It seems like you can’t open Pinterest, Instagram, or your favorite design magazine without seeing a Moroccan rug. And despite that ubiquity—and the fact that they’ve been on our best-seller lists for years—hear us out when we say that boho Moroccan rugs are not a fad. With a rich history dating back thousands of years, they’ve been gracing homes with their vintage, cozy appeal for so long, we think it’s safe to bet they’ll never go out of style.
Aside from their authentic sense of history, Moroccan rugs have earned a soft spot (literally!) in our (proverbial!) heart for so many reasons. Discover why and see some of our favorite ways to decorate with these bohemian beauties below.
The patterns are (almost) endless.
Featuring everything from dazzling diamonds and elegant trellises to perfectly imperfect lines, Moroccan rugs come in an array of unique patterns that lend themselves well to nearly any space. Go for a graphic punch with a bold, oversize pattern, try a rug with lighter lines for something more subdued, or choose a style with a lively, all-over pattern to make your rug the centerpiece of the space—sort of like artwork for your floors.
Pick a color, any color.
While you often see neutral cream-and-black Moroccan rugs adding warmth to more airy, minimal spaces, they also come in an array of bright hues that will make your room pop. We love the way neutrals add just the right amount of pattern and character to spaces filled with creams, tans, and grays. And there’s nothing quite like a bold, vibrant, boho Moroccan rug to make an unforgettable statement in your home.
Find the material that’s perfect for you.
Wool, synthetics, and even jute: Moroccan rugs come in nearly every material, which means you can find the perfect fit for any room. Durable wool and synthetic rugs are just right for high-traffic areas like living rooms, hallways, and entries, while jute is a favorite choice for bedrooms and under the dining table. Moroccan rugs are famous for their plush shaggy pile, too: available in wool or synthetic, they are equally inviting for you to sink your feet into, and are a soft and smart choice for nurseries, bedrooms, and kids’ rooms.
You can’t talk about the boho look without mentioning layered rugs! Layering rugs is one of our favorite styling tricks, and an easy way to create that lived-in, global-inspired, endlessly cozy feel we can’t get enough of. We love how Moroccan rugs look layered on top of a neutral jute style, but we definitely wouldn’t say no to a bold pattern-on-pattern duo, either!