Moroccan rugs are readily utilized by design enthusiasts being that they tend to be handmade and usually, one-of-a-kind. Some feature simple geometric shapes, in a palette of black and white, while others are wild and bright, standing in as statement pieces. Traditionally, Moroccan rugs were woven by native tribes to double as sleeping mats and bedding for warmth. Throughout the years their intricate compositions and cultural significance have found a place within modern design. Here, we rounded up the Moroccan-inspired rugs that made us fall in love with the trend all over again.
Black walls. Cement floors. Exposed wood beams. It’s a simple shell to showcase a collection of worldly and cultured décor items. This Moroccan rug reflects the designs of the Azilal tribe. They often used various dyes—indigo, saffron, madder root—to color sections of the rug. Blue was most notably the color of wisdom.
Natural elements are highlighted in this beautiful and earthy space - from the leather sofa to the wood slab stools. It’s a bohemian space effortlessly complemented by the geometric lines of the Moroccan area rug.
Moroccan cactus silk rugs are usually characterized by their thin and soft weight, much like this colorful one that showcases animated figures reminiscent of tribal culture. If you can find a vintage one, you’ll have a handmade piece that’s constructed from silk drawn from the agave cacti.
This shaggy style is a Boucherouite Moroccan rug, characterized by its bushy pile and colorful design. Traditionally these rugs were constructed from recycled fabric straps, meaning they made for a soft landing pad.
The classic high-pile wool, ivory background, and geometric pattern are on display in this Beni Ourain rug. This style was first created by Beni Ourain tribes in Morocco's Atlas mountains, and they’ve since become one of the most popular Moroccan-style rugs.