Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Dining with Moroccan Accents

Moroccan decor is very distinctive, often characterized by intricately designed woode designs, arches, elaborate rugs and chandeliers.

Moroccan style is very attractive and works in any room. You can create an entire room solely in Moroccan style or add a few elements and accents that will give it a lush feel. If you are opting for eclectic dining room with Moroccan accents there are some key elements in this style you can choose from.

Dining Room With Moroccan Accents

Pendant Lights

Moroccan pendant lights come in a variety of shapes and forms but they usually resemble lanterns and can be arranged in groups or hung separately. Hanging at different heights the lamps add adramatic feel to the room.

Low Rise Furniture

Low-rise furniture makes for a great traditional Moroccan decor. Plush cushions on a luxurious carpet or rug (as shown above) instead of dining chairs will suit a low-rise Moroccan table with ornate design and will make for a cozy and intimate dining area.

Ceiling Appeal

If you want an opulent look but keep things simple go with the ceiling decor. Tile or painted pattern will add Moroccan flair to the room but will allow to keep the rest of the room neutral with only splashes of bright red, burnt orange or cobalt blue.  In the image below, notice the ornamented chandeliers.


A patterned plushy rug will definitely add Moroccan flair to your dining room. Choose the furniture and window treatment to complement the colours in the rug. Bright upholstery can also do the trick.


Another architectural detail that will add Moroccan flavour to your dining room is an arch. It is a key element of the style so you can introduce it in a dining room doorway or even a window. See image below.

(From Interiorholic)


  1. Nice hardwood. I just love how they did the whites in the room with the hardwood flooring. Interesting how they mixed the dining chairs. Nice overall exotic look, and the rustic feel you get from the armoir in the corner. I could see myself living in that picture.

  2. The beauty about using this whitewashed background is that all the colors stand out. In the picture with the pillared dining room, you just can't miss the bright blue, the green and the multicolored flower vase. However, it's the way that curtain sits on the wall that is most striking especially with all the natural light gushing out of the windows.

  3. That arch is very interesting; clear middle eastern influence. I don't know about all those things on the wall though; all I see is 'busy busy'.