Moroccan decor invokes traditions from the Far East, Southern Spain and Northern Africa. Fabrics are luxurious silks, embroidered wools and gauze-like sheers. The bedroom is your relaxing private oasis expressing the images of the Bedouin, Moorish palaces and the Sahara Desert.
1. Color is very vital. It should be bold in cobalt blue, deep purple, saffron yellow and reddish-orange. Imagine the colors of saffron, paprika, curry and cinnamon which require balance with more earthy tones such as sand, camel and coffee. As for the texture, Moroccan walls are rough stucco or weathered.
2. Take fabric into account when furnishing the window, especially airy and lightweight fabric that drape and flow in the rich colors mentioned above, sway the fabric over the rods instead of hanging them. Choose sheers of a lighter tone but same rich color or select curtains with a light pattern in the accent colors, such as cobalt blue, gold or silver with a gauzy milky white background.
3. Rug is always necessary to cover the hardwood floor especially the Persian or woven Kilim area rug to soften the wood. Add floor pillows or floor cushions in embroidered silks, rustic reds and orange kilim colors.
4. Lighting defines the mood. Moroccan candle lanterns are to be placed on the nightstands instead of bed lamps. Hang a wrought-iron chandelier with metal cutouts or a tinted resin bowl for the center of the ceiling. Strategically situate a mirror framed in metal with a Moorish design or arch so that light bounces off the glass to infuse the bedroom in a warm glow.
5. The room size defines the choice whether the chairs, benches, dressers and chests are of carved, dark wood or wrought iron. Alternately go for an inlaid dresser or bedside table. Intricate carvings and arches should go well with bed frames to make a statement. Think contrast when selecting furniture. For an example, a rough wooden table can be topped with a highly polished silver tray.