Lately, we have been pining over Moroccan-inspired interiors, fuelling our wanderlust of roaming around the vibrant streets of Marrakesh. The style encapsulates interiors that are heavily influenced by Moorish architecture, a variation of Islamic architecture with beautifully intricate motifs. While the most classic examples of Moorish architecture can be found in the structures of mosques, some of these design styles have made their way into homes and hotels, giving rise to Moroccan-inspired interior design.
The interiors are minimalist, yet combined with vibrant colours, artistic mosaic tiles and lush greenery. These seamlessly complement carved wood, patterned window frames, high ceilings, arched doorways and mosaic tiles — all which are common elements in Moorish architecture. Patterns and vivid colours are mixed and matched, contributing to an eclectic Moroccan look, sometimes contrasted with gold and metal accents.
If you’re planning to redecorate your home soon, we’ve scoured Instagram for your design inspiration (and our own, admittedly.) From exquisite courtyards to sophisticatedly tiled poolsides, check out these spaces that are inspired by Moroccan design.
(Main image credit: Mimar Interiors)
This urban home features patterns and colours that are mixed and matched, resulting in an eclectic Moroccan look. (Image credit: @homewings)
White silk curtains are draped, lending a softer silhouette that works well with mosaic tiles. (Image credit: @royalmansour)
This space blends Scandinavian and Moroccan design elements, drawing inspiration from the simplicity of Scandinavian interiors with its white walls and natural lighting, yet featuring Moorish architectural cues. (Image credit: @islandabode)
The monotony of grey hues and stripes is broken up by hints of green, thanks to some strategic placing of foliage. (Image credit: @local_milk)
This room in Riad Goloboy, Marrakech, features modern urban interior design with golden accents — adding a touch of Moroccan luxury. (Image credit: @styleofarabia)
Blue tiles are interlaced with pastel pink drapes, giving this space a bohemian look. (Image credit: @local_milk)
Moorish architecture and vividly hued tiles. (Image credit: @mydearmorocco)
Persian-style carpets and rugs easily contribute a bohemian vibe to home interiors. (Image credit: @harperarrow)
If you want to keep your design simple, just add a few accents such as tiled mirrors, geometric centrepieces and tapestries. (Image credit: @livingdna)
Lush greenery evokes the Mediterranean look. (Image credit: @mydearmorocco)