How to Decorate Rooms with Moroccan Wedding Blankets

Because you believe filling your home with meaningful things is better than buying faddish décor, let’s talk Moroccan wedding blankets, traditionally called handira.

Initially hand-woven by Berber craftspeople in central Morocco, the textiles are a part of a storied tradition that blesses newlyweds. But their romantic history is not the only thing that makes them highly pinnable. When used as throws, wall hangings, or upholstery fabric, the fringy and sparkly blankets add cozy style to spaces. Here is how to use these timeless textiles to spruce up your décor.
The typical Moroccan wedding blanket is creamy white, covered with fringe, and bedazzled with dozens if not hundreds of mirrored sequins. In this dreamy space styled by​ The Platform Experiment, a handira throw dresses up a bed.
Texture and shine can enliven a space dominated by neutral colors. In this loft apartment by interior design company, Wake and Loom, the Moroccan wedding blanket on the sofa is a toasty touch that pops.
Even in rooms that do not follow a neutral color scheme a Moroccan wedding blanket can add visual warmth and pleasant texture. Case in point, this colorful and eclectic New York City apartment by interior designer Ashley Manfred. She used the beautiful textile to break up the color of a sizable sofa. The designer says it is a classic, decorating trick that adds visual interest.
Beautifully made items look great from all sides. That is why this Moroccan wedding blanket is displayed backward. The clients who own this home decorated by French and French Interiors say they flipped the textile to show off the lovely, intricate weaving.