Arabic lamps, an exotic touch for your home


Arabic decoration causes a certain fascination in the Western world. Its carved wooden furniture, its forged lamps, its carpets, and tapestries … seduce us as much for its style as for its 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 engravings on all their faces 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 Arabian lamps, curved shapes have been used as well as figures of several faces that simulate them. They present, therefore, a radial and symmetrical design, simple generally in form but very rich, however, in details.

Arab lamps feature quality prints on all sides. 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 living room.Arabic lamps

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, 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 with a more intimate night at night or on a low table in the chill-out area to create an atmosphere that will help 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 adopt this trend to Arab lamps? As with the rest we can play with lamps of different sizes, shapes or colors, as long as they have 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.Groups of lamps

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 as the ceiling. Especially striking are those that descend in a circular, spiral way.

Arabic lamps are a fantastic tool to add a touch of exoticism to a specific 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.

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