Monday, April 14, 2014

{moroccan weddding blanket decisions}



The one thing I was most excited to bring home from our entire time living abroad was a Moroccan wedding blanket or handira from our trip to Marrakech.  I did a good amount of research before heading out into the souks to figure out what I should expect to pay for a nice wedding blanket.   Prices range from $100 to $300 based on how much embellishment the blanket has which is a steal considering back in the US these imported blankets start around $400 and go into the thousands!  I had my heart set on a pretty specific design of variated "stripes" of shag and paillettes which initially was proving to be harder to find than I thought when were first started roaming through the souks.  Eventually we stumbled upon a tiny shop that specialized in handiras and the owner took us back to his gorgeous home/showroom where he had hundreds more rugs and blankets.  I spotted my blanket within the first five blankets he showed us, but since no two wedding blankets are the same we continued to have him show us about thirty more styles just to be sure it was "the one."  

Now that we are back home with my find, I'm struggling with deciding where exactly is the best place for it in our home.  I'm debating between at the bottom of our bed or draped on the back of our larger couch.  I absolutely love how it looks in our bedroom, but I am concerned about having to constantly move it since it is just for decoration.  I also really love how it adds to our living room, but I'm wondering with all the colors and textures going on that room is it maybe a bit too much for that space?  














So what do you think? Bedroom or living room?!?

11 comments:

  1. Love it in the living room!

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  2. I like it in the bedroom best but I understand what you mean about having to move it every day. Is there a good spot for you to hang it on the wall somewhere?? Just a thought. And how much did you end up paying for it?

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    1. Hi Emmie,

      We got it for around $175 in marrakech! Felt like a steal to me- especially since it's pretty large.

      -natalie

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  3. Girl, I am so jealous! If you go back can you take orders ;)

    While I like it in the bedroom, I think I love it on the sofa!

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  4. Love it! I got mine in a town near Fes called Khemisset for 700 dirham, and I wish I'd gotten more! I wanted one like yours but ended up with some blue in it. I think you made the better choice. Seriously, I could just shop in Morocco forever.

    Anyhow....I love it in your bedroom. Personally I'd be worried about people accidentally ripping off the paillettes when they sat on the couch.

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  5. I like the living room. I think it fits perfectly and the colors are just right.

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  6. Oh goodness this is a toughie but I think I have to go with the bedroom. Even though I love it in the living room, I just think it adds a lot more oomph to the bedroom (if that even makes sense!?)

    Either way, you can't go wrong!

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  7. Love it on the bed. Where did you get the rug in your bedroom? Love it!

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    1. Hi Shelley,

      The rug in our bedroom is from RugsUSA right here: http://www.rugsusa.com/rugsusa/rugs/rugs-usa-moroccan-shag/ivory/200MTVS28A-2608.html?srccode=cii_17588969&cpncode=33-283490008-2

      -Natalie

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