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The Most Stunning Moroccan Outdoor Decor Ideas

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The Most Stunning Moroccan Outdoor Decor Ideas

If you know me, you know I am the most excited when I work on Moroccan outdoor decor projects. The perspective of creating a cozy outdoor bubble always makes me happy.

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Growing up in Morocco, my favorite place to relax was our house’s outdoor patio. It was a calm space where we would sit to relax, read a book, or chat with other family members while drinking a Moroccan mint tea. We used to change our outdoor decor often as decorating in Morocco is a national hobby, and I always loved to be part of this decorating process.

Authentic Moroccan outdoor decor plays with colors, textures, and plants to create different vibes.

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My classic white-and-black Moroccan outdoor decor inspiration

Moroccan Outdoor Decor Styles for your Patios, Backyards, and Gardens

The good thing about Moroccan outdoor decor is that it’s pretty easy to replicate. In fact, you just need to focus on Morocco’s most emblematic outdoor decor pieces, which I will share with you below. Then, just mix and match to create the Moroccan outdoor decor of your dreams.

1- Earth-toned Kilim Pillows

If you love colors and want your outdoor decor to look like a terrace in Marrakech, then Moroccan kilim pillows are the way to go!

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These Moroccan pillows are very popular in Morocco, especially in the city of Marrakech. They are made with the Kilim fabric, a very resistant, rough, and rustic fabric that ages beautifully even with high sun exposure.

With the Kilim, you can mix colors and patterns to get a cheerful bohemian outdoor space. You can even go further and color the walls in a bold ocher shade for a Marrakech-like vibe.

2- Comfortable Moroccan Seating

There are many ways to enjoy seating in a traditional Moroccan outdoor space. The simplest way is to create a seating space using a Moroccan rug and a great mix of kilim pillows and poufs.

Well, to be honest, even if I am a Moroccan artisanal rug aficionado, I also love using RUGGABLES‘s rugs in my outdoor space. Practicality wins for me, and their rugs are the perfect choice if you are looking for a low-maintenance rug, yet with stunning Moroccan-inspired details.

You can also go with an earth-toned large outdoor sofa which you can combine with a rug for extra coziness.

3- Beni Ourain Poufs and Pillows

beni ourain pillow

Authentic Beni Ourain pillows are entirely handwoven and handmade by Moroccan artisans, using wool and natural black and white dyes. The long making process and the quality of materials can make the Beni Ourain pillows a little costly, but believe me, they are worth every penny! In fact, besides their polished elegant look, they are very resistant, perfect for the outdoors.

4- Moroccan Graphic Poufs

Moroccan graphic poufs are a staple in Moroccan decor in general, used to adorn indoor and outdoor spaces. They contribute to the coziness of the space and allow for a more decontracted gathering.

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There are as many Moroccan pouf designs as there are regions in Morocco. The best ones, and most durable ones, are handmade using natural materials – like wool and leather – and natural dies.

5- Moroccan Low Tables

In Morocco, outdoor spaces are usually decorated so that people can sit on the floor and relax. That’s why poufs, pillows, and rugs are essentials decoration pieces. Another very important Moroccan outdoor decor piece is the Moroccan low coffee table which is used to hold candles and serve Moroccan mint tea and pastries.

6- Lanterns and Candle Holders

Lanterns are candles are an essential decor piece for Moroccan outdoors. The most popular lanterns are hand weaved using rattan, rope, or wood, while multiple candle holders are arranged in the space to achieve a dim intimate ambiance at night.

7- Greenery

Plants and greenery are a must in Moroccan outdoor decor. Usually, the more plants the better. Cactuses and palm trees are my favorite plants to use in Moroccan outdoor decor. I love to use many varieties of them at different heights and/or mix them with other plants.

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pictures taken in BE Marrakech

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really interested by the washable Moroccan rugs

Rated 5 out of 5
May 10, 2021

I’m a real fan of Moroccan rugs but I can’t afford a handmade one, it’s super expensive and with two toddlers, my rug won’t survive the year. One question, is the washable rug a real thing? I’m quite skeptical as I don’t see how they can be cleaned and washed, and most importantly, are they as good-looking as a Moroccan rug? Thank you for the amazing blog

Christine Troy

Response from Moroccanzest

Hi Christine, I was skeptical too about ruggable rugs but they work. I actually have two: one washable rug in my outdoor patio and one in my entryway. I washed them more than a couple of times already and they look as new. I use a gentle wash, gentle cleaning cycle, and cold water. About their look, if you know a little bit about artisanal Moroccan rugs and you take a close look, you will know they are not handmade, but honestly, they look great, they will save you money and with toddlers, you won’t be always stressed about getting them dirty. Hope this helps -xx

great tips

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January 6, 2021

do you have any Moroccan seller who ships decor products to the US? thank you so much

freddy

Response from Moroccanzest

hi Freddy, I always recommend littlemoroccanthings.com. I contributed to their product sourcing many times and I know they work tightly with Moroccan artisans. You’ll be sure to get authentic Moroccan products.

great for an anniversary party

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May 10, 2021

I’m planning my wedding’s 10th-anniversary party and as I got married in Marrakech, a Moroccan-themed party will be perfect. Your recommendations are amazing and really tasty, thank you. Do you have any song recommendations? – Some songs to chill but also to dance and have fun. many thanks

sarah guiguere

Response from Moroccanzest

Hi Sarah, congrats on the anniversary! I have a Moroccan party playlist on Spotify, which you can find in this post

https://moroccanzest.com/tea-party-ideas/

Hope this helps, and wish you a lot of love and happiness in your couple. -xx

great rugs, are they really washable

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May 10, 2021

I’ve been noticing more and more washable rugs and I wonder if they really work. I’m tired of constantly changing my rugs because of stains. What do you think, do they really work?

Houria

Response from Moroccanzest

Hi Houria, yes they do work! I have two ruggable rugs and I love them. I use them in areas prone to spills and dirt. Hope this helps. -xx

nice inspiration

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May 3, 2021

Can’t wait to decorate my little boho backyard. Thank you for the inspiration and tips

Jessica adams

dreamy

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April 16, 2021

thank you for the inspiration, I will redecorate my patio with a Moroccan style, it will remind me of my lovely honeymoon trip to Morocco. Amazing recommendation by the way, I will try to put my hands on the pillows, and low tables. just one question, you did not link to any rugs in your article, is it possible to share some of your favorites? thank you

agathe roswell

Response from Moroccanzest

Hi Agathe, of course! we just added a few rug recommendations for you. I hope you like them -xx

inspiring pictures

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March 29, 2021

every picture is gorgeous, thank you for the inspiration

lana bazil

every picture makes me want to chill and cozy up

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March 22, 2021

thank you for the inspiration, I will for sure apply some of your tips when decorating my backyard this spring.

jasmine westbrook

just received the kilim pillow and the tray table

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December 22, 2020

awesome recommendations, thank you! the quality is really there. I’m sure they will look stunning in my little balcomy

georgina barel

Will try it indoor

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September 11, 2020

I dont have an outdoor space but my living room has a little empty space that i didnt know how to use until this post. I ll go for a Moroccan rug, a few Moroccan pillows and poufs (thank you for the link!) and a Moroccan tray and table. Can’t wait to create this little boho space.

Blake charles

very romantic

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September 3, 2020

love love love the moroccan outdoor decor, it’s warm, cozy and romantic especially when you combine it with Moroccan lamps and lanterns. thank you for the tips!

shania

great memories

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July 22, 2020

I visited morocco last year and I am still in love with moroccan decor! Thank you so much for the inspiration. Just ordered the table you recommended for my little patio. any rug recommendations?

katy dawson

Response from Moroccanzest

hi katy, happy I could help! I just added a couple of rugs I love and which are super practical to use for the outdoors. I hope you like them. -xx

Great pillows!

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July 17, 2020

Love the colors and the materials used in Moroccan decors. Oh my god love the trays and pillows!

Andrew

How gorgeous!

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July 17, 2020

Just ordered a few pieces from your recommendations. Love me some Moroccan decor

Tatiana butre

Safaa, founder of moroccanzest

From design and decor to food and travel, moroccanzest is the space where I share what I loved growing up in Morocco, and more. It’s your destination for everything beautiful, artistic, and made the Moroccan way with love. Learn more about me here.