How to Decorate With Green

From dusty moss to vibrant lime, emerald, olive, or sage, green enriches our rooms with one of nature’s favorite hues. With the ability to bring the outside in, using the color green in our home is one of the best ways to create a welcoming space. In honor of the great outdoors, we’re sharing our top tips in bringing this color 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

Mantis display unit

One of the easiest ways to bring green into your home décor is through a house plant collection. No matter what your color 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 color scheme and to the oxygen-rich qualities of the room.

Brooklyn desk / Brooklyn dining chair / Brooklyn tall bookcase / Brooklyn small bookcase

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, with walls of a neutral shade balance the vibrancy.

Accessorize with Green

Edinburgh Bedroom range, green accessories

Canterbury full bed / Canterbury dresser / Canterbury double armoire

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 color to a neutral home, accessories are the perfect way to try out the look without a huge commitment.

Neutral Hercules Bedroom Design

Hercules full bed / Hercules nightstand / Hercules lamp table / Hercules double armoire

Accessorizing 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.

Paint It Green

Wooden bedroom furniture with dusky toned accessories

Canterbury full bed / Canterbury nightstand / Canterbury double armoire

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 color combination creates a relaxing space with plenty of interest.

Classic Sideboard, green walls with geometric print wallpaper

Wiltshire small sideboard

Dartmouth green is a beautiful, sumptuous color, but can look a bit too dark in a room if its entirely colored in this dark, mossy shade. Instead, consider painting one wall in this opulent color and pair with white walls and light gray furniture to create levels of interesting contrast.

Painted chest of drawers against green wall

St Ives dresser

This darker shade of sage green evokes a certain coolness, especially paired with gray-painted furniture and like-minded colours. Thanks to its earthiness, it feels familiar as it’s found throughout nature.

Use Bold Prints

Blue Themed Bedroom

Alto full bed / Bevel lamp table

One way to pair greens is to choose colors that are directly next to it on the color wheel. Pair it with a cool undertone, such as teal, with splashes of blue for a subtle contrast.

Using Green as a Neutral

Dark toned wood furniture in green living room

Cranbrook console table / Cranbrook coffee table / Cranbrook display cabinet / Cranbrook small tv unit

This relaxing and cozy 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 color 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 @USAOakFurntiure or tag us on Instagram.

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