrakech. It honors the white latticework of the Royal Mansour, a royal hotel.

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Casablanca and Casablanca Blues

Gleaming white building, azure skies, steaming cups of mint tea, and Atlantic waters join here. Enjoy a sense of Casablanca with its namesake collection, Casablanca Blues.

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Spice Route

Spice Route evokes imagery of sauntering camels and clamoring spice markets. You may even detect the heady aroma of incense perfuming the warm evening air.

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Mosaique Bleue

Mosaique Bleue serves as our tribute to the world-renowned Moroccan tilework known as zellige. Here, we take a floral motif and arrange in a traditional Moroccan tile pattern.

Moroccan curtains for instant Moroccan decor

Moroccan style curtains come in as many sizes and styles as the mounds of spices at the souks. Choose a set of Moroccan curtains that can lay the foundation for the rest of your Moroccan decor and turn on the volume for your sense of Moroccan style. From beaded valances to full-length sheers, Moroccan style window treatments deliver uncommon beauty.

elegant Moroccan home decor, Moroccan curtain panels green white and blue at elegant desk

For a sensual, vibrant interior design, turn to Moroccan curtains. (And if you love our curtains but can’t use sheers, there’s an easy fix–see this post.

red Moroccan curtains, beaded valance curtains with Moroccan pattern

A Moroccan bathroom for your everyday escape

When you can’t just up and whisk yourself away to the Land of Colors, do the next best thing! Create your own Moroccan escape from the rest of your everyday world by turning your bath space into a Moroccan style bathroom.

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of transforming yours into a Moroccan bathroom by hanging one of our Moroccan patterned shower curtains at the bath. A Moroccan curtain filled with vivid colors and patterns breathes new life into any space–especially a small space like a bathroom. Echo the look with Moroccan window treatments. Turn down the lights, burn a sandalwood candle, and enjoy.

Moroccan bedding

Treat yourself to Moroccan bedding and you’ll enjoy a magnificent retreat that’s pleasing to the senses. A Moroccan bedroom invites tactile pleasures and invites you to sink in, relax, and enjoy its sensory delights.  Moroccan bedding can be as simple as throwing one of our cotton duvet covers over the bd, or it can be as elaborate as suspending sumptuous Moroccan curtains from a four-post bed. Whichever route you choose, color and fabric is the name of the game. Here, soft fabrics and accessories serve as luxe eye candy. 

colorful Moroccan bedroom with blue and white Moroccan bedding, red curtain panels, Moroccan throw pillows

Of course, Moroccan beddings serves a practical purpose, too. Our Moroccan duvet covers are reversible and made for convenience. Simply flip the duvet over and you have a whole new look! In warmer climes, turn to our lightweight cotton bedspreads. Whichever kind of Moroccan bedding you choose, remember to pile on Moroccan pillows for extra softness.

Moroccan tablecloths & table runners

Welcome Moroccan colors and patterns as a way to liven up neutral spaces. Spread a pretty cloth with a Moroccan pattern across the table to bring Moroccan home decor into the kitchen or dining room. This is the perfect accompaniment to a spicy meal and an evening of story telling. 

Moroccan blue table runner with geometric and floral pattern, cloth napkins, bowl of nuts

Don’t forget to try a Moroccan table runner in the living room! Simply lay one across a console or coffee table for an easy dose of global style. Remember set of Moroccan curtains in the dining room!

Accents & essentials to Moroccan decor

Whether you want to have a room or an entire home filled with Moroccan style or whether you prefer to have just a few touches of Moroccan decor to sprinkle in for bohemian style, there are a few key pieces of Moroccan decor that can help you achieve the look you want. 

red Moroccan pillows in a Moroccan style boho living room

From cushions and Moroccan pillows to curtains and intricately carved pieces of furniture, pick and choose which elements of Moroccan style you’ll want to add to your Moroccan home decor.

Moroccan lanterns

A Moroccan lantern exists where form and function meet. Use one in any room in which you desire a softly filtered canopy of light. The bedroom is the first place that comes to mind, of course, but how about in the living room? And  can you just imagine how spectacular they’ll look in the dining room come evening?

lanterns
Little Light Bazaar

Moroccan Floor Lamp

Yes, you can set this directly on the floor, which great for lighting a boho living room or bedroom.

Moroccan decor, colorful glass lanterns
World Market

Glass Dahlia Hanging Tealight Lanterns

Suspend these tealight lanterns anywhere you’d like to cast a gentle, colorful glow.

Moroccan furniture

A traditional Moroccan living room features low furniture, so for true Moroccan vibes, look for low pieces. A low coffee table is perfect for a Moroccan style living room while a brass tray table is perfect as a nightstand in a Moroccan bedroom.

 carved Moroccan style coffee table
West Elm

Carved Wood Coffee Table

Intricately carved wooden furniture is a hallmark of Moroccan interior design.

Moroccan deco, Moroccan brass tray table
Arabian Home Decor

Handcrafted Moroccan Brass Tray Table

Morocco’s interpretation of a tray table features brass tabletops carved by hand.

Moroccan decor: patterned rugs and carpets

Bring another layer of tactile goodness into your Moroccan-inspired home with rugs. Moroccan textiles like these look great over wood and tile floors or layered over natural rugs like sisal or jute. However, they can certainly brighten up the look of wall-to-wall carpeting, too. 

Moroccan decor, fair trade Moroccan rug, handmade
The Anou

Hanbel Rug

Hanbel rugs are entirely crafted by hand, which makes your Moroccan space feel even more authentic.

Moroccan decor, fair trade Moroccan rug handmade
The Anou

Boucherouite Rug

Handmade and fair trade, this thick, colorful rug feels as wonderful as it looks!

Moroccan pillows galore

We would be remiss to write a Moroccan style guide without mentioning Moroccan throw pillows! In Moroccan decor, the more pillows, the better. In living rooms and bedrooms, a pile of Moroccan pillows in various patterns will help you build on the look. Pile them on a sofa, toss them on the floor, or place them on chairs. Everybody will love them!

dog sleeping on Moroccan pillows, blue and white bed

Choose an array of Moroccan style pillows for a soft, welcoming look in your space. We have a wide array of Moroccan pillow covers to help you achieve the look you want!

Putting it all together

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