1001 Arabian Nights In Your Bedroom. Moroccan Décor Ideas

The Arabian culture has always offered us all sorts of inspiration. In interior design, using it can be tricky. You have to be very specific and accurate. You need to do some research beforehand or you may think you’ve given your bedroom a Moroccan look for example when in fact it’s just cheap illusion. Here are a few pointer to steer you into the right direction.

Hang lanterns above the bed and around it. If you have a canopy bed, use the frame. It will give the bedroom an authentic Moroccan look and the ambiance is also sort of romantic.

Pay attention to the fabrics and patterns you use in the bedroom. They should be soft, thick and the patterns need to actually evoke the culture.

Turn the ceiling into a focal point. This coffered ceiling is a work of art. So intricate and full of details.

Pick a headboard that stands out. Simple and plain designs are not really Moroccan-style. Opt for something more ornate like this one.

Here’s another gorgeous headboard that beautifully captures the essence of this style. The bed also features lanterns hanging on either side which emphasize the authentic look.

A carved canopy bed with an intricate design like this one is a one-of-a-kind piece. The whole room looks like a temple, with the niches in the walls, the arched windows and that ornate ceiling.

Hang carpets on the walls. For example, use a carpet with a Moroccan motif to create the illusion of a headboard for the bedroom.

Try a hanging bed. However, not any kind of bed will do. This one is perfect. The canopy and the soft, see-through fabric plus the way the bed floats make it look absolutely gorgeous.

Choose ornate furniture pieces such as a side table with a carved base or nightstands with that weathered, antique look. The bed can also feature decorations carved into its base.


Arched doors and windows can also impact a room’s décor. But be careful because there are several different shapes and designs when it comes to these things.

Don’t have a canopy bed? Make your own. Take some fabric, preferably in a warm color and hang it above the bed to form a large fold.

A colorful chandelier with hanging beads and ornate sockets would be a wonderful piece for a Moroccan-inspired bedroom.

Make a cozy window nook and accessorize it with throw pillows. The pillowcases can feature a diversity of Moroccan motifs and a color palette that, in combination with a few other accent features, will come together perfectly.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on October 13th, 2010

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