Taking a cue from nature and the great outdoors, green is a refreshing choice to enliven the bedroom.
Whether you prefer the calming qualities of light green tones like sage or the richness of emerald and forest green, this extremely versatile colour can be subtle or bold depending on how you style it. Read on and get inspired with our styling tips on decorating a green bedroom!
1. Set the scene with green walls
Love the intensity of dark walls in the bedroom? Then consider deep shades of green like emerald or seaweed to create a bold, intimate space that works well with classic, mid-century modern and contemporary styles. Add softness to the room with textures like cotton and cashmere to create a cosy vibe that’s perfect for deep slumber.
On the other hand, light green can make smaller bedrooms feel more spacious and airy. Sage, for example, works wonderfully as a neutral shade for walls and uplifts other neutrals like cream and grey effortlessly. Or, take a shining to neo-mint if you prefer a brighter, more vibrant tone - this pastel colour is a modern take on classic mint and keeps it playful alongside minimalist furniture.
2. Decorate with nature in mind
Turn your bedroom into a mindful space that’s all about rest and relaxation by using sage or celadon green as a base colour. These light shades establish a sense of harmony, especially alongside natural elements like jute rugs, a wooden bed frame and plenty of sunlight streaming in.
Meanwhile, a tropical or jungle-inspired bedroom in a deep shade of green should be the go-to decorative style for the maximalist at heart. Don’t be afraid to be bold here – think palm prints as wallpaper or on bedding, colourful cushions, rattan baskets – as these details make an exotic and stylish statement.
3. Use environmentally conscious materials
What better way to go green than by turning your bedroom into an environmentally conscious space?
Choose paint without volatile organic compounds (VOC) to reduce impact on the environment and general health - studies have shown that the presence of VOCs in the home can cause respiratory problems and allergies due to chemicals floating in the air. Furniture made from sustainable materials like reclaimed wood or metal, insteadof plastic, are also good eco-friendly options.
And for better sleeping comfort, choose an organic latex mattress and organic bedding – this will also help if you have sensitive skin as these are both hypoallergenic, making it unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
4. Make it a pretty pairing with pink
A dark wall in a gorgeous teal green for the bedroom can be alluring, cosy and powerful all at once. Temper it with a soft contrast colour like dusky pink (in the form of bedding and pillows) and accent with metallic accessories like brass fixtures for arelaxed, luxurious feel.
If bright colour pops are more your style, go for an unexpected twist like a neo-mint and coral pink combination. This vibrant pairing is energising and daring, and will lend summery vibes to your room all year round. Balance the room with minimalist furniture and add warmth with natural elements like plants and wood accents.
5. Incorporate zesty lime green accents
Incorporating lime green accents to the bedroom interior will add a zesty, bold touch to the overall space. For maximum impact, take it to the walls with bold wallpaper or abstract wall coverings for a classic mid-century look. Or, if you’d rather start with small doses, add pops of lime green with cushy throw pillows or soft blankets to energise the space.
6. Accessorise with a statement headboard
The bed is the focal point in any bedroom, why not make it stand out in full force with a statement headboard?
Here, a soft velvet headboard in a forest green shade lends a touch of cosy luxury to the space. Turn up the warmth with accessories in a neutral colour palette, like a fabric stool or small potted plants. Keep bedding and accent colours within the earthy spectrum: black, white and grey are obvious choices but also try clay pigments like terracotta and taupe.
7. Bring the outdoors inside with plants
Bring a piece of the outdoors inside by adding plants to your bedroom. The key here is to do your research on what plants are best suited for your bedroom. Do you want to improve the air quality? Are you looking for a plant that is easy to maintain? These are all factors to consider to transform your space.
Aside from enhancing the overall décor, indoor plants provide many healing benefits by simply absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. By purifying the air and removing toxins such as formaldehyde, the presence of indoor plants helps create a healthier and happier environment in the home.
Here are some common indoor plants to consider:
- Spider plant - easy to maintain and purifies the air
- Snake plant - improves air quality
- Peace lily - absorbs toxins in the air and adds humidity to dry environments
- Aloe vera - produces oxygen at night for restful sleep