Morocco’s rich culture is reflected in its alluring interior design style, characterized by vibrant colours and exquisite furnishings, its rich with earth and spice and alive with patterns. Distinctive accessories ranging from hanging lanterns to hand-painted plates play a key part. Tiles are used everywhere in Moroccan interior design,
from the floor to the ceiling and on walls to the tops of the tables.
Floor tiles are usually simple and made from terracotta, although they can be glazed. Those used on the walls, ceilings and on furniture are typically hand-made and painted with gorgeous designs.
Moroccan decor is full of pinks, yellows, oranges, and reds. These vibrant colours are taken from the country’s environment, the red and rich orange inspired by African sunsets, green and blue found in the sea of the area, tones of gold, light brown, yellow and silver from the surrounding desert. Moroccan design style invites rich colours of Middle Eastern interiors, dynamic contrasts, traditional patterns and uniqueness of Moroccan decorations and accessories.
Furniture and Accessories
Furniture should be simple and tends to be more rustic, perhaps of carved wood with colourful cushions. Leather, silk, and wool also work well as furniture fabrics in a Moroccan interior décor. Adding accessories can really pull the Moroccan interior design theme together. Wrought iron grills and wall art are perfect for this design scheme and fit perfectly with glazed Moroccan pottery or a brass tea set. Lamps made of leather, glass, ceramic, and brass work beautifully, too. Coloured glass and brass lanterns also look wonderful in this scheme, as do carved wood floor candle stands and tall pillar candles.
By Tola Akerele
Photography: All iDesign Lagos based projects