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.
Now that I live in the US, many years later, I have my own Moroccan outdoor terrace that I’m proud of. I mostly alternate between a sophisticated Moroccan decor using white and black traditional pieces, and a more bohemian decor inspired by Marrakech, Morocco’s most famous city.
Authentic Moroccan outdoor decor plays with colors, textures, and plants to create different vibes. It can be elegant with a simple color palette, or bohemian playing with many colors. In both cases, it creates a warm outdoor cozy space.
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- The Beni Ourain Pillow
The Beni Ourain pillow is a signature piece in Moroccan decoration.
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 really worth it! In fact, they are VERY resistant, perfect for indoor and outdoor, and the most important part, they look STUNNING!
2- The Moroccan Graphic Poufs
Moroccan Poufs are basic in Moroccan decor and a favorite piece 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.
The Moroccan round leather pouf is one of my favorite poufs. I always had at least a couple in my apartments and office space. They come in different colors and they really REALLY add a beautiful touch.
These beautiful $120 leather Poufs are authentic and handmade in Morocco.
2- The Moroccan Kilim Pillow
If you love colors and want your outdoor decor to look like a terrace in Marrakech, then you should get a few Moroccan kilim pillows.
These Moroccan pillows are very popular in Morocco, especially in Marrakesh city. They are made with the Kilim, a very resistant, rough, and rustic fabric that ages beautifully even with high sun exposure.
With the Kilim outdoor Moroccan decor, mixing colors and patterns is a must. The outcome is a sunny, cheerful outdoor space that you can upgrade by coloring the wall with a beautiful Marrakech ocher color.
This stunning ocher kilim pillow – $59 was handmade and handwoven in Morocco.
3- Moroccan Rugs
There are at least a dozen of Moroccan rug types and all of them can be used in outdoor decor.
While in Morocco, darker colors are preferred as light-colored rugs are harder to maintain, you can really go with any color and style. This rugs selection on Etsy is unbelievably gorgeous and hard to resist.
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 table, also used to serve food as there is no gathering in Morocco without food, right?
There are many kinds of Moroccan low tables. The wood ones, the metallic ones, the ones with tiles, etc, with engravings or other artisanal embellishments.
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. They really elevate the whole decor.
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.
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
Will try it indoor
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.
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!
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 and rug you recommended for my little patio.