Ideas for Decorating With Green

From dusty moss to vibrant lime, emerald, olive, or sage, green enriches our rooms with one of nature’s favourite hues. With the ability to bring the outside in, using the colour green in our home is one of the best ways to create a welcoming space. In honour of Spring’s imminent arrival, we’re sharing our top tips in bringing this colour into your home. Whether bold and fearless or pale and interesting, we’re sure it’s a look you’ll love.

Decorating with Houseplants

Mantis light display unit decorated with plants

One of the easiest ways to bring green into your home décor is through a house plant collection. No matter what your colour palette, a burst of life will always create a look that’s alive and inviting. Consider a family of large leafy specimens to place on bookshelves for an air of freshness, with both the plants’ contribution to your colour scheme and to the oxygen-rich qualities of the room.

If you are thinking about creating a bold statement with paint and plants, we love the idea of having a corner full of different species of botany, creating a multi-layered look with splashes of rich green. This looks particularly fantastic with industrial-style furniture as it creates an urban jungle feel, while walls of a neutral shade balance the vibrancy.

For more ideas, check out our post on decorating with plants here.

Accessorise with Green

Edinburgh Bedroom range, green accessories

This neutral bedroom has come to life with the addition of a green rug and a few choice accents in emerald, lime and deep turquoise. For those who feel nervous about adding colour to a neutral home, accessories are the perfect way to try out the look without a huge commitment.

Neutral Hercules Bedroom DesignAccessorising has worked in a similar fashion here, showing you how different shades of green (here, a pastel pistachio runs throughout) are complemented by different wood finishes. The neutrality of the medium dark-stained wood and the coal coloured accents make the light green a calming element of the bedroom.

White Shaker bedroom furniture, green toned accessoriesWood furniture doesn’t just have to have a natural stain to look gorgeous with green: painted wood furniture gives a crisp edge to any room, and here green adds texture to a space. Pair similar shades of green with artwork to create consistency, or add deep blues to create a colour scheme which emulates the richness of nature.

Paint It Green

Wooden bedroom furniture with dusky toned accessories

For those wishing to create a calm and restful space, why not try a sage green on the walls and complement this look with accents of deep rust and shades of blue? This colour combination creates a relaxing space with plenty of interest.

Classic Sideboard, green walls with geometric print wallpaperDartmouth green is a beautiful, sumptuous colour, but can look a bit too dark in a room if its entirely coloured in this dark, mossy shade. Instead, consider painting one wall in this opulent colour and pair with white walls and light grey furniture to create levels of interesting contrast.

Painted chest of drawers against green wallThis darker shade of sage green evokes a certain coolness, especially paired with grey-painted furniture and likeminded colours. Thanks to its earthiness, it feels familiar as it’s found throughout nature.

Use Bold Prints

Blue Themed BedroomOne way to pair greens is to choose colours that are directly next to it on the colour wheel. Pair greens with a cool undertone, such as teal, with splashes of blue for a subtle contrast.

Grey armchair against a sorbet geometric feature wall

On the other side of the colour wheel, greens can be paired with warm undertones such as yellow or reds to create a fun, vibrant feel with loads of personality.

For more ideas on pairing green, check out our post on using green with pink.

Using Green as a Neutral

Dark toned wood furniture in green living room

This relaxing and cosy living room creates warmth with the use of rustic wood accents and leather paired with soft sage green walls. Green has the ability to make us feel calm and this colour is the perfect look for a welcoming space.

How will you be using green in your home this year? We’d love to hear from you! Tweet us at @OFLoakfurniture or tag us on Instagram.