Moroccan-inspired interiors have quietly been coming back into fashion for a while now. But whereas Morocco normally makes you think about brick reds, rich oranges and dark wood, the new ‘Modern Moroccan’ look is much brighter and punchier – hot pinks, lime green, royal blue and bright purple, punctuated with silver rather than the traditional gold, and set against fresh white walls.
It’s an incredibly easy look to pull off, and one I love. I’ve been looking for a good excuse to write about it for ages, so when Jen from the fab LoveChicLiving, Denise from The Swelle Life and Cunard cruises challenged bloggers to create a moodboard on Pinterest inspired by one of their Mediterranean ports of call, I knew exactly which destination to pick: Agadir in Morocco.
Often overlooked in favour of more famous Marrakech, Agadir is stunningly beautiful, and absolutely embodies the Modern Moroccan look. It’s partly thanks to the lush green countryside of the Paradise Valley, and partly down to some stunning buildings in Agadir itself that while keeping traditional Moroccan details such as tiles and intricately shaped doorways, manage to be completely contemporary at the same time by staying light, bright and airy.
The beauty of this look is that you don’t need to go overboard – start with a hint of geometric pattern on tiles, cushions or a fretwork screen; add a brightly coloured comfy pouffe and a couple of pretty silver or wirework lanterns, and you’ll update your bedroom or living room instantly.
To see what I mean, visit my Modern Moroccan moodboard, inspired by Agadir, HERE. You’ll find plenty of pix to inspire you, plus a selection of bargain homebuys to get the look for just pounds. In the meantime, here’s a taster of what’s available on the high street right now. Happy shopping!