Arabic lamps, an exotic touch for your home
Arabic decoration causes a certain fascination in the Western world. Its carved wooden furniture, its wrought iron lamps, their carpets and tapestries ... seduce us as much for their style as for their colors. Arab craftsmanship oozes exoticism and it is not unusual to find small brushstrokes of this in Western homes.
Lamps and lanterns are one of the most striking elements of Moroccan homes. Handcrafted in steel, copper, bronze or wood, they have engraved on all sides that allow the passage of light outwards. Used to decorate entrance halls, living rooms and bedrooms, they do not go unnoticed.
Characteristics of Arab lamps
Traditionally in the design of Arabic lamps, both curved shapes have been used multi-face figures that simulate them They present, therefore, a radial and symmetrical design, simple generally in form but very rich, however, in details.
Arab lamps present quality prints in all its faces. These allow the passage of light and draw in the walls and ceilings intricate shades with geometric or floral patterns that add a magical air to the room. The lamps as well as a decorative element thus become a tool to create an atmosphere full of exoticism.
The characteristics mentioned up to now are common both in large ceiling lamps and in table lamps or lanterns. The latter, however, often present an additional feature in their design: inlays of colorful crystals.
Decorate with Arabic lamps
Arab lamps are usually large and hang several meters below the ceiling. It is this type of lamp that can become an indispensable element of the stay if it is placed in the center of it. You will find it in many magazine interiors on the coffee table in the classroom.
Traditional Arabic lamps used to be used in high ceiling rooms, hence they hung several meters below it. Today its design has been adapted to adapt to smaller rooms, reducing both its size and the length of the chain. And they have also undergone aesthetic changes, acquiring more contemporary designs, less recharged
The lanterns, both for their size and for being easily transportable, they are usually placed on the floor or the surface of tables and chests of drawers. It is common to find them on the bedside table, where they create a really attractive shadow pattern when the day falls.
From this magical atmosphere that they create when they are lit, other corners of the house also benefit. Place them next to the sofa to provide the space a more intimate night at night or on a low table in the chill out zone to create an atmosphere that helps you relax. You can also use them outdoors, marking roads or next to the pool.
Groups of lamps
It is no secret that in the last decade there is a tendency to decorate the spaces with groups of lamps. What happens if we want to adapt this trend to Arab lamps? That as with the rest we can play with lamps of different sizes, shapes or colors, as long as they keep some common characteristic. If you want to give a modern and personal touch to the lighting of your home, this is a good way to do it.
There are also designs on the market already manufactured. They are usually composed of lamps of the same design of the same or different size that hang from the same base of the ceiling. Especially striking are those that descend from circular shape, spiral.
Arabic lamps are a fantastic tool to give you a touch of exoticism to a certain room. Combine them with carved wooden furniture and colorful rugs and poufs if you want a stay inspired by Morocco. Choose dark furniture and textiles in all reds, oranges and purple if you want a traditional aesthetic. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a more modern aesthetic, look for white furniture, softer textiles and lamps with less ornate designs.