One of our favourite trends for spring 2018 is inspired by Moroccan decor. Say hello to Hide & Souk.
Capturing the beauty of a traditional Moroccan interior, this look transports us to a place of warmth and comfort. Hide and Souk features intricate detailing throughout for added interest and authenticity.
Neutrals are the order for the day for this trend, with carved inlay for a touch of intrigue. Clean and crisp is given the comfy treatment with soft fringes and cru-work cushions, while natural materials such as leathers, linens and cottons complement the look.
Inspired by the magic of Morocco, this trend is perfect for adding an exotic yet elegant feel to a room. Find out how to get the look.
Keep colours calm and neutral
While bright and bold colours will evoke the feeling of a bustling Moroccan souk, neutral colours work best to create a relaxed and comfortable living space. Take inspiration from sun bleached Moroccan riads with a rustic palette of chalky whites, soft greys and chocolate browns. An oasis of calm in a busy world.
Paint walls white for a clean base to build your look on. White washed floor boards can be brought to life with traditional woven rugs.
Mix and match patterns
Everywhere you turn in Morocco there are beautiful patterns, from geometric tiles and mosaics to intricately carved architecture. It goes without saying that a Moroccan-inspired interior wouldn’t be complete without a rich dose of pattern and decoration.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match different patterns to create an eclectic and authentic feel. Combine cut metal lanterns with exotic tassel throws and beautiful bone inlay furniture.
Our Clipper furniture range is perfect for this look. Available in bone inlay or mother of pearl effect, each piece is adorned with an ornate design, adding a decorative look to functional pieces such as drawers and coffee tables.
Light up your interior with Moroccan lanterns
Lanterns are one of the most recognisable elements of Moroccan design, appearing in Moroccan homes and hung up in their hundreds in bazaars and souks. A lantern will add instant Moroccan vibes to your interior.
Our antique brass lantern features a traditional cut out design and will add a subtle glow to a room when filled with a candle.
Add natural elements & materials
Traditional Moroccan riads feature an open courtyard at their centre, creating a beautiful flow between the indoors and outdoors with greenery, pools and fountains.
While an open courtyard may not work as well in a British home, there are plenty of ways you can bring the outdoors in. Natural materials such as wood and stone will add a subtle Moroccan flavour to your interior.
Our Mirana range is crafted from recycled fir wood with a rustic grey wash for a worn and weathered feel. Antique mirrored panels enhance the Moroccan theme , reminiscent of forgotten treasures uncovered in a dusty bazaar.
You can also fill vases and pots with ferns and interesting plants to bring life and colour to a room.
Choose the right textiles
Natural textiles work best in a Moroccan-inspired interior. Think relaxed crumpled linen, soft cotton and yielding worn leathers for a rustic and relaxed vibe. Once again, mixed patterns and geometric motifs will help to accentuate the Moroccan feel.
The Darwin pillow back sofa ticks all of the boxes, combining worn brown leather with natural woven fabric cushions and a touch of pattern for an eye-catching look.
Soft furnishings such as throws and cushions will add the perfect finishing touch to your Moroccan retreat. Made from 100% cotton, the Khalessi throw features a cream and black patchwork design.
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