Creating A Beautiful Home

3 Key Elements For Your Moroccan Style Living Room

by Jamie Carpenter

If you're redecorating your home's living room, then a Moroccan style theme is a wonderful idea. Categorized by the use of geometric patterns, splashes of bold color, and the use of eye-catching accessories, the Moroccan style look provides an elegant yet relaxed look to a room.

Another great aspect to Moroccan style is that you won't need to replace every item of furniture and all of your current accessories. With a few new additions plus some re-vamping of your existing decor, you'll be able to create a beautiful new look to your living room. Here are the three key features you'll need to include.

1. Add a Moroccan rug

Perhaps the most well known of all Moroccan interior design pieces is the Moroccan rug. Ranging from elaborate, multi-colored masterpieces through to more understated pieces with only one hue and a simple geometric design, you'll be sure to find one that suits your taste. Remember that a rug acts as a visual centerpiece for the room, so choose a color and design that works with the rest of the room.

Authentic, antique Moroccan rugs are an expensive option and may be out of your price range. Fortunately, there are many beautiful and more expensive reproductions available which will still give you the same effect.

2. Update your coffee tile with Moroccan tiles

Another key element in Moroccan design is the use of decorative tiles with bold designs and bright hues. You can incorporate this idea in your living room by covering the top of your existing coffee table with a layer of tiles. This will transform even the most basic coffee table into a striking focal point.

Even if you're a complete novice to DIY, this job is simple and quick to complete. Once you've found the perfect tiles, they can be fixed onto the surface of your coffee table using tile glue or even simple wood glue. Once the glue has dried it's a simple task to fill in the gaps between the tiles with tile grout which is available in any hardware store.

3. Introduce some ornate metal accessories

Using thin metal sheets to create beautiful and functional pieces for the home is an ancient and widespread tradition in Morocco. The metal sheets often have delicate patterns pressed into them before they're shaped and then they are further adorned with small pieces of cut metal to highlight the shape and features of the item.

Vases, bowls, mirrors, lamp shades, and wine goblets are all beautiful ways to introduce this iconic Moroccan look into your living room. You can opt for highly burnished pieces in silver or a more sedate look with weathered copper or brass.

These key elements will help transform your living room from a dull, dated room into an opulent and exotic retreat. Even better, all three elements are readily and inexpensively available in the USA. For more information, talk to a professional like Rug Guru.