How to decorate with greens

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Why: A vibrant saturated green is perfect for fresh-feeling impact, but it’s at its best when used as a background or base colour.


  • Beautiful when teamed with monochrome tones – such as white, black or charcoal – but, if you’re feeling brave, go for period impact by pairing it with gold or crimson.
  • Be inspired by garden greatness and don’t be scared to layer varied leafy tones for a verdant vibe in your home.
  • Think woodland, think wood. Use wooden furniture to bring out the best of your décor: cherry, teak and walnut contrast well, while darker wenge looks sophisticated.

Top tip: Use a feature wallpaper to turn your hallway into a talking point. A quirky tree-like coat stand and white lacquer furniture ensure instant chic styling.

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