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Embroidered drapes are an essential for Moroccan style interiors

Moroccan style is particularly popular right now.

Moroccan style is particularly popular right now.

One of the best things about the plethora of interior design websites and resources available to consumers for free these days is that just about anyone can gain access to the kind of design that was previously available only to those who could afford to hire a decorator. Now, it's possible to find a picture of the style that you're in search of and replicate it in a way that fits your price range, no matter what your budget happens to be. 

Still, there are some styles and pictures that tend to be the most popular on these websites, helping to drive what becomes trendy in home decor. One such look that always seems to crop up in idea books is Moroccan decor. This look has long been a favorite of legendary clothing designers and wealthy jet-setters who could afford to make it to the legendary Bazaar in Marrakech year after year. Nowadays, it no longer requires an international flight to this legendary North African country to catch a glimpse into the unique tastes that it has inspired—all most people need is an internet browser. 

Because of its position geographically, Morocco has always been a cultural transition point. The ports on this country in the Northwest corner of Africa see goods from Europe, Asia and all other parts of the world, allowing for the interior design to draw inspiration from a number of places. Over the years, Morocco has developed a design aesthetic that's completely its own. And recently, that style has become very popular with people from all over the world.

Moroccan interiors are known for being rich in patterns, bright colors and textiles, making them captivating places to spend time. Rather than sticking to one material, a house that draws inspiration from this part of the world won't just rely on one material for furniture and accessories. While lighting may be made of tin, the sofa could be trimmed in wood and an ottoman might just be made entirely from leather.  

Many Moroccan-inspired interiors feature embroidered curtains and drapes, and just about every space has some sort of window treatment. Depending on the room, you can choose something with a heavy pattern or a bright set of solid silk drapes. The goal in an interior like this is always to make it so that the drapes blend in with the rest of the space, and become one element among many that will capture and delight the eye of every visitor.

Whether you want to incorporate the Moroccan style into your house with just one piece or through an entire renovation, this can be a wonderful way to bring an updated look into your interior without running the risk of creating too dated an appearance. Though this aesthetic is certainly very popular right now, because it is rooted in another culture, a Moroccan interior will not necessarily have the same problem that other trendy styles have over time. With the help of patterned window treatments, design an interior that has some real staying power for future decades.