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Chic is one of those words that you see a lot in the design world. It is especially often added to certain design styles to update an old look with modern sensibilities, as is the case with rustic chic and even boho chic. And one style that’s easy to fall in love with is Moroccan chic.

Like other styles that use the word chic, Moroccan chic is taking the classic Moroccan design style and updating it to give it a more modern look. Moroccan style has very distinctive architectural, color and pattern features. However, it itself can look dated since it has so many classic elements. 

Moroccan chic combines some of these Moroccan traits with a modern sensibility, such as the judicious use of color and the choice of a single pattern as a focal point. Below we will detail how to achieve trendy Moroccan chic.

Furniture in Moroccan style

The hallmark of Moroccan style is its distinctive furniture and large number of textured patterns. So, first you need to focus on the furniture. Let’s start by saying that this is not Moroccan style unless you have a pouf like the one in the photo above. This is a good element that instantly sets the Moroccan tone with its patterns.

In general, you want to focus on pieces with a high degree of geometric pattern. For example, you can choose a partition with a pattern and a geometric tone. Furniture with arches and diamond patterns is also common.

Fabric textures galore

Another distinctive feature of the Moroccan style is the use of a large number of textured fabrics. In the photo above you can see how this idea has been updated to a more chic design. The fabrics have a lot of texture, but neutral colors still predominate in the space. This way, this room will maintain a light, modern look.

A common aspect of the Moroccan chic style is that it is defined by different textures on top of and next to each other. You may even see multiple rugs stacked on top of each other in some styles. In the photo above, you can see how the wall art sits above the textured pillow, which sits next to the textured accent on the bed.

Elusive with color

Traditional Moroccan styles are based on richness of color. However, more modern styles tend to veer towards neutral tones. To achieve a chic balance between the two, you can focus on one accent color. The Moroccan chic style pictured above uses navy blue as the main accent color. You can see how this shade reflects on the bedspread and bench. The space also uses red as a secondary accent color.

You can also use small touches of colorful elements. Examples include colorful stained glass windows, artwork, or a rug. However, these items should not clutter up the space. To keep them modern, treat these elements with neutral-colored pieces, like the photo above.

Choose one pattern as your focal point

Moroccan style is all about patterns and texture. However, to keep things Moroccan chic and modern, work with one or two large-scale patterns as a focal point to make the room feel more visually streamlined.

An example would be the space in the photo above, where the defining pattern of the room is the design behind the TV. The secondary texture comes from the geometric pattern of the carpeting. Moroccan style is also all about stacking tons of pillows together, so don’t be shy about doing that too. You can use smaller, more delicate designs on your pillows. Again, this photo shows how layering visual textures in neutral shades makes the style feel more modern.

Architectural details

Another huge trend in Moroccan style is remarkable architectural details. For example, a recurring detail is that doorways tend to have arches for added cultural appeal. However, we cannot completely redesign our doorways. A good compromise is the design of the wall facade in the photo above. It still gives the feel of arched Moroccan architecture without having to take out the sledgehammer.

You can also incorporate similar geometry into other home accents such as coffee tables, mirrors, or even headboards. You’ll most often see the horseshoe arch in Moroccan architecture, a style that can be found in all types of homewares.