Incorporating exotic and tropical accents into the space you’re decorating along with bright colors is very common in authentic Moroccan home decor, and represent the tropical vegetation and architecture in the country. Many of these accents can be budget-friendly as well.
Paint the walls an eye-catching color, like blue or green, which represents the bodies of water or lush greenery in Morocco. Or choose warmer hues like red or orange for the walls of the room to represent the deserts or sunsets in the region.
Paint the wall paneling in a bronze or gold color to bring more brightness to the room and add an air of sophistication; the effervescence of golden hues are often seen in Moroccan decorating and give a shiny, regal accent to the other attractive colors in the room.
Choose an area rug made from tweed or natural fibers to add texture to the room; a rug with texture is commonly seen in Moroccan homes. Choose a sandy color like dark tan or beige for a neutral decorative accent if you’re already planning on using lots of other eye-catching colors, or select an area rug in a rich hue like purple or cherry red for a burst of color. Choose a slim rug for a narrow area like the hallway or formal dining room, or a wide square or circular rug for the center of your bedroom or living room.
Purchase potted plants for the room to mimic the Moroccan landscape. Flowers that grow often in the country include irises and alyssum. Sagebrush is a bushy plant that also grows in Morocco and can be potted and included in your indoor decor. Synthetic versions of these plants can also be included in the corners of the room if you’re not able to find them at the florist or local nursery.
Hang gold or bronze curtains in the room to coordinate with the wall colors and match the wall trimming.
Place a wooden coffee table or small end tables in the center or sides of the room. Use tables made of dark wood, as this is indicative of traditional Moroccan decor.
Purchase a sofa in red or blue (if you don’t already have a couch for the room), or small furniture like a chaise if you’re decorating a bedroom or reading room. Angular or square furniture reflects traditional Moroccan style; sofas with dark wood accents at the bottom or sides of the sofa reflect true Moroccan decor as well.
Add red or orange throw pillows to the couch or chaise.
Purchase a throw blanket in bronze to accent the sofa, or a bright green or orange velvet blanket trimmed in gold or bronze to feature more Moroccan colors in the room.
Place Moroccan lamps or lanterns with boldly colored glass on the tables, or use a larger lamp for the corner of the room that can stand on its own to complete the Moroccan look and add ambiance to the room.