You can't open Pinterest, Instagram, or your favorite design magazine without coming across a Moroccan rug. And, despite their widespread availability—and the fact that we are a Moroccan rug based store—hear us out when we say that bohemian Moroccan rugs are not a passing fad. With a rich history spanning thousands of years, they've been adorning homes with their antique, warm charm for so long that we believe it's safe to say they'll never go out of style.
Moroccan area rugs have earned a warm spot (literally!) in our (proverbial!) hearts for a variety of reasons, aside from their true feeling of history. Learn why and see some of our favorite ways to decorate with these boho beauties in the gallery below.
The Patterns and Motifs are (Nearly) Limitless.
Moroccan rugs come in an assortment of distinctive designs that lend themselves nicely to virtually any environment, with anything from brilliant diamonds and beautiful trellises to flawlessly imperfect lines. Try a strong, larger design for a visual punch, a rug with softer lines for something more muted, or a style with a vibrant, all-over pattern to make your rug the focal point of the space—sort of like artwork for your floors.
Choose a Color, Any Color.
While neutral cream-and-black Moroccan shag rugs are commonly seen bringing warmth to more open, simple rooms, they also come in a variety of brilliant colors that will make your home shine. We love how neutrals lend just the perfect bit of pattern and personality to spaces that are predominantly creams, tans, and grays. And nothing makes a memorable statement in your home like a colorful, vibrant, bohemian Moroccan rug.
Find the Best Rug Material for You.
Moroccan area rugs are available in practically every material, including wool, cactus silk (Sabra), and even recycled materials, allowing you to discover the right match for any decor. Wool and cactus silk rugs are ideal for high-traffic spaces such as living rooms, hallways, and entryways, while rugs made of recycled materials (Boucherouite rugs) are a popular choice for bedrooms and beneath the dining table. Moroccan rugs are also known for their velvety shaggy pile, which is available in wool and is equally appealing to dig your feet into. They are a soft and clever choice for nurseries, bedrooms, and children's rooms as well.
Layer Your Rug.
You can't discuss the bohemian style without discussing layered rugs! Layering rugs is one of our favorite style tactics, and it's a quick way to achieve that lived-in, global-inspired, eternally comfortable vibe we love. We adore Moroccan rugs placed on top of a neutral rug or wall-to-wall carpet, but we wouldn't turn down a dramatic pattern-on-pattern combo!