Green living room ideas: 14 ways to decorate with green

Green living room ideas: 14 ways to decorate with green

1 Green living room ideas: light and airy
House Beautiful
For a living room that feels fresh, light, and airy, pops of green on a crisp white base is a safe bet. Aside from the fabulous green velvet sofa, the key components that make this living room work are the black and white accents, blonde wood, and hints of brass – a combination that can be replicated in any room in your home with great success.
2 Green living room ideas: saturated colour
Ercol
If you're a confident decorator, hints of green might not have the impact you want. Here, an all-over green (spot the painted ceiling) makes a great backdrop for lighter colours to stand out. Note the abundance of natural light in this room which helps to lift the dark walls.
3 Green living room ideas: feature wallpaper
Divine Savages
If you're going for a retro or Art Deco theme, dusty pink and vibrant green are a classic combination. This pairing works particularly well with darker and red-toned woods (imagine a pale wood here, and the effect loses its retro references.)
4 Green living room ideas: gallery wall
Desenio
We're big fans of a gallery wall in a living room, and this zesty green and yellow example works beautifully against a sage background. A gallery wall is a great place to introduce complementary colours – if you use green and yellow, a warming terracotta would make a great additional accent.
5 Green living room ideas: all over green
Carpetright
The architectural details in this living room lend themselves to a two-tone scheme – if you have similar panelling or coving, it's an easy one to replicate. We would always recommend using the darker of the two colours on your walls as a contrast to highlight the more interesting details.
6 Green living room ideas: light and bright
Farrow & Ball
We are totally taken with this little reading corner that goes big on colour in a small space. Awkward pockets like these are perfect for experimenting with intense shades. Farrow & Ball suggests using this rich olive green paint if you're low on natural light – so its perfect for awkward alcoves, or any space under your stairs.
7 Green living room ideas: green and monochrome
Dominic Blackmore
If you're unsure of how to pair your greens, a black and white scheme is a safe bet. Just be sure to add a warming element – in this Habitat living room it's the red-toned wood, but pops of orange or yellow would do the job too.
8 Green living room ideas: WFH corner
Dominic Blackmore
Green is on the cooler side of the colour wheel, so using green undertones can offset saturated colours like an intense yellow, orange, or pink. It's a clever design trick used in this neat living room/home office corner to balance the intensity of the walls.
9 Green living room ideas: Botanical
Sofa.com
What green living room would be complete without houseplants ? What we really love here is the unexpected placements – displayed on open shelving in front of the window, and those fabulous trailing plants hanging from the ceiling.
10 Green living room ideas: perfect paint
House Beautiful
Our Back to Nature paint collection at Homebase captures the myriad tones of the outdoors including a pale sage, the yellow-toned green of new shoots, and a sophisticated forest green.
'Our desire to connect to the outdoors is still so strong – these serene shades of sage, citrine and moss help bring this feeling into your home,' says Sarah Keady, House Beautiful's Style and Interiors Director. 'Use alongside plants and natural wood for maximum effect.'
11 Green living room ideas: Brass accents
Dan Duchars
Another living room full of plants in all shapes and sizes. This design scheme uses the black, white, and brass formula we mentioned earlier, but forgoes the blonde wood to create a slightly more luxe feel overall.
12 Green living room ideas: bohemian
Dunelm
Bohemian decorating can quickly become cluttered and mismatched, but this light and airy living room executes it perfectly. To replicate the look in your own home, keep your larger pieces of furniture neutral, and use heavy pattern (a paisley or ikat would work,) in your soft furnishings. Any type of wood can work here, and finish with an abundance of greenery.
13 Green living room ideas: contrasting shades
Ercol
Mid and dark greens are frequently matched with clean whites, light pinks or ochres, but green and blue are neighbours on the colour wheel, making them perfect partners. Both are cool colours, which can make them refreshing, just make sure to pick similar shades – an apple green with a vivid cerulean for instance – or as we see here, two soft and earthy tones.
14 Green living room ideas: mid-century
Mylands
Green isn't just for bohemian or botanical living rooms, a sophisticated forest green can work wonders in a mid-century home too. This particular shade from Mylands is a great choice if the rest of your room is neutral, and note the use of black lighting and accessories – you don't have to use lighter colours against a dark background.

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