Green Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Shades of green work beautifully together, so don’t be afraid to mix light and dark, blue- and yellow-based tones. As for accents, our current favourite combinations are sage green and blush pink, and emerald green and sapphire blue.
But again, as in your garden, green can form a gentle backdrop to almost any shade – certainly don’t believe the old adage that blue and green should never be seen…’
1. Add in a green woodland feature wall
Bring the great outdoors inside with a green woodland print wallpaper. Create a full forest by wallpapering the whole room, or settle for a more subtle look by sticking to a feature wall. Deep green velvet cushions and curtains bring out the light green shades in the paper, and add warmth to this master bedroom.
2. Pick a posy of green leaf and floral prints
The freshness and succulence of botanical patterns bring joy and life to a bedroom. It’s like spotting the first green buds of spring each time you wake up. Match the romantic, fresh greens of frond and fern motifs with cyan blue, soft blush and buff tones.
Don’t be a fraud to mix and match – as in a cottage garden, it’s the mix of blooms and colours that makes the look so charming. A vivid green headboard pulls everything together.
3. Create a restful retreat with forest green
Deep green can work in spaces big and small – even on all four walls if you offset it above the dado with clean white and a pale colour on the floor. It’ll change mood as the day goes on, feeling fresh and energising in the morning, then dramatic and immersive at night. Blush accents lift the deep green and give it a softer, prettier feel.
4. Go tropical with large-scale leafy prints
Bold Botanical designs fit perfectly in a green space, while a mid-weight green backdrop will set a calm, cocooning scene. Balance out the bright colour with warm pinks and natural woods.
5. Fill the room with houseplants
‘Every bedroom benefits from a touch of green,’ says Emma Hooton, in-house stylist for luxury linen brand Tielle. ‘Add houseplants and experiment with a single potted plant on a bedside table or go all-in with hanging displays and leafy ferns. Plants encourage relaxation, calmness and have those all-important air-purifying qualities.’
Patterned bedlinen is big right now, but if you want to create a boutique-hotel feel, you can’t go wrong with simple white 100 per cent cotton. It’s a great foil to the statement wallpaper and deep teal upholstered bed, bringing freshness to your look.
6. Be bold with lively lime green accents
Abstract wall coverings and textiles in lime green and blue create an authentic mid-century feel. Don’t be afraid to clash prints, and if a full wall is too bold for you, frame a section of wallpaper instead. You can also use pops of bright white and grey to balance the zestiness of the lime.
7. Achieve a modern-country look with ‘succulent’ green
This pale, fresh green lends any space a calming feel and can be styled to be as rustic or polished as you like. Soft blush and nude tones are the perfect companion for such soft cactus shades. Avoid fabrics with a sheen. Matt-finish linens and cottons keep the look modern.