Moroccan Style

The style is illuminated by the amazing North African country Morocco. This great country has coastal borders on: 

  • the Mediterranean Sea, 
  • the Atlantic Ocean. 

It borders: 

  • Algeria, 
  • Western Sahara, 
  • Mauritania,  
  • three Spanish-controlled land exclaves, including the Ceuta area, Melilla area, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera area. 

Morocco is also split into French and Spanish territories. Accordingly, the unique Moroccan style has significant influences from each of these grand countries. In supplement to the geographical influences on Moroccan style, many other factors have influenced the style choices of Moroccan people. These include: 

  • Moroccan desirable culture, 
  • history of the spectacular country, 
  • Mediterranean’s desirable climate, 
  • charming materials available,  
  • Morocco is an essential trade hub for a considerable number of inland African countries.

The Moroccan vibe first became widespread outside of Morocco during the 1960s era when the country became a favored tourist destination for wealthy hippies who returned home and endeavored to replicate the look. Although there are numerous different elements to the Moroccan manner that you can utilize in your interior design, the overall appearance is best expressed as exotic, elegantly dramatic, luxurious, expressively opulent, and grand. It is an appearance that focuses on specific colors, patterns, and fabrics to assemble stunning spaces.

The style concerns cheerful color, texture, and fluid lines. The technique draws much of its outstanding inspiration from the old Moorish design of the East and the earthly shapes and colors of the rolling sands of the sun desert. Its complicated beauty is seductive and inspires such colorful and stylish interiors. The hot climate means lots of time spent living indoors in excellent comfort. Interiors often mix elements of nature, vibrant colors, highly adorned furniture and accessories, potted plants, and gentle lighting to achieve the perfect indoor environment. 

Moroccan interior design: 

  • rarely uses harsh lines or edges,
  • u-shaped doors,
  • entryways in the traditional Islamic keyhole design,
  • domes are common,
  • open courtyards,
  • water fountains,
  • gardens.

Moroccan Style Elements:


The most outstanding iconic Moroccan architectural element is the Moorish arch. These arches may have a simple form of a curved top, or they take the shape of a horseshoe arch that tracks the outline of a temple. The arch dominates the Moroccan style in alcoves, straightforward doorways, and window areas.

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