Journey to Marrakech
Visualise the busy, bustling, brightly coloured marketplace of Marrakech, filled with intricate tapestries, an array of succulent fruits and the aroma of exotic spices. It’s sensory overload at its best but is all part of the Moroccan experience.
Next, we journey to the famous Souk, filled with carefully crafted rugs in all shapes, colours and sizes. The intricate artwork reveals traditional Moroccan tales told around the campfire of centuries old. It is a culture steeped in tradition. It is a culture steeped in luxurious but natural materials.
Venturing further into the Marketplace of Marrakech, you will discover an abundance of stalls selling lamps and lanterns of every variety. Lighting is essential in Moroccan homes, helping to create a relaxing ambience. Glass, wood and metal are all used in the creation of beautiful, tranquil lighting with wonderfully scented candles adding to the atmosphere in traditional lanterns.
Introducing These Moroccan Elements to Your Home
Picking a Pattern
Moroccan interiors typically reflect Its rich culture and emphasise history and tradition. Natural materials such as intricately carved wood, leather pieces, mosaic tiles and colourful fabrics are all essential elements within Moroccan homes and can be easily introduced into any contemporary interior.
Think about adding wooden coffee tables to your living room or wooden surfaces to your kitchen units. When adding a touch of Moroccan, be as rustic as possible. Are you daring enough to expose a real brick wall coupled with wooden floors and metal framed mirrors? If not, just add a splash of vibrant colour and design to the floor with an authentic Berber rug from our Azilal collection.
Room dividers are extremely popular in Moroccan interiors and lend themselves well to modern open plan living spaces. Room dividers can separate your open plan space into specific areas such as an area for dining; an area dedicated to the children’s toys and a cosy relaxation area for the evening. Traditionally, Moroccan room dividers are made of carved, ornate wood; adding an element of opulence to any room.
Lighting is essential within Moroccan living spaces to ensure an ambience of tranquillity. Lanterns constructed of metal, brass, steel or copper are featured throughout each room; filled with scented candles, adding to the relaxing atmosphere.
Moroccan lanterns use either clear or coloured glass, depending on the look you are trying to create. For a brighter space, clear glass lanterns are most effective. If you are attempting to go for subtle low lighting, a coloured glass lantern will absorb some of the bright light, creating a subtler look.
A Final Word
So, what are you waiting for? Now you know exactly how to bring a touch of Morocco into your own home, nothing is stopping you! Just remember to aim for natural materials and bright colours, and you can’t go wrong! We would love to see your transformations. Please share them with us at https://www.cjmoroccanberberrugs.co.uk/contact-us
Your Creative Journey design team x