Beautiful Berber Design Modern Moroccan Style Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Afghanistan, Circa Date: Modern – The natural designs of traditional Moroccan Berber rugs have sparked the imagination of designers since the mid-20th century. During this time, the area rugs from Morocco became an iconic part of the design world when they were featured as a way to create a warm and cozy feeling in a space that was otherwise characterized by hard lines and simple geometric shapes. The vintage Moroccan rugs brought a feeling of balance to the space and took advantage of the new interior design real estate that was now available with the popularity of furniture designs that included open spaces underneath.
Now, designers are once again turning to these beauties to bring a natural and organic feel into the room. But now, rather than competing with bold, contrasting colors within the space, they are being used to blend in with more neutral palettes and more subdued color schemes.
This gorgeous modern Moroccan design rug shows the spontaneity of a traditional Berber design. The artist used only a subtle change in color to catch these designs elements within the piece, which is quite the opposite of the techniques used in the original Vintage area rugs. Original Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs often rendered the design in dark chocolate browns and blacks on a white or ivory background to create a stark contrast. The design of this Moroccan style modern runner rug takes a more subtle approach in a way that blends more naturally into the space.
Designers are using colors and elements that reflect the natural world to bring a feeling of nature into the room. The subtle browns and beige of this modern Moroccan style runner rug are reminiscent of earth or shifting sands. This gives the Afghan rug a contemporary flavor, but it would also be just as home in a room filled with plants and other natural accents throughout the space. It is a versatile piece that will add texture and depth to any room design.