How to Decorate with Blue Rugs and Moroccan Tile Patterns

Rug designers draw inspiration from countries and cultures around the world. One favorite locale is Morocco. This wondrous North African country has inspired painters, architects, musicians, interior designers and fashion designers for hundreds of years. Moroccan mosaic tiles, also referred to as Fez, Moorish or zillij tiles are gorgeous handmade tiles that have been crafted using ancient hand-cutting techniques. The colors are bold and intense, arranged in stunningly intricate geometric patterns that feature elements like stars, chevrons and hexagons. The resulting tiles are used in a multitude of applications ranging from backsplashes to furniture to flooring.

If you walk into a Moroccan riad filled with Moroccan-tiled floors, it may feel as if you’re walking on a magic carpet. The kaleidoscope of colors can be extremely exciting and invigorating, and although you may love the look, you may find that it would be a bit too busy for your space. Luckily, there’s a happy medium. Moroccan tiles can be filled with a dozen different colors, or they can utilize two colors for a more relaxed look. Blue Moroccan tile is extremely popular. You may then reason that although you love the look of blue and white Moroccan tile flooring, it may be a bit too cold and hard for your home. Try blue rugs with Moroccan-style designs, some of the most beautiful blue rugs in the world. Blue rugs featuring Moroccan geometric designs look heart-stoppingly beautiful atop dark, wood flooring or in rooms with monochromatic color schemes. Go ahead and try it; do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Blue Rugs and Pattern on Pattern Decorating

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Beautiful blue room with wood and ceramic accents designed by Leanne Thornton. Image courtesy Thornton Designs.

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Another view of the living room designed by Leanne Thornton. Imagine how a blue and white needlepoint rug with a Moroccan tile pattern would look in this room. Image courtesy
Thornton Designs.

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A Leanne Thornton designed living room based on a small scale greek-key patterned blue rug. Image courtesy Thornton Designs.

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The geometric pattern of the dark blue rug brings out the beauty of the curvilinear pattern of the chair fabric. Image courtesy Thornton Designs.

A single glance at Connecticut designer Leanne Thornton’s portfolio makes one thing explicitly clear: she is a fan of fabric and pattern. In her spaces, you’ll notice glorious pattern after glorious pattern, whether it’s just the cover of a pillow, the wallpaper on the wall or the rug on the floor. She believes that there’s always a way to balance luxury and utility.

Blue rugs in a room filled with blue and white elements are nice. Blue rugs with geometric Moroccan patterns in a room filled with curvilinear blue and white patterns and rounded shapes are spectacular. Thornton’s rooms feature blue rug with a variety of geometric patterns that are an integral part of Moroccan tile designs. Thornton creates contrast with dark polished wood floor and furniture which also adds warmth and makes the room f of the coffee table adds relaxing contrast, while the blue and white cushions on the seating borrow some of the color from the rug for an effect that’s complementary, not overwhelming. Can’t you see yourself serving English high tea here?

Blue Rugs Glam

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A Blue rug with a curvilinear pattern helps the other elements in a room pop, as in this living room designed by Kishani Perera. Image courtesy Kishani Perera.

You say you’re looking for fabulous rooms that mix a little bit of raw beauty with layers of glamour? Celebrity designer Kishani Pererra’s ears must be ringing because that’s exactly what she brings to the table with her modern bohemian glam interiors. The owner of Rummage, the L.A.-based vintage home boutique, Perrera brings a little bit of vintage, a boat-load of style and a houseful of glamour into every room she designs.  

Blue rugs with Moroccan-influenced design don’t have to be the only powerhouse in the room. Here, the rug creates a gorgeous base from which the rest of the room springs. Mauve pleated lamp shades, vintage knick-knacks, deep greyish-blue walls and a multi-tiered crystal chandelier round out the fabulousness.

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