How to decorate a room inspired by Moroccan style

Following a trip round the globe, stylist Amber Armitage shows us how to take inspiration from Morocco when styling your home


How to decorate a room inspired by Moroccan style

A visit to Marrakech is a feast for the senses, an intense fusion of colours, smells and sounds. Retreating into the beautiful riads (traditional homes with interior courtyards) and gardens was a welcome escape from crowded bazaars crammed with colourful goods. I fell in love with the contrast of plants against the chalky pink tones of the city walls.


Styling tips

  • Set the scene with a large photo or print of a Moroccan scene and use its colours in your scheme.
  • Bring in the plants The hardy plants of arid climates bring a space to life and are easy to care for.
  • Mix natural-fibre baskets and textural cushions with more contemporary elements.


  • Don’t be afraid of things that look a little worn; they can bring a feeling of earthiness to a space.
  • A collection of floor cushions can create the perfect spot to relax with a book.
  • Give a room a subtle Moroccan vibe by trying a combination of chalky pinks and foliage greens.


Get the look

Created and styled by: Amber Armitage. Photography by: Melanie Jenkins/Flash Studios.

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