Increasingly, to the time of decorating a home we are looking for small corners in those who feel that we travel to exotic places. The decorations were more successful in recent times have been the oriental style. Today we will talk about Arabic or Moroccan style decoration, but for our terrace.
The truth is that the Moroccan decor is much less difficult to achieve than we might think, just need some imagination, a little space on the terrace and… the rest is coming now!
What we will need for a Moroccan terrace?
It is common to placed prettily seat with huge cushions. If we also have the option to put everything under a pergola, succeed in creating the environment that will be spectacular.
Another item that we should ask and can find in any store in selling exotic goods, or even the second-hand or vintage is an auxiliary table to decorate with wrought iron lamps or typical Arab lanterns.
They come in different sizes and designs; they can be painted in various colors, with carved wood, with some details in gold, those based on forging, etc. There are models of tables to suit all tastes.
Lanterns and traditional Moroccan vases
Lanterns and traditional Moroccan vases are other accessories that cannot be missing in a Moroccan style decoration. Lanterns are traditionally made of metal and glass and the candles are inserted inside. They can be placed on a table or hung from the ceiling.
Traditional Moroccan ceramics can also help us to complete the decoration. The ceramics made by artisans will bring a rustic style to your terrace. There are many ideas and combinations that can inspire you.
The color of the Moroccan lanterns does not clash at all with the rich patterns of the textiles.
Water source, pillows and hookahs
Although it is normal in Arab terraces there is a water source. We can try to mimic this type of sources that are electric and take so long in fashion.
The rest of the decorative elements are well known: hookahs, teapots and typical Moroccan glasses.
Choose pillows in vibrant and intense colors. The pillows also when larger can best be placed on the floor. You can combine the prints of the pillows with those of the tiles. Not only on floors and walls you can also buy furniture with tiles or carved with prints that are very Moroccan in style.
Sofas and low seats without arms
In the Moroccan style, the western sofas, with their good arms, their fanny packs and their high backs, are not carried. Therefore, to give a Moroccan touch to the terrace decoration we must put generally modular seats, without arms and with cushions as a fanny pack.
The classic western dining table with its chairs around it has no place in this style either, since they do not usually eat on chairs but on cushions, but since it is difficult to renounce this element in our culture, we can adapt it by placing decorative objects as a centerpiece.
Light colors with carved furniture
Metals such as copper or silver can also be used for Moroccan-style terrace decorations. You can put large mirrors that have a carved wooden frame. You will feel very comfortable on a terrace decorated in Moroccan style.
If our idea is to recreate this style but want to give it a touch of modernity, another option is to use all these elements, but instead of the typical patterns and fabrics that we would use to mimic the 100% Moroccan style, we should opt for smooth fabrics in combinations of bright colors.
So, we know if we call attention to the Arab culture and its decoration, take advantage of the terrace to make it a little Moroccan spot.