I love visiting my daughter’s in New York City. So I thought I surprise her with a bedroom makeover. She has been hinting for months for new items for her bedroom. Her love for exotic fabrics and natural element made it easy for me to design her New York City bedroom in a Moroccan inspired theme. After flipping through magazines and Pinterest I found many ideas. Moroccan interior design is bright and detailed with large pattern design which is the perfect choice for someone who loves the exotic decor. If you love exotic and natural elements than you will love how to design a Moroccan inspired bedroom.
Step 1: Finding the Fabric
For weeks I was searching for fabrics at my local fabric shop. I found some Moroccan inspired fabric that had large patterns in blue hues and knew this was the perfect find. I had 4 canvases in my attic that I could cover, which would make for a great headboard.
Step 2: Solving the Closet Problem
Leanna’s bedroom is large with no closets. To solve her closet problem we installed 2-tier clothes hanger floor rack on each side of the bed. It’s a trendy look for NYC apartments. One side is for her purses, shoes and the other side is dedicated to her clothes. Leanna clothes are bright colors and the mixture of patterns and texture fabric was keeping with the Moroccan style.
Step 3: The Head Board
- 4 Yards of two styles of bohemian inspired fabric
- 4 large canvases
- fabric staple gun
Take 1/2 yard of fabric and cover the canvas completely and staple the fabric on the back of the canvas. Keep fabric taut while stapling. Cover two of the canvasses with one fabric style and the other two canvases in another fabric style of your choice. That way it will give a beautiful and colorful contrast to the headboard. When placing the canvases to the wall, make sure they are low enough to create a headboard-like appearance. Hammer three nails in the wall per canvass to keep them secure.
Step 4: The Pillow
- 1 1/2 yard of leftover fabric from the canvasses
- 16-inch pillow form
- sewing machine
- needle & thread
Cut the fabric by 18 inches on each side, give yourself two inches to sew the seam. Sew the last seam half way so that there’s a gap to pull pillow form through. Handsewn the gap opening to close.
Step 5: Bed Runner
- Leftover fabric
Measure two pieces of the leftover fabric to 53 inches in length by 6 inches width. Sew both pieces together with a top stitch all around. Place on edge of the bed.
For more ideas with fabric see my envelope pillow DIY.