How to use Moroccan Tile in your Home

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

Seattle Interior Design and Feng Shui
Ways to design with moroccan tile

Moroccan Tile has been the design trend for the past couple of years now. It's a fun way to add a dramatic statement to any space. When I first found moroccan tile, I thanked the design gods. Finally, a patterned tile. Don't get me wrong, I love a bold ceramic or textural porcelain, but sometimes your space just needs a patterned tile.

But loving a fun tile is one thing. The challenge is where to put it in your space. Here are a few ways you can use this fun tile in your home and interior design.


Fireplaces are natural focal points for rooms. Add some funky tile, and all eyes will be focused on this statement for other reasons. A design tip is to take the tile only up to the mantle and leave the rest the wall color. A fully tiled fireplace will be too busy and be distracting for the eye and mind.


It's common for us to add moroccan tile to our floors, but since it typically has a busy pattern, this can be visually overwhelming in larger spaces. If you're wanting to add this tile to your floors, add it in smaller spaces, such as powder or laundry rooms. If you do have an open floor plan, you can inlay tile in a certain area to 'room' that portion off, such as a kitchen or entrance to your home.


Create a dynamic kitchen with a bold backsplash. To offset this busy pattern, keep the rest of your kitchen simplistic. Keep the cabinets all the same color (kitchens don't like fighting design trends and color blocking is another bold look), and opt for simple door styles such as shaker or flat.


Moroccan tile on your stairs is a snazzy way to spice up a boring riser. It's a low cost way to create a statement in your home without the major investment of material costs. To connect this design to other aspects of your home, add the tile in small doses elsewhere, such as your powder room floor or connect the pattern/color in some other ways, such as pillows, area rugs, or wall art that's not as permanent.

Shower Power

Love your time in the shower? Well why not go with some moroccan tile to add some extra oomph to your cleanse? Whether it be a full accent wall, a stunning niche, or full surround, moroccan tile is one way to make this a statement space.

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