Cheerful Strawberry Décor For Any Place In Your House

Cheerful, with the attractive red, white and green palette, strawberries are beloved motifs for fabrics, furnishings and decorative objects. 

Strawberry Fields Forever

Everybody probably has some sort of design motif that is their favorite, whether it derives from its colors, or shape, or other connection to memory or loved object. Maybe a motif is as simple as a pattern that has an unconscious resonance for us with harmonies in nature.

For me, I somehow have always loved strawberry plant designs. I even gravitate toward the red, green and white color combination in home décor choices as a sort of default.

This hub is for all those, who like me, love the humble strawberry… in fruit and in flower.

Kitchen Strawberries

Beautiful interpretations of the brightly colorful strawberry

Strawberries, perhaps because of their cheerful appearance- those bright red berries with golden little polka-dot seeds and beautiful green leaves, are cheerful. Is that why we are drawn to decorate with them in painting them on furnishings or printing them on fabrics?

Equally attractive when framed with black or a white background, they are common in tole painting projects and often are popular with kitchen accessories. After all, what is more at home in the kitchen than a bright luscious strawberry design? The colors the delicious food motif, bring a bright note to many styles of kitchen decor.

Imagine your everyday meals dressed up with this cheerful strawberry decorated dinnerware.

Take a look at just a few of the examples of kitchen products that employ the cheerful strawberry:

Wild Strawberry Special Occasion – Delicate Strawberry Flowers and Runners

The delicate strawberry flowers bring a completely different feeling of pastel prettiness to many famous designs, such as the Wedgwood chinaware.

Wedgwood Wild Strawberry 5 Piece Place Setting

Wedgwood Wild Strawberry 5 Piece Place Setting

One of the prettiest designs possible. A beloved design from the famous Wedgewood pottery.

Would You Like to Learn to Paint Strawberries?

Strawberry Tole Designs – Folk style painting

Toleware – A favorite decorative paint method

As pretty as they are, you know strawberries will show up in decorative painting! One of my favorite forms is the tole painting method. It is a method that can be easily learned and there are many tutorial books and classes available to learn from.

Start with a watercolor tutorial and then experiment with acrylics and oils.

Strawberry painting tutorial

It is traditional to use methods of painting fruits and flowers on wood and tinware, but if the metal work of antique lamps or chairs have lots their color- there are ways to restore the bright berries and leaves. All much simpler than you might have imagined.

Cultures with decorative painting techniques: Norwegian and Swedish Rosemaling, Pennsylvania Dutch Tole, Russion Khokhloma.

Russion Khokhloma

“Khokhloma is an ancient Russian folk handicraft which appeared in the 17th century in Nizhny Novgorod. This is a decorative painting of wooden utensils and furniture in red, black and goldish color. Green and yellow paint is occasionally used. Traditional elements of Khokhloma are red juicy rowan berries and strawberries, flowers and twigs.”
– Wikipedia

Khokhloma History:

“Khokhloma craft is over three hundred years old. It first appeared in the northern part of the Volga region and originated from icon painting. In the 17th century the craft developed near Khokhloma village of Semyonov district. Thus, wooden painted plates and dishes became known as Khokhloma utensils. And the craft itself acquired the name of Khokhloma.”

Norwegian or Swedish Rosemaling

Rosemaling technique of folk painting is better known and centers on the rose as a motif, but there are a wide range of flowers and fruits which are painted into the swirls and scrolls of this exuberant and colorful folk decorating technique.

The the three main styles are Telemark, Hallingdal and Rogaland, named after the regions where they originated. There are five basic brush strokes, the C and reverse C (or parentheses stroke), the S curve, the O (or circle stroke), the straight line and the dot, and from these are built quite intricate designs.

Tole Painting

“Tole painting is the folk art of decorative painting on tin and wooden utensils, objects and furniture. Typical metal objects include utensils, coffee pots, and similar household items. Wooden objects include tables, chairs, and chests, including hope chests, toyboxes and jewelry boxes.

The practice began in 18th century New England, and was also extensively carried on among German immigrants in Pennsylvania.” -Wikipedia

Khokhloma – Russian Strawberry Motif Tole Painting

Khokhloma Russian Nesting Doll 5pc./4" by Golden Cockerel
Khokhloma Russian Nesting Doll 5pc./4″ by Golden Cockerel

Strawberry Decor Bits and Bobs

Strawberries Everyday – Happy and bright colors

Red, White, and Green Cheers Up The Room

Strawberry Decor

Strawberry plants and their fruit are most often a theme for country style décor. It is a natural motif for kitchens, whether on wallpaper, as accents in dishware, kitchenware, or towels and table linens.

Joie 3-Piece Strawberry Colander, Huller and Slicer Set A colander like this is fun and decorative- makes time in the kitchen cheerier.

Berries Outside the Kitchen

Strawberry Fabrics – Brightens up everyone’s day

“Strawberry Thief” by William Morris was one of his most popular textile prints. It was also one of the most expensive to produce using the painstaking method that arts and crafts revived. Designed by Morris in May 1883, it is still printed in shades of green, blue and pink on a deep blue ground.

However, when an artist like William Morris created his famous fabric pattern, it was obvious that the humble red berries could be planted as easily on living room or bedroom furnishing to bring a bright note to rooms that were full of flowery chintz.

The bright red color and simple outlines could be with a bit of imagination, utilized in modern, more minimalist environments.

Red is often a popular accent color in modern interior design. So, if you love strawberries, don’t feel that they have to remain in the kitchen!

Strawberry Pink

This pink is warm, with a definite tint of yellow, while still registering as a true pink.

In interiors it is most often seen in little girls rooms, or as an accent with pastel color schemes.

Bursting With Ripe Color

Strawberry Kitchen Accessories

Aprons or bedspreads, towels, or curtains, chair covers … if you have a strawberry fabric design there can be strawberries wherever you like.

Using a fabric ribbon with the design of berries can be applied to curtains, edging shelves, or trim for solid placemats.

I’ve seen ideas that include using decals to create your own strawberry pattern on kitchen appliances, decorative boxes, and even kitchen cupboard doors.

People do such creative things with bits of fabric and a needle and thread.

  • Strawberry Tray
    A very nice tutorial with pattern and illustration for painting a strawberry design

Embroidered Strawberries

Embroidered Strawberries
Embroidered Strawberries

The Meaning and Mystery of Emerald Green

The Emotional Meaning Of Green

Eemerald Green Interior
How does emerald green make you feel?
Revealing the mystery of Emerald, the clear green  jewel hue. Pantone colors track the trends in fashion and interior decor and chose this as one of their colors of the year.

What this Shade Does for Our Psyche

Green has taken on a whole additional layer of meaning as it has become the catchword of all thing environmental and ecology-minded. But that is only natural as it is one of the most common colors of the world of plants. When we see green we think of nature, but is that the main feeling we get from Emerald Green?

The pure vibrant tone of Emerald skips the more negative meanings of a yellowed green, and goes to the heart of prosperity, harmony, and youth.

A feeling of being wealthy and richness is attached to the emerald gem, along with the lush luxury that a deep jewel color conveys.

Green is happy and fresh and clean and classic.

– designer Sally Steponkus

Relax and Keep Calm

All greens tend to be relaxing psychologically and give ideas of peace and calm.

Mid range greens like clear Emerald serve to increase appetite. It can lift one’s spirit and dispel depression.

Personality traits associated with green are understanding, being adaptable, sympathetic and compassionate, generosity, humility, and of a romantic nature.

Green represents safety.

How Do They Choose Color Trends?

At Home: Freshen up your interiors with a touch of green

Bright color of emerald pairs perfectly with black and white.

Trends In Home Furnishings

Chosen For 2013, But Still Going Strong

I am still seeing plenty of Emerald green in home and clothes products as we close the year 2015 and go into 2016. Trends are not “fly by night” fads, rather they are slowly growing movements toward a popular feeling that people have for , say, pastels, or brights, or seasonal colors.

Buying furnishings is a longer term investment, so trendsetters try to alert the buying public to what kind of colors and designs will give them something stylish for their homes.

Entrancing Emerald takes the Lead

Don’t be green with envy, go emerald for a gem of a color trend hue. A deep jewel color, what makes emerald new, starting in 2013, is the way it is used in tandem with other brights, especially yellow gold.

How is this shade described?

  • Lush, taking cue from nature’s growing plants.
  • Brilliant, in homage to its jewel origins.
  • Luxurious, which denotes how it makes us feel, emerald green velvet, anyone?

Follow this yellow brick road to the Emerald City of Pantone’s swatches to learn more of what emerald green could do for you.

Lush… Brilliant… Luxurious

How You Feel When You See This Hue

Those descriptive terms paired with “Emerald” can give you a clue about what styles your home might express with this color, where and how to use it.

There is always a posh element to emeralds, and they are certainly items of luxury. Silks, satins, velvets, upscale furnishings, fine antiques… all those elements certainly go with the emerald green trend. But what if you are more a whimsical, retro, or modern type? What are the ways you can use emerald green for a lighter, brighter feel? Go lush with it.

Inviting Emerald Into Your Home

The use of deep green for home goods might be best in those things that best show off the depth and sparkle that makes this color great for accents.

Think of crystal and glassware highlighted with Emerald, or a table runner for a dining room accent. Cushions or an occasional chair, slipcovered if a permanent change isn’t desired.

This is a color that give formal notes to an interior decor.

Sparkling Glass Crystal From Waterford

Waterford Crystal Snowflake Wishes for Courage Emerald Flute, 2nd Edition
Waterford Crystal Snowflake Wishes for Courage Emerald Flute, 2nd Edition

Waterford is one of the finest names in crystal, and this sparkling gem of a flute can mark a special occasion or commemorate one.

Emerald Green Bedroom – Fit For A Queen

Emerald Green Bedding
Emerald Green Bedding

Keep Calm

Since this hue is calming and tends to lift the spirits it is a good color to wake up to …and go to bed with, so consider giving touches of restful green to your bed furnishings.

Although the Pantone Emerald Green is a more saturated color, home materials might be toned down and desaturated, while taking cue from the tonal green to green-blue hue.

Green Is…

Green is the fresh emblem of well founded hopes. In blue the spirit can wander, but in green it can rest

– Mary Webb.

Lush Emerald Fashion

Blue and Green Are A Classic Combination

Fresh touch of emerald in unexpected places brightens up blue jean fashion uniform.

To get a similar exciting look for summer try out these look-alikes. The combination of cobalt and Emerald is bright and fresh, and it can’t go wrong when matched up with the classic white t-shirt and blue jeans. The pairing of the bag and shoes in unmatched deeply saturated color brings a new look to the outfit which is casual, but eye-catching at the same time, The colors bring zing.

Designers carry the Emerald green banner into their fashions, and created some shining examples of how good this color can look in accessories.

The splash of an emerald colored accessory is probably the most brilliant use of this color for personal fashion.

Add it as a surprise color accent, keeping fashion forward without a big budget investment.

Fashionable Color

Pair the Pantone emerald green “with other bolds, such as royal blue, fuchsia, or purple jewel tones,” says Christina Pierce

Cleopatra

The queen of Egypt covered her neck in emeralds. The emerald was her preferred jewel.

Trivial Emerald Green Facts

  • The favorite color of George Washington? You guessed green, you were right.
  • The human eye is most sensitive to and able to discern the most shades of green.
  • A green flag signals the start of a car race.
  • A green light means approval.

Touch of Emerald Links

  • Emerald Green – The New Colour for 2013
    Okay when I read the colour of the year was emerald, I thought , okay, hmmm….. well gardens are green. All things considered I like every colour in the garden and plant whatever I want. Not much of a fad person here. …

GIVING THE GREEN LIGHT – GO AHEAD AND COMMENT

Hot Autumn Decor Creates A Cozy Home

Autumn Colors Are Welcome Any Time Of Year

family room walls
Hot orange walls bring vivid warmth and make an inviting statement in rooms where people like to mingle. Consider this color for a family room.

For almost anyone, the autumn season is a time to add pumpkin orange, crimson red, golden yellow, and nut browns to the decor, but for some there is nothing more homey than the harvest colorings of Fall for the entire year round.

No matter which colors you prefer for your home’s rooms, see if there are autumn additions that would lend the season’s richness and warmth to your indoor palette. You may be surprised how a touch of autumn color brightens up otherwise neutral rooms without too much expense or commitment.

Autumn inspired palettes

The Colors of a Golden Afternoon

living room art
Lazy Autumn Afternoon

There is something clear, and yet soft, about the light of autumn days. The combination of yellow, gold, and oak leaf brown can create a most welcome environment that surrounds one in cozy and inviting color. The color yellow has notes of cheer and energy , while brown gives an earthy, grounded look. Deep charcoal accents can bring out the dramatic side of such a color pairing.

Many people like to use a favorite painting to garner their color combination, and the grayed teal that gives the effect of a residual fog might be the perfect foil to the warm hues of yellow,gold, and brown.

Warm the atmosphere even more

When orange is added to yellow the feeling becomes festive.

Consider some of your favorite seasonal foods or harvest decorations: bright orange pumpkins with golden and green bi-colored gourds; the orange and golden yellow of maple leaves; bittersweet berries with their golden caps.

Golden Yellow, Vibrant Orange

Bittersweet Berries Inspire

The colors of bittersweet berries ignite ideas
Oriental Bittersweet postcard on Zazzle

The colors of bittersweet berries ignite ideas…deep red orange with orange-gold and moss greens, a blue gray gives just a bit of contrast and pale yellow ochre makes an ideal background wall color for the bright sparks of color.

Make it rich and earthy

As autumn matures the colors turn earthy. If you like a rich, subdued background for your bedroom, this might be the color harmony that most comforts and nurtures you.

When deep brown is added to oranges and harvest yellow, an inviting and cozy room is easily created. Especially in combining that leather brown color with burnt orange, it becomes a song of Autumn.

It is a color scheme that a man is comfortable with. I like the cheerful creamy yellow on the walls, but Navaho white or picking up that deep orange on just one wall could be as effective.

Toned With Browns

deep rich colors and textures say luxury
Combine deep autumnal color with luxe fabrics and get supreme comfort for body and soul. Silky satins, damasks, and tapestry textures bring out the depth of color .

Traditional Colors and Textural Earthy Materials

Use a mix of textures for these rich colors

Whether it is burlap or velvet, texture highlights the colors of fall, and they look best with something that makes use of the saturated depth of the hues. The harmonies of green, gold, and orange with the addition of browns brings out the autumn feeling of this palette, although you don’t have to stay inside that guideline. Purple is also an autumn color!

Purples and Violets Simmer

Violets are part of the season's color palette
via Pinterest is a reminder that violet shades are part of the Autumn landscape, and in their subtler tones look gorgeous with deep red orange ( purple and orange are secondary harmonies on the color wheel).

Violets are part of the season’s color palette

 

Autumn Lamp Looks

This color theme lends itself particularly well to the oriental cloisonné look and to leather textures. Lamps that incorporate those elements are often the best accents for a harvest season look.

Warm Wood And Nubby Texture

Autumn Decor Lamp – Beautiful Painted Autumn Scene

An amazing focal point in the room, the attention arresting shape and color harmony of red autumn hues with black frame is warm and sophisticated at the same time. This is no ordinary table lamp, but literally a work of art.

Kichler Lighting 70772 Vivido Autumn 24-Inch Portable Table Lamp, Aged Crackle Decoupage Finish with Linen Oval Hard Back Shade
Kichler Lighting 70772 Vivido Autumn 24-Inch Portable Table Lamp, Aged Crackle Decoupage Finish with Linen Oval Hard Back Shade

It is hard to imagine a more artistically beautiful lamp than this. It is a focal point piece, that has character and elegance. The look of a fine antique.

Creating An Atmosphere

Honey Oak Finish Harmonizes Nicely

Dunhill Bed in Autumn Brown/Honey Oak by Fashion Bed Group
Dunhill Bed in Autumn Brown/Honey Oak by Fashion Bed Group

Honey Oak Queen size bed harmonizes with any of the autumn colors you might choose for your walls and linens. A romantic traditional style with black metal ornament. Old French Quarter feel to the style.

Bedroom Furniture – With a warm brown finish

Imagine this chocolate brown leathered look bedstead with a green coverlet as base for the terrific coordinating accessories that make you feel like you are spending the night in a forest lodge. No crackling fire necessary, but welcome. Warm and homey, but with an understated elegance that you will love all year.

Pumpkin Color Inspiration

pumpkin pie
One of my favorites: the color, aroma, and taste of spice laden pumpkin pie.

Autumn Braided Rug – Warm brown traditional floor covering

As homey as a slice of pumpkin pie.

Homespun and Rustic

Salem Autumn Retreat Rug Rug Size: Runner 2'3" x 9'
Salem Autumn Retreat Rug Rug Size: Runner 2’3″ x 9′ Brown braided rugs hark back to traditional America crafts where woolen dresses and coasts that became to worn for use were frugally cut into strips and braided into very serviceable and good looking rugs. We don’t have to do the work of saving rags and braiding them, but we can have the look of these wonderful area rugs today.

Home Accessories

The Tints and Aroma Of an Autumn Day

Yankee Candle Autumn Leaves Crackle Collection Tarts Wax Potpourri Warmer
Yankee Candle Autumn Leaves Crackle Collection Tarts Wax Potpourri Warmer

The Motifs of the Fall Season

Traditional Motifs For This Time Of Year

In Japan, the idea of seasonal words that are identified with seasons are called ‘Kigo‘ (season-related word).

Kigo for Autumn haiku poetry might be dragonflies, full moon, chrysanthemums, colored leaves, fallen leaves, maple, mushrooms, deer, harvest, sunset, .

Harvest, Leaves, Squirrels, Acorns, the list goes on

Every season has its motifs, those objects that we identify in a symbolic or iconic way. Autumn seems to take us back to nature in a way no other season can… we revel in harvest themes and celebrate nature.

My Favorite China – Lenox Autumn

Lenox Autumn Gold-Banded Fine China 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1
Lenox Autumn Gold-Banded Fine China 5-Piece Place Setting, Service for 1

This is one of the most exquisite china designs ever designed.

Falling Leaves

The icon of fallen leaves
The icon of fallen leaves

 

 

 

Welcoming Kitchens

Orange brings warmth and conviviality

If you want a welcoming and cheerful kitchen, autumn color might be just what you are looking for to decorate the kitchen. In the sea of white and metal, there are times we are hungry for color, and no colors harmonize quite so well with good eating as orange and yellow. They are colors that invite you to sit down and enjoy the food.

Orange Kitchen Appliances:

Some things like kitchen appliance must have shiny surfaces, but autumn is not usually shiny or metallic in nature.

Still, in those accessories that might be made of metal, a burnished metal would probably match up better than a bright shiny one.

Think of bronze or wrought iron, or the brushed metals instead of bright brass. Again these aren’t “rules”, just suggestions.

Autumnal Candle – Bring seasonal scent and color into your decor

Do you love candles? Especially candles that scent the air with delicious reminders of everything you love about the season? I do, too. Here is one to try…

Wicks With The Sound Of a Crackling Fire

Woodwick Candle Autumn Sunset Large Jar
Woodwick Candle Autumn Sunset Large Jar

Woodwick candles bring a pleasant crackle to the air, besides their seasonal scent.

Not everyone wants to do a complete decor in Autumn colors, although I hope this post gives you plenty of reasons to consider it.

Even so, almost everyone likes to add a little seasonal accent during harvest time. Candles, table decorations, table cloths, and the scents of the season are a few ways to add the warmth and hospitality that seems to infuse the the fall.

Anything that brings some of nature indoors, with a little of those happy memories of, glorious changing leaves, the first fire in the fireplace, and abundant apple harvests can be incorporated into the home decor.

Some DIY Ideas!

Bedroom Oasis With Moroccan Style

Moroccan Bedroom with Comfort and Style

Bedroom with Comfort and Style
Bedroom with Comfort and Style

Exotic Luxury, Exciting Color, Your Own Night In Casablanca

Rich textures and patterns in colorful fabrics, low seating, ornate carving- these are some of the characteristics of furnishings for a bedroom oasis that has a Moroccan flair.

COLORS?


“Classic Mediterranean blue and white, to intense Delacroix red, to monochromatic yet elegant black and white” and more, from cool off whites to deep jewel tones. sparkling interiors with a bit of fantasy woven in. There is an opportunity for some shabby chic and flea market sale shopping when you put together this look, but it is an “antique” not “junk sale” look.. the faded textured pillow and rugs, the softened colors and worn places of the painted furnishing give comfort, not distress.

If you pay special attention to a few details such as side tables, decorative lighting, typically Moroccan patterned fabrics and keep the furniture on a low profile you will create a truly magnetic Marrakesh hideaway.

Everything low and comfortable

Pillows and poufs, carpets and low tables all add to the feeling of comfort.
Pillows and poufs, carpets and low tables all add to the feeling of comfort.

The Beauty of Moroccan Décor

This style is easy to pull together and it has lots of personality. With a few touches in bedding, occasional pieces, and accessories, the look can be attained.

If you want something that is warm and exotic and filled with rich, luxurious comfort, then Moroccan style is for you. It can be simple, or fantastically layered, and really depends on your own decisions while putting together your space.

To simplify the design, constrain the patterns to a color harmony like blue, beige and white, or something similar. To add more complexity, gather together more of the brighter colors, then add more textures and patterns.

With many of the elements removable like pillows, or lanterns and mirrors, it is easy to change the space when wanting more or less pattern and visual interest.

The Souk: Close your eyes and see before you a labyrinth filled to overflowing with

“…pottery, slippers, poufs, spices, lanterns, paintings, baskets, carpets, bags, jewelry…”

  • My Marrakesh

Poof Ottoman – For Your Marrakesh Hideaway

This is going to give an immediate Moroccan feel to your bedroom décor. Comfy and comes in other colors.

These little ottomans give a handy place to sit while dressing. They can double as a small table area and lend lots of impact for their small size. The colors they come in are almost limitless. I’ve seen a number of brands with different materials and colors. Then, to top it off, Zazzle has offered those you can design yourself.

Poufs Are Perfect Low Seating

Casablanca Market Embroidered Starburst Stitched Cotton Stuffed Leather Pouf, Red on White
Casablanca Market Embroidered Starburst Stitched Cotton Stuffed Leather Pouf, Red on White

This pouf has hand embroidered stitches creating a beautiful leather ottoman. Very versatile and comfortable piece.

This is right at home in the Moroccan style, and gives both low seating and serves as a base for a tray. It gives an authentic Middle Eastern flavor to a design.

A Hanging Chest

Create the bedroom look with space to store essentials. Shelves revealed within, when the two front doors open wide.

Ebony finish on wood; a wood frame and glass panels of reverse painted glass in gold, greens, and burnt sienna. Use it for anything- sweaters,baskets with smaller items, extra linens.

Moroccan Chest

Overall dimensions: 36.5″ H x 41″ W x 12.5″ D makes the full size chest a major storage piece.

The subtle grayed color fits into rooms with neutral, green, or blue.

One Really Great Piece: Moroccan Chest – Carolina Accents Moroccan Chest

Carolina Accents Moroccan Chest
Carolina Accents Moroccan Chest

This Decor Can Be Subtle

Moroccan Decor Can Be Subtle
Moroccan Décor Can Be Subtle

Decorate with Texture and Detail – Patterned Curtains,Wall Art

From allposters: With similar patterns and scale, the many decorative elements add together to create a densely detailed group of tiles that typify the way even every day things are full of artistic interest.
With similar patterns and scale, the many decorative elements add together to create a densely detailed group of tiles that typify the way even every day things are full of artistic interest.

Curtain Considerations

Curtains are a the third largest color space with only the walls and the bed having bigger design impact. Make sure yours give the atmosphere and pattern that makes the room.

Details For Your Bedroom Theme – Fabrics and Accents

As you add accents of lanterns, a mix of traditional styled fabrics in the beautiful colors of Moroccan red, blue, and ocher… the room warms and comes alive. The ornate look of filigree stands out against starkly plain walls, sometimes painted in bright colors, or -more often- in a warm off white or creamy beige.

Richly Patterned Bedding

To create a focal point, the bed coverings are an obvious choice. Usually the biggest visual element in the room, the bedding can be layered to produce the patterns and texture that give this style its character.

Traditionally, blue and white or colorful patterns would be used, but more modern tastes veer towards a subdued and sometimes neutral collection of shades. Whatever color scheme you choose be sure to make the bed the center of attraction.

A simple Moroccan bedroom idea

A simple Moroccan bedroom idea

Moroccan End Tables

Wood, metal, or mirrored, Moroccan tables are often ornate and add decorative pattern.

The occasional tables placed bedside or around the room ( next to a comfy reading chair,perhaps?) are the best way to incorporate the feeling of a decorative scheme without a big outlay of your budget. It is also a way to get the feeling without a full commitment to a certain style.

Those with octagonal shapes fit into corners. Make one of the Moroccan end tables your first purchase, then add some accents for a sure way to bring romance to your boudoir.

Side Table With Inlaid Medallian Design

Moroccan Octagonal End Table Silver Metal Camel Bone & Henna Arabic Furniture
Moroccan Octagonal End Table Silver Metal Camel Bone & Henna Arabic Furniture

The distinctive Octagonal shape that is commonly found in these tables, but with an uncommonly fine inlaid and leather accent.

berber table

Moroccan Afro-Berber Table, Rustic
Moroccan Afro-Berber Table, Rustic

The shape, the color, everything says you have entered a Moroccan oasis of comfort.

Filigree brass metal brings pattern and texture to a mantle, or top of a chest of drawers.
Filigree brass metal brings pattern and texture to a mantle, or top of a chest of drawers.

 

Eye-catching Accents

Bring Moroccan Flavor Into The Room

  • Brass decorative details for an authentic accent.
  • Bring the medallion tile pattern to the floor, with a rug in a light color duo for the bedroom. Many pile rugs have the popular tile patterned design that repeats this familiar Moroccan look.
  • A comfy chair for reading or beside the Moroccan table can make a sitting area for morning tea.

Don’t forget the small details that add up to the feel of a certain place and time in a room.

Even a nightlight and replacement light switch covers add to the decorative theater of your bedroom oasis.

Small touches of pattern, materials, and accents draw the eye and the imagination.

Moroccan Tea Glasses make lovely accessories in any room, but bring special accents of color in a Morocco nuanced bedroom getaway.

Bedroom Accessories – Take me to the Casbah…

Create An Accent

Something as simple as some ornate tea lights can import the feeling of a faraway clime. Added to bedding and bedside tables, a few decorative accessories convincingly convey a Moroccan hideaway.

A veiled bed

Decorative Light Fixtures

Moroccan light fixtures are unique from any other country in the world. Be sure to add some lanterns, and consider ceiling or sconce fixtures. A Tiffany style lamp could also be added for color and pattern.

Gifts & Decor Copper Finish Iron Moroccan Candle Holder
Gifts & Decor Copper Finish Iron Moroccan Candle Holder Metalwork, filigree, soft candle light- this gives all the romantic detail of Tangiers nights.

Light fixtures may be one of the easiest ways to inject both ambiance and the feeling of a look like this one. Why not replace generic fixtures with those that give a room an authentic accent? The metalwork will add texture and pattern which allows for simpler bed coverings and less clutter in accessories.

Outfit Your Bedroom With Things You Will Enjoy

A place for tea things on a small table; Poufs and pillows to sit near low tables or in an alcove- details that make this your refuge from the demands of the day.

The boudoir has always been a place to relax, and a Moroccan habit is to take tea with mint in decorative little glasses. These are ideal for bringing color and charm into the décor, while providing a real invitation to have our own teatime break.

Use a side table to fill a corner, a hexagonal shape table is a very useful and eye pleasing shape that fits in almost anywhere.

Pillows are an easy way to add color and texture in Moroccan style.

Decor Ideas – For your Moroccan Oasis

Inspirations from the Near East

Romantic Marrakesh in Your Own Home

Alberto Pinto has created this exciting purple dream of a room. It is not insipid as most lavender and purple rooms tend to be, but vibrant. It’s richness gives a luxuriant feel to it. another view shows the Moroccan details of screen and mirror surrounded by five decorative plates. So easy to do, but so powerful a visual impact.

Keeping the color range harmonious, there are mixes of pattern. This is the key to mixing patterns, keeping color close and scale of the designs harmonious as well.

He has written a book on how to combine the best of “Orientalism” to create such interiors as this.

Borrow These Colors for Your Bedroom

soft violet, peony pink,, and clear gold combine to make a color scheme that is rich and appealing.
soft violet, peony pink, and clear gold combine to make a color scheme that is rich and appealing.

Bathroom In Moroccan Style

It Can Be Simple – It Can Be Luxe

Romantic and exotic, a Moroccan style bathroom may be just the oasis you need.

Create a Luxuriously Exotic Bathroom

Ever wanted to float away to far off luxury in exotic places?

Ever think of creating a bathroom that will help you do just that, even if only in your dreams?

Bathroom decor is one area of the house where you can dress it up to fit your dreams, and where incorporating luxury in little details is often best appreciated.

People escape from stress in the warm waters of their shower and bathtub… in fact it is a recommended, easy way to get rid of stress.

Why not create an environment that pampers your psyche as well as your physique? A hint of Moroccan Style might be just the ticket.

Stylish moroccan bathroom

As you can see, a few luxurious details in characteristic materials and colors can create a whole atmosphere. Although there are many examples of layered decorative patterns, there are also an equal number of examples of Moroccan styled baths with simple color and decorative choices. Here the decorative pieces are limited to lighting and the mirrors. The overall effect is stunning and restful at the same time.

I do believe the arched doorway is crucial to the effect, here. Without that design clue, much of the Marrakesh effect would be gone. Attention to those architectural details when using a very simple decoration theme is important. You can make up for a lack of architectural décor by using more patterned accessories in fabric and fixtures.

A Modern Bathroom Retreat – Near East Luxury and Style

Sinks

KOHLER K-14297-MP1 Lilies Lore Cast Bronze Undercounter Bathroom Sink, Medium Patina
KOHLER K-14297-MP1 Lilies Lore Cast Bronze Undercounter Bathroom Sink, Medium Patina

This cast bronze basin is intricately embossed with a detailed and beautiful pattern. Just one feature like this can be the focal point of the design, adding a unique texture.

 

Polaris Sinks P559 Bronze Vessel Sink
Polaris Sinks P559 Bronze Vessel Sink

This has an artistic rustic look, as though it was used for centuries, the bronze scrubbed by a hundred hands, and holding the stories of mysterious times gone by.

Tiles Bring Pattern And Flair

Many bathrooms have tile either on the floor, the walls, or in the shower or tub surround. Sometimes encasing all of those areas. Ceramic tiles, whether using a solid color or the decorative ones, will help create a truly Moroccan style, especially if you are starting from scratch or completely renovating a bathroom.

This particular shape of tile, a scrolled edge, is quintessentially Moroccan in feel. If you like solid color, the shape of the tiles give all the design you need. It is a design that is repeated on many fabric designs and which you can also mimic in stenciling, but the ceramic tile will make the bathroom easy to clean.

Consider incorporating tile into the look.

Tiles – Give a Moroccan look

Beacon Blue 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 Inch Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile (10 Pcs/11 Sq. Ft. Per Case, $1 Standard Shipping)
Beacon Blue 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 Inch Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile (10 Pcs/11 Sq. Ft. Per Case, $1 Standard Shipping)

What are you waiting for? There are other color choices in this classic shape, and Amazon makes sure it is conveniently shipped to you. Let these tiles transform your bathroom into a mecca of luxurious relaxation. Easy to clean and a lasting durable surface.

Bathroom Wall Décor – Choices,choices!

Moroccan Wall Stencil

The look of tile on a painted wall

It isn’t a cheap trick, but an ingenious way to insert the look of Moroccan tiles in an otherwise modern nondescript painted wall. Simply use your own elbow grease and paint the colors you desire.

The tutorial.

Sometimes real tile is not in the budget, or the desire to repeat the look on the portion of the wall above tiles needs something beautiful and simple. This stencil is just what you need.

It would also look great in a bedroom adjacent to the bathroom, to carry your Marrakesh dreams throughout the suite of rooms.

Tile Look Stencil

Wall Stencil Marrakech Trellis - Lg - Reusable stencils for DIY decor
Wall Stencil Marrakech Trellis – Lg – Reusable stencils for DIY decor

My Ideal Bathroom – What’s Your Style?

Moroccan Oasis

Moroccan Oasis
Moroccan Oasis

Luxury Bath Fixtures

Platinum Whirlpool Tub Soaking Bathtub With Auto Pipe Cleaning Handheld Showerhead Hydro-Massage System Thermostatic Faucet & Whirlpool Massage
Platinum Whirlpool Tub Soaking Bathtub With Auto Pipe Cleaning Handheld Showerhead Hydro-Massage System Thermostatic Faucet & Whirlpool Massage

Your bath will soak away every care with features of massage and a deep sided tub. This whirlpool tub is made for soaking, but also has the convenience of a handheld shower. Its style and luxury fits with the idea of an incredible vacation in Moroccan splendor.

Incredible beauty and comfort make every bath an exotic experience

tiles
Blue tiles create easy to clean surface.

 

Moroccan Blue is Restful

When creating a look don’t be afraid of borrowing related themes. Bring some French style into your North African retreat.

If you see the similarity between French Provence patterns and some of those in Morocco , it is not by accident, and you aren’t imagining things.

Morocco had a great deal of French influence.

“Provence enjoyed prosperity in the 19th century; the ports of Marseille and Toulon connected Provence with the expanding French Empire in North Africa and the Orient, especially after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869.” -Provence

No wonder these aspects of French and Moroccan style intermingled. The colors are fresh and relaxing, the design is pretty and traditional, it is the best of both worlds in a bathroom that is great to wake up to and perfect to say goodnight to a busy day. The shower curtain can bring the entire room alive with your colors and style.

Color, What Is In A Name?

Romance or Mystery? Cozy familiarity, or Exotic climes?

FRENCH PATTERNED SHOWER CURTAIN

Morning Dew ~ Blue Yellow French Fair Trade Bath Shower Curtain 72x72
Morning Dew ~ Blue Yellow French Fair Trade Bath Shower Curtain 72×72

Love the names of these colors- Morning dew, French blue. Monet loved these colors, too. Make your bathroom a work of art.

While blue and white are mainly featured in this article, another look centered around the colors green, caramel, or Moroccan red could also be chosen (and the palette is not limited to only those choices.)

In any case, medallion designs are common in the look and this type of accessory, the toilet tattoo, may be just the touch you are looking for.

Fabulous Fixtures

One Gorgeous Detail Central To Your Decor

Moroccan Style Ceramic Faucet

This is a gorgeous luxury every time you use your bathroom sink- which is several times a day! Delightful blue and white ceramic patterned pitcher faucet .

Sometimes it only takes one truly fabulous detail that you love to make your bathroom retreat a special place which makes you feel like a princess. I would choose something to use every day, like a sink basin, but if that isn’t in the budget, then one truly beautiful faucet like this one from Kohler might be the chosen focal point.

Whether it is something grand like the tub. or smaller additions like beautiful accessories, give your bathroom some special touches of luxury. It will make it a source of pleasure for a long time.

Quatrefoil Embroidered/ Solid Zero-twist Egyptian Cotton 6-piece Towel Set Gold
Quatrefoil Embroidered/ Solid Zero-twist Egyptian Cotton 6-piece Towel Set Gold

Quatrefoil designs are popular for a reason- they go with almost any other pattern and are traditional, but modern at the same time.

Start with a few fine details

  • Lighting is an easy way to dress up a bathroom.
  • Towels are another simple way to give the nuance of style as well as incorporate your colors into the bathroom.
  • Have you decided on your color scheme? Use towels to accent or harmonize the colors and style you have chosen.

Accessories Accent

What Details To Look For?

Remembering the materials commonly found in Moroccan interiors helps with putting together a look. Besides the colorful tiles and patterned fabrics, brass or embossed metal accessories might be found along with intricately ornamented metal work of different types.

There’s a lot of decoration packed into this design style!

The key to harmonizing the many elements is scale, along with toned down, naturally derived pigments. The brightest colors in Moroccan decorative patterns are often paired with white or creamy alabaster.

Small Detail Equals Big Design Impact

Small Soap Dish in Natural Soapstone - 6" by 4" - Color May Vary
Small Soap Dish in Natural Soapstone – 6″ by 4″ – Color May Vary

The luxurious feel of soapstone which holds room temperature and adds texture to the bath countertop. Anchors the look with its sinuous curves and solid material.

Natural soapstone colors vary, and this adds to the unique and attractive qualities of using natural materials (not to mention the texture and feel)

Does Moroccan decor appeal to you?

In the Mood for Pink

In the Mood for Pink

Bargain in the Worldwide Souk that is eBay – Find tiles for your Moroccan Bathroom Getaway

Enter the Kasbah…

Haven’t you ever dreamed of visiting the storied marketplaces of Morocco and scoring your own design bargains for home? The markets of the world are brought to you… find something gorgeous for your bath.