Moroccan Furniture To Make Your Home A Haven This Winter
4th Oct 2013
There are those who like winter for its snow and for the holidays. It sure is fun to make snow men and play in the snow. But most people tire of these thrills pretty soon. All the slush and sleet makes it a daunting time for those who need to clean up the mess that’s brought indoors after being out in the snow. What you can do is to make staying indoors a lot more pleasant than being out. Create a warm cozy haven indoors for you and your family to retreat to when it is snowing outside. You could borrow some ideas from Moroccan décor to achieve this effect in an inexpensive and yet elegant manner.
A pouffe will bring a touch of exotic Moorish culture to any room. Your Moroccan pouffe can be aesthetically placed around a low Moroccan side table where tea is usually served. Or you could place a couple of them along your walls leaving space in the center of the room. Usually these Moroccan pouffes are made using high-quality genuine leather, hand-dyed and hand-stitched with expert craftsmanship. They are very beautiful and will improve the overall ambience of any room. Some interior decorators prefer to use one standard style of pouffe that most appeals to their senses across the home, while others like to mix and match various colors and styles to achieve their personal signature style. The lighting you choose will make a difference to the ambience, and in turn, the mood of those present. You need to keep the size of your home and rooms in mind when deciding on which type of lighting fixtures will be most suitable. Rather than bright lights, using subtle lights strategically placed will help in creating a warm glow, suitable for a winter retreat. Moroccan light fixtures can help here.
Moroccan lighting fixtures consist of a variety of lamps, lanterns and chandeliers. Most of them are handmade using brass and have elaborate motifs made using intricate patterns of stained or clear glass. Some need to be put up on the walls while some need to be fixed to the ceiling. You could use candles or electricity, whatever suits your palate. The patterned, muted lights are extremely relaxing and comforting and will surely add to your winter haven ambience.
Moroccan décor is extremely versatile and affordable. You could use ornate mirrors on your walls for the radiant glow of mother-of-pearl inlaid in wood. Colorful rugs and throw cushions can be used to add to the overall effect. Strategically placed jewelry boxes and wall hangings can complete the Middle Eastern look.
Try out this look this year and see how guests, family and friends throng to your home this winter and shower you with compliments on your impeccable aesthetic senses.