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How to Match Exotic Décor and Exotic Scents


Creating an Exotic Theme with Décor and Scents
You probably don't want your room to smell like a hookah, but there are other very pleasing Moroccan scents to choose from.
You probably don't want your room to smell like a hookah, but there are other very pleasing Moroccan scents to choose from.
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Mention Morocco, and immediately an exciting and exotic destination is conjured up. Nestled between Europe and Africa, Morocco draws its unique decorating influences from both continents. Whether you want to go Bogey and Bergman style in coastal Casablanca or your influence is from the markets of Marrakesh, you can count on vibrant colors being part of your decorating scheme. Blues and greens are influenced by the surrounding Atlantic and Caribbean Oceans, and fiery reds and oranges are reminiscent of African sunsets.

Thick, layered rugs sprawl over mosaic tile floors, and large pieces of ornately carved wood furniture adorn each room. Piles of colorful throw pillows and cushions can be found in each room, and fabrics are layered and draped over surfaces to create intimate lounging areas. An abundance of banana trees and papyrus line the walls in large baskets, adding some tropical ambience. And lighting is uniformly dim to add an air of mystery and excitement.

Scents match the décor in intensity. Rich spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, sandalwood and saffron are perfect for any Moroccan scene. Groups of colorful pillar candles are the perfect way to scent your space, because the colors fit with the décor and candlelight only adds to the rich and mysterious ambience.


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