Get the look: Interior designer BEN HILLMAN on how to use Moroccan style to ...

From lighting, texture, pattern and colour, Moroccan style has it all. The look has evolved over centuries thanks to the country’s diverse history that encompasses the Moors, Berbers, Arabs, Romans and French to create a deliciously dazzling look.

Classic elements of the style include kilim rugs, layered and patterned fabrics, pierced metalwork lights and lamps, ornately carved woodwork, and even Tadelakt plastered walls and surfaces.

Classic elements of the Moroccan style can be evoked using items including kilim rugs, layered and patterned fabrics (Anya Lounge Chair £395 from soulccollective.co.uk)

Classic elements of the Moroccan style can be evoked using items including kilim rugs, layered and patterned fabrics (Anya Lounge Chair £395 from soulccollective.co.uk)

Mandala stencils from £15.98 as well pierced metalwork (pictured) can help to create a Moroccan interior style

Mandala stencils from £15.98 (pictured) as well pierced metalwork can help to create a Moroccan interior style

Mandala stencils from £15.98 at dizzyducksdesign.com (right) as well pierced metalwork (left, £139 from medinatrading.co.uk) can help to create a Moroccan interior style 

Ben Hillman (pictured) says you can transform your interior to showcase Moroccan style with a few simple changes 

Ben Hillman (pictured) says you can transform your interior to showcase Moroccan style with a few simple changes 

For a contemporary take on this timeless style, consider painting woodwork a dove-grey against chalky walls.

If your budget doesn’t stretch to hand-made tessellated Moroccan tiles, then stencils can look just as striking – consider painting and stenciling your floorboards to dramatic

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