Typically, we’ve always been told that light colours open up a space, but if you have a small dark room already no amount of bright white paint is going to solve your problem. Instead embrace the darkness – introducing a dark colour onto walls, ceilings, features or floorboards in a small space will actually enhance its cosiness.
The best way to complement your newly transformed dark space is to add colourful accessories. Dark walls accentuate vibrant hues and Moroccan home accessories are abundant in colour. Clashing colours - such as oranges against blues or yellows against charcoals – often look more expensive and sophisticated than when placed against lighter walls and furnishings.
The Moroccans know all about creating sumptuous bedrooms. Off-set dusky tones with piles of jewel-coloured Berber wool cushions or soft Sabra silk cushions for a truly luxurious look and feel.
Decadent living rooms
Don't be afraid to go all-out to create an opulent living room. Paint walls and ceilings in a dark colour and introduce a contrasting, monochrome Beni Ouarain rug to finish off your bold statement.
A cosy, snug study or home office can be a dream retreat for getting some work done, especially on grey days. Why not experiment with panting one feature wall dark and adding a patterned Kilim rug to create a sophisticated workspace.
Bring out your bathroom’s inner-spa by opting for dark walls and ceiling. Lit with soft lighting or candles, your bathroom will be a dream to retreat to after a long day. Add in a black & white Moroccan bathmat to enhance your look further.
So be bold and let your senses dive into inky hues of blue, green, charcoal and more. And don’t forget to complete your new space with the best Moroccan inspired home accessories. Here are some of our favourites…