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Moroccan Decorating In Your Home

Oct 31, 2007
The principle features of the Moroccan decorating style, such as heavy furniture, bright fabrics and the use of strong colors. How you can make it work in your own home.

It is often difficult to tell one style of furniture from another, they are so much alike. That is not a situation that is likely to happen when it comes to Moroccan furniture.

A motif beloved by hippies, poets and artists, Moroccan decor as well as furniture is now becoming popular among the rest of us. It creates a tranquil oasis of beauty to any home.

The main feature that you will notice about Moroccan furniture is the use of color. The word "plain" barely exists in this vocabulary. Stunning, vibrant colors, mirrors, fabrics, mosaics are all incorporated to create and exciting world of color and texture. The most prevalent colors are the bright colors of the Mediterranean on which it is bordered on the nor ht, such as blue green and red and the fiery colors of the desert on which it is bordered on the south, such as gold and yellow. Do not expect subtlety in Moroccan furniture; everything is bold, brash and makes a definite statement.

The tropical feel of the desert and the sea are woven into this style of decorating. The idea is to bring the outdoors alive and into your home, since it is too hot to go out into it. Furniture is heavy and very sturdy, with exotic designs that reflect the natural themes surrounding the home. Leather chairs, gilded arms and legs, mosaics worked into table tops and around mirrors are all common features of the Moroccan look. The materials are of the best quality with a wide range of bright colors and varied textures.

Mixed patterns are used extensively in Moroccan design. Fabrics are not just on curtains and sofas, but draped loosely over chests and chairs. The fabric may be interesting mixture of diamonds, squares and other shapes that you would not expect to find together in any other style of decorating. But these pieces are considered more art that furniture, and so the mixture works well in this context.

The fabrics used are usually intricately patterned silk. This offers an interesting contrast to the heaviness of the furniture pieces. Tapestries hung on walls, shades on lamps, and fabric draped on tables will be of a heavily designed but fine silk. Other materials such as leather and wool may also be used and are made a part of the furnishings. If you have ever seen a lamp in this style, you will be astounded at the intricacy and detail it contains. They may be carved out of wood, hammered out of metal and be adorned with brightly patterned fabric.

If you have ever dreamed of a life as a pasha, lounging on pillows and surrounded by bright colored but soft feeling fabrics against your skin, the Moroccan style is for you. Another may find it too garish, but if it suits your taste, it can make for a beautiful home.
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