These images above from House Beautiful (left) and Hip Marrakech (right) reflect the subtle color and texture suzanis can lend to a room's decor without creating a 'theme' that is over the top.
In recent years, designers have moved suzanis from private spaces to a variety of public settings where the textile's artform can grace walls and furnishings. Below, The City Sage image shows how to create a warm entrance with a antique, suzani-upholstered bench (below left). Even new furnishings can have a broad appeal with these rich textiles, like the traditional canape sold by Jayson Home and Garden (below right).
Drape a suzani on a table like those below, and voila!, you have just upped the room's drama and appeal!
Beach Bungalow 8 (above left), Elle Decor (above right), and Style Files (left) show how these textiles create a real impact wherever they are used.
If you can't spring for the real thing, there are a number of printed fabric lines with the ikat pattern. From rich jewel colors to earthtones and neutral palettes, there are suzani-inspired textiles to complement any design scheme.
Using neutral ikat patterned fabrics on pillows, accent furnishings and tabletops creates a fresh, contemporary feel when used with dark woods.
Hillary Thomas designed living room (above) wears its Moroccan-inspired design beautifully. With a very similar use of accessories and fabric, the dining room (right) is elevated by the same fresh scheme. Image via Honey Living.