Trendy Ways To Decorate Your Home With Vintage Moroccan Rugs

Home Interior Decorating With Vintage Moroccan Rugs

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Decorating your interiors with Moroccan carpets is a great way to up your style. Moroccan Rugs with their minimalist, tribal designs complement most interior styles.The term tribal or nomadic rugs immediately conjure up images of exotic Middle Eastern or Central Asian ethnography. In terms of design we tend to think of nomadic rugs as having a complex ornamental repertory of intricate geometric patterns, expressed in a palette of dark, deep colors.

One group of rugs and carpets, however, challenges all such assumptions and pre-conceptions – the rugs produced by the nomadic Berber peoples of the Atlas Mountain region of Morocco. Moroccan carpets are beautiful rugs, with styles ranging from minimal tribal tones to bright shags with an array of earthy colors, the Moroccan Rug is the new must-have.

1. Decorating With Moroccan Rugs For Traditional Taste

Decorate with Moroccan rugs for a traditional look.
Decorate with Moroccan rugs for a traditional look with a minimalist monochromatic carpet.

The neutral visage of Beni Ourain Moroccan rugs is particularly suitable for classic traditional and glamorous decor. Black-and-white features, a grand piano, leather smoking chairs, blue velvet and dark upholstery are exceptionally flattering against these sumptuous achromatic carpets. However, don’t miss the opportunity to pair bright, saturated or pastel colors, Tiffany blue, lemon yellow, regal reds and unexpected tones against their neutral surface.

2. Incorporating a Moroccan Rugs in Modernist Interiors

Decorate with Moroccan rugs as their tribal motifs pair beautifully with mid century modern homes.
Decorate with Moroccan rugs as their tribal motifs pair beautifully with mid century modern homes.

When it comes to Moroccan carpet weaving, specifically the Beni Ourain variety, modern is the go-to style. Vintage Mid-century and classically modern furnishings have a natural appeal when arranged around a shaggy carpet. The same can be said for more austere, minimalist furnishings that are softened and greatly enhanced by the organic textures and patterns that these stylish creations display.

3. Using Moroccan Rugs as Wall Art and Tapestries

A great place to display your Moroccan Rug is on the wall! Hang it up to add texture and create a beautiful backdrop.
A great place to display your Moroccan Rug is on the wall! Hang it up to add texture and create a beautiful backdrop. Image Credit: GlitterInc

Hanging is a marvelous, modern alternative to placing rugs on the floor alone. Moroccan kilim rug and hand-woven rugs that feature colorful tufts and pile accents are well-suited for this application. Moroccan kilims in rich, warm tones of orange, red and brown create an exceptional backdrop for entryways and prominent furnishings. Although less traditional, the concept complements Morocco’s talent for decorating with carved screens, elaborate tiles and patterned accouterments.

4. Draping Moroccan Rugs:

Decorate your home with exotic collectibles like Moroccan Rugs. Home decorated by Charles and Ray Eames.
Decorate your home with exotic collectibles like Moroccan Rugs. Home decorated by Charles and Ray Eames.

Adopting a pioneering style isn’t necessary when one can follow in the footsteps of great mid century modern designers like Charles and Ray Eames. The couple’s iconic Pacific Palisades Case Study home was decked out with modern furnishings and exotic collectibles that have been described as “a kaleidoscope of excess.” One of the more distinctive features, aside from their eponymous lounge chair, is the low-slung sofas and settees that are draped with colorful kilims.

Here are some Moroccan Rugs to pick from on our site.

A unique and colorful vintage Moroccan rug
A unique and colorful vintage Moroccan rug
Vintage Moroccan Rug from the mid 20th century.
Vintage Moroccan Rug from the mid 20th century.

This decorating blog post was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs