What do you see when you try to visualize a well-designed home? Most probably, what would come to your mind would be a seamless blend of colors, material, light and décor items. Who would not like to achieve the perfect blend of these factors for their own residence? One of the easiest ways to achieve this perfect blend is to follow the Moroccan trend in interior décor. This is one style that will bring an elegant and exotic touch to the interiors of your house. The visual appeal that Moroccan décor can achieve is virtually unparalleled among the various styles followed in interior décor.
The Moroccan style of home décor combines rich and vibrant colors with Moorish motifs and sturdy workmanship to bring to you furniture and furnishing that is the right blend of traditional and contemporary styles. Moroccan furniture is usually heavily ornate, depicting geometric or floral patterns that show a strong Persian influence. This should not come as a wonder considering the geographical location as well as the history of Morocco. This beautiful country is situated between the continents of Africa and Europe, with both Atlantic as well as Mediterranean coastlines. Apart from being a passage between the influences from various cultures on these two continents, Morocco has had an extremely colorful history having been under the rule of North Africa, Rome, Arabia, Spain, and France. Each of these reigns brought in their unique traits into the culture and craft of Morocco. Moreover the physical proximity to many other countries also have contributed to the unique blend that is known now as Moroccan décor.
The materials used in Moroccan décor are usually hand-dyed leather, cloth, wood, metal and glass – all of which are sturdy and durable materials. The colors are those seen in the natural environment of the country of Morocco – red, green, gold, yellow, brown, etc. As a contrast to these bright colors, Moroccan lighting fixtures aim at a muted lighting effect. Each piece is handmade by skilled artisans who intricately carve out elaborate patterns in metal to achieve fabulous light and shadow effects on everything around. Moroccan chandeliers, for instance, are masterpieces that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any hall or corridor you choose to grace with it. The right choice from the myriad options can help you set the mood in each room of your house.