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8 Ways to Decorate With a Moroccan Rug

8 Ways to Decorate With a Moroccan Rug

Ivory and gray Moroccan Rug styled in a living room
Forget trying to mimic the generic living room styles in decorating magazines and showrooms. Your home needs a unique quality that stands out from the cookie-cutter decor of your neighbors. A one-of-a-kind Moroccan rug will erase any need to “keep up with the Joneses,” setting your home design apart in a bold and beautiful way.

With a range of designs from ordered geometric to free form, there’s sure to be a Moroccan rug that matches your decor style and taste. Keep reading to see how you can decorate with Moroccan rugs for a look that’s both comfortable and stylish.

Warm Your Sleek, Modern Style With Wedding Blanket Rugs

Black and off white wedding blanket rug styled in a modern living room.

When you’re designing a modern home, you’ll likely lean towards accents that are simple with clean lines. At first glance, a wedding blanket rug with thick, plush sections interspersed on a flat weave may seem too lavish for a modern space. In reality, that burst of luxury on an otherwise refined rug will warm up a modern space, making it more homey and inviting.


For a wedding blanket rug that seamlessly blends with your modern decor, go for one with an even pattern that uses clean, straight lines. You’ll want neutral colors, like grey, white, and black, to keep the style coherent. Add even more coziness with coordinating throw pillows and blankets artfully arranged on your bed or sofa.


Make Glam Rooms Dazzle With Plush Berber Rugs

Off white patterned berber rug styled in a glam bedroom. Image Provided by At Home With Ashley

Berber rugs come equipped with the decadent luxury that glam-styled spaces thrive on. If your room is full of shining metallics, mirrored surfaces, and touchable velvet textures, then a Berber rug is the perfect final touch. With high pile, thick fibers, and neutral colors, these rugs can make your room look like a palace.


Stick with a black-and-white rug to amplify the appeal of a glam room. The geometric patterns on Berber rugs are a perfect fit for such a fancy style. Whether you’re decorating a bedroom, living room, or office, these rugs will make it a space you’ll want to sink your feet into.


Make Waves in Coastal Spaces With Azilal Rugs

Azilal Moroccan Rug styled in a coastal living room

If a coastal space is what you’re after, an Azilal rug will help you get there. Like Beni Ourain, Azilal rugs are soft and plush with clean lines. The difference is that Azilals sport a splash of color that looks great in coastal designs.


With imperfect lines and shapes, an Azilal rug is just casual enough to create the relaxed beachy vibes you’ve always dreamed of. Position one in your living room to tie your seating area together. You can pair it with light colored furniture and accessories made with natural materials. Complete the look with plenty of potted palms and tropical blossoms.


Use Colorful Kilim Rugs to Add Variation in Eclectic Decor

Kilim Moroccan Rug styled in an eclectic living room

Kilim is a style of Moroccan rug that shows off a geometric design using colorful diamonds. This lively pattern is a fitting accent to eclectic spaces that value randomness and imperfection.


When your aim is to achieve a quirky look, don’t be afraid of adding color, and lots of it. A striking kilim area rug is the perfect statement piece for your eclectic living room. Add a pile of throw pillows, a full gallery wall, and a bookshelf full of decorative accessories for a look with energy to spare.


Amplify a Charming Farmhouse Style With Simple Moroccan Rugs

Flat-weave Moroccan Rug styled in a farmhouse bedroom

A modest flat-weave Moroccan rug embodies the relaxed, lived-in vibes that make farmhouse style so appealing. Whether you’re decorating your living room or bedroom, you want the overall feel to be welcoming and comfortable. A Moroccan rug gives you that soft, touchable texture that’s cozy but never cluttered.


Look for something in a warm neutral shade to maintain a clean farmhouse color palette. Flat weave Moroccan rugs are super durable, so you can situate yours anywhere from your entryway to your dining room.


Balance Mid-Century Modern Designs With Complex Boujad Rugs

Pink Boujad Moroccan Rug styled in a Dining Room

Although it thrives on clean lines and neutral colors, mid-century modern style looks great on an intricate Boujad rug. Boujad rugs, known for their rich colors and complicated designs, balance the precise style of mid-century modern decor.


You can help your rug blend seamlessly with mid-century style by opting for a pattern that is orderly and predictable. Look for something with a decorative border and conservative palette.


Lay Beni Ourain Rugs to Emphasize Clean Comfort in Minimalist Spaces

Beni Ourain rugs are minimalistic by definition. They exist in a range of beige hues and simple lines with repeating diamond patterns. Along with that minimalist beauty, these rugs deliver in the comfort department too. Made from sheep’s wool, they lay the foundation for a calm, comfortable atmosphere.


Try a Beni Ourain in your entryway to entice guests to take off their shoes and enjoy the soft texture. It also makes a great addition to your living room, perfect for bare feet and crawling tots.


Accentuate a Global Space With a Moroccan Rug in Earth Tones

Red, yellow, and orange patterned Moroccan Rug Styled in a bedroom

No matter which Moroccan rug style you choose, it will infuse your home with an instant splash of ethnicity. But if you’re trying to amplify those worldly vibes in a global-designed room, try choosing a rug rich in earth tones. Shades of beige, orange, yellow, and even green lay the foundation for a room that is rooted in culture and style.


Soften your bedroom floor with a plush, earthy rug that transports you abroad the moment your feet hit the floor in the morning. You’ll never get bored when everyday feels like a transcontinental adventure.

The secrets to an elevated design with Moroccan rugs are now yours. Happy decorating! Curious about other rug styles? Our Area Rug Styles guide will teach you everything you need to know.