Interior Inspiration: How to Style a Moroccan Rug
Whilst some seem to be naturally gifted at styling their homes and envisioning certain pieces of furniture, wall hangings or rugs in spaces, others can need that extra bit of help from inspirational home décor pictures and websites to fully appreciate an item’s potential.
Moroccan rugs may be one of those things. You may have spent hours trawling the internet to find that perfect rug but you’re struggling to imagine it in your home. How can a classic neutral Beni Ourain rug work in a colourful city flat? Or what type of home would a brightly coloured vintage Azilal rug suit? How could you make it work? To help you out we’ve put together a few of our favourite ‘Moroccan rugs in situ’ inspirational pictures.
Beni Ourain – Minimalist Goals
When it comes to interior styling for minimalist or monochrome lovers, an authentic Beni Ourain rug should be at the top of those ‘must have’ lists. These traditional Berber rugs are culturally rich, elegant statement pieces which can blend in perfectly to their neutral surroundings adding a touch of warmth where needed. With their simple un-dyed tribal or geometric designs they work well in rooms with clean lines and polished surfaces. Style them in contemporary city flats for a voguish look or use as area rugs in family homes needing a sophisticated styled look.
Beni Ourain – Mixing Neutrals & Colours
The classic, neutral style of Beni Ourain rugs has become a firm favourite amongst interior designers, stylists and home décor lovers. The simple, elegant look of the natural wool fibres work perfectly in homes with muted coloured décor. But what if your home is an eclectic mix of colours and funky furniture? What if minimalism isn’t your thing? The good news is that Beni Ourain rugs can work in any style of home. Their simple geometric designs can be used to create a focal point in a minimalist lovers room or the natural neutral shades of the wool can be used to tie a mix of bright colours together. A soft, white tribal Beni Ourain rug against a backdrop of earthy colours can create a raw, contemporary feel. Add some plants and à la mode wall hangings to create a truly artsy vibe. Some modern style rugs have begun to incorporate colours into their designs which can also work well if you want the quality and name of a Beni Ourain but with an added touch of colour.
Vintage Azilal – Colour Pop
Is your home filled with boho accessories, vibrant paintings and colourful wallpaper? Are you after a rug which will blend into a colour rich interior and continue the bohemian look throughout? Azilal rugs are the ‘go to’ rugs in this case. Their shabby chick look combined with their multicoloured patterns offer that colour pop you are looking for. Whether you are after a runner, a rug for your bathroom or a large area rug for your lounge these rugs can add that wow factor with a fusion of bright tones.
Vintage Azilal – The Fresh Look
Mixing earthy home colours with bright Azilal rug motifs can create a fresh look to a space. The rug’s natural wool colour base of whites and creams can work to soften the vivid and bold designs to enable a seamless blend of hues. By adding deep green plants with natural grass pot baskets and wicker or rattan furniture you can transform a room into a calming organic retreat. Light a lavender or eucalyptus scented candle and feel yourself succumb to the tranquility of the room.