Not many places are as mysterious, vibrant, and completely mesmerizing as Marrakech. There’s an air about Morocco’s most popular destination that’s seductive, intriguing and exotic. The colors, sites and smells that are distinctly Moroccan are instantly recognizable. That moorish vibe means you can build a little riad of your own, a private spot to relax in, away from the hustle and bustle of life—in your own home!
May we suggest you start with a bathroom?
These decor ideas will turn your bath into a Moroccan hamam in no time.
Moroccan style is defined by details.
Handwoven rugs. Intricate bone-inlaid wood products. Vibrant colors and patterns in gold, red and blue. Calligraphy-inspired embellishments. Let’s start by bringing in some color.
Bonus if you’re in the remodel stage. Add some colorful tile to the floor and/or walls. And remember, you can get the vibe without going too literal.
Draw inspiration from the Mediterranean, off the coast of Morocco. Deep turquoise and other blues and greens pay homage to the sea – or Morocco’s blue city Chefchaouen – while oranges and reds are reminiscent of desert sunsets and sand. Change up traditional bath mats with a colorful handwoven rug.
If you’re not planning on a total overhaul, you can create a Moroccan interior vibe by placing one or more colorful woven placemats on your bland bathroom countertop. It helps if you can add some geometric patterns, but plain ones will do just fine.
TIP: Moroccan-inspired interior design focuses on abstract and geometric patterns with both colorful and neutral palettes.
Swap out your plain bathroom mirror with a more intricate metal one – maybe something featuring an arch or star shape.
Include Moroccan art on the wall, a metal serving tray to hold hand towels or a cluster of metal vases on a window ledge.
Here’s a piece of metal art with a moorish vibe that can help you achieve that modern Moroccan look.
This Moroccan metal art from Boho Luxe Home makes a beautiful decorative accessory for any room in your home. Add some turquoise towels and a painted pottery or terra cotta vase and you’re halfway there.
Well-lit bathrooms are a must, no matter what your style!
You can multiply the light you have by bringing in additional small mirrors and other reflective surfaces, like a hammered metal trinket tray or a bronze soap dish. Or just keep playing with color. Lots of mixed brights – or textured neutrals – either will work. Just stick to a theme.
And what Moroccan oasis would be complete without a little bit of green?
Plants like aloe vera, bamboo, and snake plant all thrive in low-light bathrooms, while the gardenia, asparagus fern and azalea prefer a bright and sunny space.
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Just plant one in a mosaic pot or colorful basket as a tribute to the colors and textures of Morocco.
Last but definitely not least, finish your Moroccan style bathroom with the perfect scent.
Choose candles or incense that have notes of ginger, cardamom, rose water and orange blossom.
After all, what’s more Moroccan than spice?