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Green bedroom ideas – from olive to emerald, explore the key shades that can create a luxe retreat

It's often cited as the best colour to paint a bedroom

Take a breath with our restful green bedroom ideas. Green isn’t just for the garden – used right, it can make a mellow, gentle statement in any space. It’s particularly suited to a bedroom, where it can be all at once calming and invigorating, refreshing and comforting.

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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. Pick a posy of pretty leaf and floral prints

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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.

2. Create a restful retreat with forest green

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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.

3. Go tropical with large-scale leafy prints

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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.

4. Achieve a modern-country look with ‘succulent’ green

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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.

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5. Use green as a backdrop to a retro-modern bedroom

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Here, the emerald green walls behind the mustard yellow headboard are a combination that’s both joyous and calming. It’s a bold and modern colour choice that prevents the otherwise retro look from becoming a pastiche.

6. Make a bright space feel cosy with deep olive

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A lovely light space like this can take a strong shade. So that the walls remain the star of the scheme, the owner chose simple white curtains, pale painted floorboards and pale mushroom and grey furniture elsewhere.

7. Keep things fresh with mint

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Less bland the white, but just as clear and fresh, mint green will make your bedroom a positive place to wake up in. Avoid creamy neutrals and team mint green with pure whites and steely greys to keep the effect crisp and clean. Natural wood furniture is essential for adding warmth to this cool colour mix.

8. Break up green walls with black and botanicals

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Be bold and use a combination of green and black to smarten up a space. Leaf prints have made the leap from traditional and country interiors into modern design. In a bedroom, introduce botanical prints through patterned pillowcases and upholstered furniture.

9. Surround yourself with uplifting pastel green

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Soothe the senses with calming shades, layers of cosy quilts and a springy carpet underfoot. Serene and spring-like, pastels enliven a neutral palette and bring a fresh and tranquil feel to a sleep space. Combine sugary pinks, mauves, cornflower blue and on a backdrop of mint green for a sophisticated scheme.

Pile up polish cushions and quilted throws to make your bed even more inviting at the end of a long day.

10. Start with a spring green bed frame

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This less-is-more approach relies on a strong statement piece of furniture – a bed frame. An upholstered headboard would work equally well and you can always re-cover it if you tire of the colour. Keep things fresh with a white backdrop and a display of succulents. Make them faux if you’re not a fan of plants in a bedroom…

11. Pair sapphire blue and lush forest greens

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For the ultimate glamorous nighttime hideaway, use lush foliage prints on the walls and team with jewel colours. The resulting effect is part grown-up treehouse, part tropical island, and part boutique hotel.

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