We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. The antique, traveled look of traditional Moroccan rugs or the plush, inviting pile of a Moroccan shag rug are elements that help elevate a space with a soft and often vibrant statement-making appeal. Here at Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated line of Moroccan rugs is perfect for your home, offering endless ways to set a foundation for signature style.
A rug often serves as the grounding influence in your space, drawing other décor elements in a room together with color, texture, and pattern. Moroccan carpets and plush Moroccan rugs have a storied tradition of offering rich designs in a range of styles, from neutral and tonal to vibrant and bold. Whether you are setting off a collected look full of found items and brass accents, anchoring your space for eclectic maximalism, or laying a soft base in a tranquil, cozy lounge, there is a Moroccan rug for your look.
Not sure where to start when choosing a Moroccan area rug or runner to buy for your space? Don’t worry; we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below for inspiration when browsing and styling advice as you shop our curated collection of new and vintage Moroccan rugs.
Choosing a Moroccan Rug for Your Space
Styling a rug is a crucial part of defining a space. Beyond setting the tone for your aesthetic, a well-styled rug can serve as an anchor for sofas and chairs. Plus, it offers a soft layer for your feet that can help absorb sound in an apartment or open-plan layout. That can seem like a lot to keep in mind when choosing a rug to buy, but it’s all about selecting the proper size, style, and construction that makes sense for the look and feel of your space. Moroccan rugs come in a diverse range of styles, which we can cover late. First, it can be helpful to start by considering the dimensions of your space.
Always take your measurements before making a purchase. Whether you are looking for a Moroccan area rug or a runner for your galley kitchen or hallway, there may be different considerations to take into account. In general, you want to make sure to leave some breathing room between the rug and any walls while being mindful not to style a rug that is too small for the space. Take a trick from designers and try marking out the area with painter’s tape for help visualizing. Check out our rug guide for room-by-room tips and answers to commonly asked questions.
Why We Love Moroccan Style Rugs
Over centuries Morocco has been a gateway and fusion point for rich cultures on all sides while offering its own identity from its many Berber ethnic groups. A rich array of styles, colors, and textures can be seen in the craftsmanship and bazaars distinctive to the area. Moroccan rugs are a hallmark of this vibrant heritage, weaving together diverse elements in a completely unique style. Often called Berber rugs for the indigenous peoples in whom this tradition is rooted, the robust quality and vivid character of Moroccan carpets and Moroccan style rugs ground your look with eclectic warmth and artisan tradition.
Whether looking for something cozy, like our Noa Moroccan Shag Rug, or just the perfect blend of durability and timeless appeal offered by a Moroccan wool rug, there are styles for every room—from a luxe lounge to a transitional area. So whether you are shopping for a more traditional handwoven work of art or modern Moroccan rug designs, the wide range of patterns and styles available lets you tailor the look to your space.
Moroccan Style Rugs for Every Look
Need help deciding which type of Moroccan rug to buy? We know that shopping rugs can feel like a constant process of refinement and discovery. Here are some styles and design notes to consider as you browse.
Traditional Moroccan Rugs
Moroccan rugs seem to be synonymous with timeless quality and style. There is a good reason for that. These rugs are often handmade with striking patterns that pop on the plush pile. Check out how the high pile and braided fringe of this hand-knotted Leila Moroccan Shag Rug offers a cozy touch in a versatile style. A traditional Moroccan wool rug can provide an elevating tone from grounding a transitional look to a curated aesthetic.
Vintage Moroccan Rugs
Nothing adds character to a space like a vintage rug. These one-of-a-kind pieces tell a unique story filling the room with a rich culture and history. A vintage Moroccan rug is a great way to complement sculptural and tactile decor, tying together disparate elements in a globally inspired aesthetic.
Modern Moroccan Rugs
Moroccan rugs are not exclusively antique in style. Today artisans and designers take notes from generations of experience to make rugs that blend traditional elements with modern designs. A plush Moroccan rug in a tonal palette or a fresh take on a vintage style can ground a minimalist look or refine a modern aesthetic. We love how Sarah Sherman Samuel blends the old with the new in this Moroccan Flatweave Rug.
However, and wherever you decide to style it, a Moroccan rug allows you the flexibility to showcase your design aesthetic. Consider all the ways this distinctive, culturally rich element can offer a signature touch to the cozy and vibrant style of your home.
When you shop online for a Moroccan-style rug at Lulu and Georgia, you’ll find pieces that define and elevate the look and feel of your space. Whether you are looking to find a soft layer with a geometric appeal or a one-of-kind antique to refresh your living area, we have a selection that offers a wide range of styles, colors, and textures to choose from. Check out our Shop by Room page for more ideas on creating stylish everyday living spaces.