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.
And that isn’t a coincidence. Growing up in Morocco, my favorite place to relax was our house’s outdoor patio. It was a calm space where we would sit alone to relax, or with other members to chat while drinking a Moroccan mint tea. We used to change the decorations regularly 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.
Moroccan Outdoor Decor Styles for your Patios, Backyards, and Gardens
The good thing about Moroccan outdoor decoration is that it doesn’t need a lot of work to create. 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- Beni Ourain Pillows and Poufs
Authentic Beni Ourain pillows are entirely handwoven and handmade by Moroccan artisans, using wool and a natural black and white dye. The long making process and the quality of materials can make the Beni Ourain pillows a little costly, but believe me, they are worth it! In fact, besides their polished elegant look, they are very resistant, perfect for indoors and outdoors.
2- 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.
There are as many Moroccan Poufs 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.
2- 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!
These Moroccan pillows are very popular in Morocco, especially in 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.
3- Earth-toned Seating
There are many ways to enjoy seating in a traditional Moroccan outdoor space. The first and simplest way is to create a seating space using a Moroccan fluffy rug and a great mix of kilim pillows and poufs.
Well, to be honest, even if I am a Moroccan rug aficionado, I also love using Ruggable‘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.
A more modern way to arrange sitting is to opt for an earth-toned ultra-comfortable outdoor sofa.
4- 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.
5- Lanterns and Candle Holders
Plants and greenery are a must in Moroccan outdoor decor. Usually, the more plants the better. Cactuses and climber plants 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.
do you have any Moroccan seller who ships decor products to the US? thank you so much
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.
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, couch, and low tables.
every picture is gorgeous, thank you for the inspiration
every picture makes me want to chill and cozy up
thank you for the inspiration, I will for sure apply some of your tips when decorating my backyard this spring.
just received the kilim pillow and the tray table
awesome recommendations, thank you! the quality is really there. I’m sure they will look stunning in my little balcomy