How to design a Moroccan bedroom in a few easy steps
Moroccan decor is characterized by its gorgeously intricate architecture, vibrant colours, and exquisite furnishings. Overall, Moroccan interior design is very extravagant which is one of the many reasons why it’s very popular and admired. And decorating your bedroom in this style adds a touch of sophisticated, worldly elegance.
With a beautiful Moroccan light casting soothing shadows, vibrant colours and comfortable cushions, any splace becomes an oasis where the eye is pleased and the heart is filled. In this post, I will be showing you some tips to decorate your bedroom in a Moroccan style.
Moroccan Lighting fixtures
Lighting sets the room’s ambiance. Moroccan hanging lanterns can make the room come alive. You should select lighting fixtures with elaborate details like a stained-glass Moroccan lantern in place of the ordinary bed light. Or you can hang a metal lantern from the ceiling for that oriental feel. And to keep it really Moroccan and in theme, you can also add candlelight by inserting candles into brightly coloured, heat-resistant tea glasses that feature Moorish patterns.
To achieve a Moroccan look in the bedroom, place a brightly coloured comforter-rug throw on the bed. Choose a throw of a solid colour or with coloured stripes only at the bottom. Then in the upper portion place a myriad of pillows with mirror accents and intricate designs. Embroidered linens also add a Moorish touch to the decor. Arrange them at the top of the bed for best visual impact. Hang a colourful mosquito netting canopy from the ceiling above the bed to add height to the design.
Play with colours
Warm, vibrant colours are a hallmark of Moroccan decor. So, choose bright tones such as vibrant blue, sunshine yellow, flame red, or emerald green for walls, linens, rugs and accessories. You can temper these heavy hues and help balance the decor with earthy colours from tan to brown.
On the other side, to create a bedroom with less colour saturation, paint only a feature wall in a bright shade and use a neutral tan colour on the other three walls. In addition, use gold or silver metallics to highlight colours and patterns for a pinch of sparkle and shine.
As the cherry on top of the cake, accesorize your Moroccan styled bedroom to give prominence to the entire design. Lay a Moroccan Rug on a hardwood bedroom floor. Hang an arch-shaped, painted-tile, framed mirror on the wall. And to create a casual seating area, add two leather pouf ottomans at the base of the bed. Finally, if you have an empty corner you want to fill, you can place an intricately carved wooden floor screen to give the bedroom texture and height, completing the many layers of Moroccan design.