Get the Look: How to Create a Bohemian Aesthetic with Vintage Moroccan Rugs

Vintage Moroccan rugs are a great way to add a unique, bohemian-style accents to any spaces décor. Whether you’re looking to create a warm, cozy, textured and inviting atmosphere or to establish a luxurious and exotic presence, vintage Moroccan rugs will be an eye catching centre piece. But knowing how to use them to achieve the look you want isn’t always easy. From picking the right rugs to styling them in the right way, here’s how to use vintage Moroccan rugs to create a beautiful, bohemian aesthetic in your home.


First, you’ll want to find the right rug or rugs. When it comes to picking out vintage Moroccan rugs, there are a few key things to keep in mind. Start by choosing the right size and shape. For example, Moroccan rugs often come in square, or rectangle shapes — so ensure the space you intend to use it in otherwise consider layering to achieve the bohemian look you’re going for. Additionally, Moroccan rugs typically come in larger sizes; so smaller sizes should be considered for spaces leading into your boho space or as the Berber tribes often employ as wall hangings.

When it comes to colour and pattern, the best way to achieve the bohemian aesthetic is to go for bold patterns and bright colours. Look for rugs with vibrant, rich colours like red, yellow, or blue; and attention-grabbing patterns like stripes, diamonds, or traditional glyph designs. Also, try to find vintage rugs that have some signs of wear or distressing — this adds a textured, handcrafted quality to the bohemian aesthetic.

                            Boho Vintage moroccan rug that is red, blue and yellow


Once you’ve got your rugs, the next step is to position them in your space. This can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your space. For a truly bohemian feel, try layering different rugs on top of each other. This creates an interesting and unique look, and it will also make the space feel more inviting and cozy. You can also try positioning the rug just under the sofa or bed, or even in the center of the room to make a bold statement.


      Moroccan rug in a boho space


In addition to positioning your rugs, you can also add other complementary elements to your space to create a more complete bohemian look. Try using woven grass halfa pendants around the room, or add some natural textures with tamegroute pottery, vintage urns, and plants. Also, try adding some throw pillows with patterns that match the rug to complete the look, cactus silk or mud cloth really reinforce a tribal boho look!


            Two Halfa Grass pendants hanging above a jewellery display in two gypsys boutique

Finally, it’s important to remember that the most important part of creating a bohemian aesthetic in your home is to create a space that you can relax in and enjoy that really reflects YOUR personality. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different pieces — like vintage Moroccan rugs and other elements — to find the perfect feel for your home. With a little creativity and experimentation, you can create a beautiful and inviting space that you can be proud of. 

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