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What happens when you blend green the colour of nature, vitality and relaxation – with healing, peaceful teal in your home? You create a vibrant living space, filled with energy, that’s what. And in case you think we are channeling a hippie healer vibe, we’ve put together our 10 favourite decorating schemes to prove just how beautiful (and versatile) these natural hues can be. We’re giving ‘green living’ a whole new meaning.
Awaken your senses with emerald green hues. There’s no need to go overboard – a few hints of this luxurious colour, in the form of vintage metal chairs, opulent glassware and retro textiles, bring this textural, putty-coloured eco-chic dining area to life.
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The French House
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Let's be honest, there is nothing understated about this teal living room. However, spend a little time looking at this impactful scheme and you'll see it's smart decorating at its best. Period panelling, painted a smooth shade of turquoise, seems to recede and create a sense of space, thus placing the attention firmly on the real hero of a living room the (mustard leather) sofa.
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Layers of tonally similar pieces endows this bedroom dressing area with a real sense of calm - exactly what you need to stave off the drama of wardrobe dilemmas! Soft spearmint upholstery stands out from the chalky mint paintwork, while strong shades of green in the rug and stool add a little energy. Balanced, while being far from dull? We're green with envy.
Similar vintage chair
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If it looks good in nature, why not bring it into your decorating scheme? Take the azure-and-aqua colour palette and relaxed feeling of your stereotypical concept of a Caribbean holiday, add some tropical patterns and apply all of that to your living room and what do you have? An idyllic space you never want to leave, we think. The indoor hammock is the epitome of laid-back living.
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Bedrooms are meant to encourage peaceful sleep, relaxation and revitalisation, so teal is the perfect colour to decorate them. Here, a richly coloured velvet bed grounds the playful mix of aqua-toned floaty textiles, with their floral and graphic prints. A dream of a room, we think.
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When you're talking about decorating with greens, you can't ignore the classic combination of white and green. Light, airy and clean in look and feel, this combination is a perpetual winner. Here, leaf-print wallpaper and muted green cushions bring a traditional white living room to life. Crisp as a spring day.
Similar coffee table
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A touch of teal can make just as much impact as an all-out feature wall. In this light-hearted, girly bedroom, a teal dressing table pulls the ditzy florals and oriental-inspired patterns together. Without this block colour, the space would seem overwhelmingly busy.
Similar console table
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Packed with Art Deco personality, this is a grown-up, boutique hotel-style bathroom that earns serious style points. The zig-zag tiling, in its mix of sage green, dusky pink and black, is an exciting alternative to metro tiles. Rather than dominating, the matt-bald bath takes a back seat, making the walls the real star of the show.