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The colorful, natural designs of the of the Beni Ourain rugs of Morocco have fascinated interior designers since the middle of the last century. Their soft texture and primitive, sometimes playful, patterns and colors add interest and texture to designs from retro to contemporary. Nazmiyal Gallery is proud to present its newest collection of rugs that honor the historical traditional designs of the original Moroccan rugs, but in a way that is trendy and contemporary.
Modern Moroccan Rugs Add a Touch of Nature
This past year or so, several major trends dominated interior design styles. On of the biggest trends is that of using elements of the natural world to create an interior that is soothing and peaceful. This look is meant to inspire the same feeling of serenity that you get when you are out in nature. It draws on the concept that our homes should be a place that inspires us and a place where we can relax, reflect, and restore our bodies and minds.
Designers bring the feeling of nature into the space by using nature-inspired colors, adding texture, and using natural materials. Moroccan rugs can soften the hard edges of an ultra-modern interior design and make it look warm and inviting. They are the perfect rugs for natural wood finishes, soft coppers, and earth tones throughout the space.
Tribal Modern Moroccan Geometrics for Modern Interiors
Geometric designs give the room a sense of balance and order. In mid-century modern designs of the last century, clean lines and simple forms were used to give the interior a simple, minimalist look. These minimalist interior designs emphasized form and function over the more decorative aspects. This was the era when the world fell in love with vintage rugs from Morocco. They added texture, gave the eyes a place to rest in the room and they continue to do so today.
The geometric forms of these primitive masterpiece tribal rugs, were a favorite among rug collectors and for creating a well-composed and balanced feel in the room. Today, this concept translates well into modern, minimalist designs, Swedish modern, and other styles that emphasize form and function over detail. Their tribal feel also makes them the perfect foundation for a Boho chic design, too. Moroccan rugs are made for adding layers of texture and color to the space but in a way that does not rely on complexity to do so.
Something Old and Something New
This year, interior decorators are throwing out the rule book when it comes to mixing traditional and modern decor elements. For instance, you might see a surprisingly vintage piece in a modern, minimal design. You might also find pieces from different eras in the same room. It is no longer necessary to define your style by a single trend and stick to it. Urban modern interiors allow you to experiment and find your own personal style. You can express every aspect of your personality within the space to create a room that is your perfect sanctuary.
The only rule that still applies is – if you love it, then it should be in your home. This collection embodies the idea of using traditional design elements but giving them a modern and updated look. These newly woven Afghan modern Moroccan rugs are based on traditional Berber rug designs that are inspired by the beloved mid-century modern rugs that are still favorites for many styles.
About the Modern Moroccan Rug Collection
Although there will always be a place for the original vintage pieces, they are not always the right match for modern interior styles. The rug weaving looms of the tribes who created these masterpieces were limited. They were often never wider than seven or eight feet. Although longer pieces do exist, they were limited in width, making the bigger rugs mostly long and narrow gallery size rugs.
Modern architecture depends on wide, open spaces and room features on a larger scale. In an open-plan loft or entrance with vaulted ceilings, a small rug might appear to get lost. It can make the space look smaller rather than spacious and expansive. Choosing a rug size that is appropriate for the space is the key to getting the look of the space just right. These beautiful rugs offer a wide range of sizes and rug deign patterns so that you can find one that is the perfect area rug to match for your space.
This collection of rugs from Afghanistan is made with the same attention to rug quality and design as the originals. Moroccan rugs are known for their quality, ability to withstand the test of time as well as their excellent wear qualities. These modern Afghan Moroccan rugs have the same attention to detail and are made from quality materials that will last, just like the originals.
Modern Afghan Moroccan Rugs Inspire Colors and Designs for Modern Interiors
In this collection of modern rugs, you can clearly see the influence and inspiration of vintage tribal rugs. That said, these beautiful Moroccan style Afghan rugs are made to suit modern color palettes and spaces. Many of them have a delicate, earth-inspired color scheme that blends well with Nordic styles to create a space that is intimate and welcoming.
This collection of modern Moroccan style rugs features grays, blacks, browns, and cream colors that serve as an inspiration for the overall color scheme of the space. Delicate blues are used to transform the space into a cozy retreat from the world and make the perfect addition to a coastal, or beach house inspired home decor. Some of the modern Afghan Moroccan rugs in this collection have a more graphic nature and will pair well with retro inspired furniture and fixtures. The new Moroccan design rugs will complement spaces from Industrial to eclectic.
The foundation of the space begins with choosing the right carpet in color, pattern, and size. A modern Afghan Moroccan-style rug defines the area and the selections in this collection allow you to find that one that brings the look of the room together and makes it look like a well-curated piece of art. Many interior designers now start their decorating projects with the rug and use it as the foundation for the rest of the room design. And, needless to say, these Modern Moroccan rugs are the perfect pieces to spark one’s creativity.
The traditional, tribal patterns of these Modern Moroccan rugs reflect centuries of culture, stories, and the traditions of a people. They honor these centuries-old traditions, but they do so in a way that is updated and fresh. These rugs are the perfect way to bring natural elements into the room, but in a way that is modern and refined.
We invite you to look around this collection of magnificent pieces that will give your space a character that expresses your personality and a style that is uniquely your own. When you find that irresistible piece that speaks to you, feel free to contact our professional staff with any questions that you might have, and we will be happy to meet your needs.
The Large Contemporary Modern Moroccan Style Rugs Are the New Classic for Any Home Decor Style
Today’s home decor style trends are about combining elements that speak to you and bring you a feeling of peace and serenity. Sometimes, bringing diverse styles together makes it challenging to create a look that is cohesive and that has a well-curated feel. Interior designers have been turning to the primitive designs and colors of the Moroccan Berber rugs since the middle part of the 20th century as a way to unify diverse design elements.
These beautiful, vintage area rugs quickly became a staple of interior design that never seems to go out of style. Now, artists are drawing inspiration from these mid-century modern rugs, and they are giving them a fresh, updated look that is perfect for the interior design styles of today.
The older Moroccan rugs are limited in size and are also becoming increasingly limited as far as their availability. But the new inspired Beni Ourain design rugs are made in a variety of area rug sizes and even in oversized. You can also use one of them as an inspiration to deign your very own bespoke custom rug so the sky is the limit.
Here are a few ideas for using modern rugs from our contemporary Moroccan style rugs in your space, regardless of your design style.
Eco-chic and Nature-Inspired Style
Eco-chic and designs that are inspired by Mother Nature have been popular for several years. It is a trend that continues to grow in popularity, and it is also being incorporated into many other design styles. Modern Moroccan-style rugs capture the spirit of the outdoors in their colors and primitive designs. They are the perfect base for adding in layers of woven baskets, textile art, natural wood finishes, and lots of plants to create a cozy nature-inspired sanctuary.
Wabi-Sabi and Nordic Styles
Scandinavian modern and the idea of hygge has been around for several years. Now, this idea has expanded to incorporate other Nordic styles and the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi. These Zen style interiors embody the philosophy of simple living and creating a space that is comfortable and that focuses on living in harmony with nature.
These styles can include more rustic design elements and contemporary ones that create a feeling of calmness and balance. Modern Moroccan-style rugs are made from all wool, have a primitive, natural feel, and their simple designs make them perfect for incorporating into these upcoming design trends.
Bohemian and Eclectic Styles
Bohemian and Eclectic design styles borrow elements of different cultures. They combine colors and textures in a way that reaches out to you and draws you in. Traditional tiles from Morocco and Spanish colonial style architecture make the perfect backdrop for adding in a modern Moroccan-style rug to give the room a global and worldly flavor. Boho chic styles also incorporate elements of the natural world, such as lots of plants and other natural materials.
One popular trend in Bohemian interior decor style is using layered rugs throughout the space. You no longer have to pick just one. You can choose an antique area rug and layer a modern Moroccan-style rug on top for a look that adds character. You can choose your favorite mixed patterns and textures for an eclectic look that inspires you to grab a stack of pillows and enjoy a relaxing weekend.
Ultra-Modern, Minimalist, and Industrial Styles
In the mid-20th century, designers used Moroccan rugs to soften the lines of streamlined interiors and modern furniture. The minimal legs of the furniture opened up new interior design real estate, and designers were quick to use area rugs and carpets to add color and texture to this space. Now, these furniture trends are once again popular in ultramodern and industrial styles.
If your home is a modern edifice of steel and glass, or perhaps in an old warehouse, modern Moroccan-style rugs can soften the look and give it a cozy touch. Many modern Moroccan-style rugs use high-contrast colors and have a more graphic design feel, making them perfect for ultramodern room designs. These beautiful masterpieces are also finding their way into minimalist interiors as a feature piece.
Mid-Century Modern and Retro Styles
Mid-century modern design is the original stylistic home of vintage Moroccan rugs. Now, mid-century modern furniture, and pieces inspired by it, are another trend that has been popular for several years and continues to grow. Only now, you can mix modern and retro design styles. Modern Moroccan-style rugs are the perfect way to bridge urban modern decor pieces with vintage ones. They bring together elements of the past and present in a way that is perfectly in line with today’s design trends.
The beautiful thing about modern style trends is that you no longer have to choose something and stick with it. You can mix and match. Keeping a cohesive look depends on having the perfect rug to tie it all together. Modern Moroccan-style rugs allow you to break the rules to create the right look for your personality.
Coastal and Beach-Inspired Styles
Coastal and beach house inspired decor styles have inspired ocean lovers around the world for decades. This Hamptons beach style home decor style approach incorporates soft blues and colors that evoke a feeling of sand and surf. They often include driftwood, natural basketry, and other coastal-inspired accessories. Modern Moroccan-style rugs often feature beautiful blues and primitive patterns that add an exotic flavor to coastal style.
Contemporary and Uniquely Yours
Many modern Moroccan-style rugs have a long pile and the same softness that people loved about the vintage originals that inspired them. The best part about today’s style is that you can incorporate elements that you love to create a space that reflects your personality. Modern Moroccan-style rugs allow you to combine elements of rustic and country farmhouse with contemporary pieces or any other style. That is one reason why these beautiful and inspired pieces are now considered to be as much of a design staple as their vintage predecessors.
Artists look to the past for inspiration and combine those ideas with fresh ones to create unique, modern pieces. Modern Moroccan-style rugs borrow the patterns and textures from vintage classics, but the artists give them new life with colorful backgrounds that are suitable for modern palettes. You can also find them in room sizes that are suited to modern architecture. At Nazmiyal, we have a beautiful collection of modern Moroccan-style rugs that are perfect for any style that suits your taste.
If you want some inspiration for your interior design, here are just a few of our modern Moroccan style rugs:
This interior design and rug blog about Decorating With Modern Contemporary Moroccan Style Area Rugs was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rug Gallery in NYC.