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How to create a Moroccan inspired interior paradise

If you’re looking for interior design inspiration why not indulge in warm Moroccan hues, perfect for those summer nights. Moroccan style is all about colour and texture, complemented by muted lighting. Traditional Moroccan interiors are often dark and cosy but for a modern twist, light walls and accent colours for soft furnishings is a great way to get the Moroccan look with a contemporary feel.

Here are a few Moroccan accessories that will give you ethnic style, without the need to paint your ceiling red.

 1. Moroccan Safi Bowls from  2. Leather Pouffe both from Not On The High Street 3. Moroccan Lantern from Debenhams  4. Tea Glasses from Mighty Tea Leaf 5. Pumpkin Tealight Holder from Not On The High Street 

Earthy colours all work well: brick dust reds and yellow ochres are perfect teamed with golds or silvers. Rich and opulent is the concept, but balance is the key to avoid the Bollywood look!

To maintain continuity – which will help avoid the temptation to over do it – pick 3 to 4 key colours and use them in moderation. These great colour swatches will point you in the right direction.

When done well, Moroccan interiors are inspirational and luxurious, often eclectic and full of hidden treasures but this is not a look that can be achieved over night, or rushed into. A mood board is a must to avoid ethnic over-kill. Start by selecting your colour palette, then select focal points to accentuate in the room. A few key features are all you need; mirrors and statement furniture pieces will give your room that wow factor, but remember all in moderation.


This outdoor room is simple and rustic with the focal point remaining on the tiled mosaic ceiling. The ceiling itself is decadent but simple, muted and understated furnishings make this room feel clean and contemporary.

Image from Alicia B. Designs 

This boudoir is opulent but sticks to a simple desaturated colour palette and focuses on dramatic furniture, which gives this room the wow factor!

Image from The Lennoxx   

This is more Bollywood than a la mode for our liking, to avoid this look stick to statement colours on walls or furnishings.

Image from En Faux

Whether you decide to take the plunge and paint your ceiling red or opt for a more conservative cream our Rated tradesmen are keen to paint your walls and ceilings alike. Post your job for free on RatedPeople.com and we will have up to 3 tradesmen contact you with quotes. 

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