Decorating tips to make guests green with envy

Whether you want a dark, edgy look or a light spring feel, it’s time to bring those green fingers into the house! Associated with nature, green will give any home a fresh feeling, bringing life back to bland décor.

Emerald green =

green emerald curtain with envy envy decorating ideas

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Who said 5 star décor had to be reserved for hotels? Get your glam-hat on and think Ritz-luxe! And what colour screams luxury more than emerald green? Combined with flecks of gold and black, this enchanting living area is the definition of style. Just imagine lying back on that day bed with a book and a drink at the end of a hard day...

Experiment with clashing colours and patterns

room with gaming area and wooden floor

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Minimalist colour is totally a thing, and this gaming area/dining room sums it up to a T. The white walls and furniture are perfectly complimented by the pale green and hot pink splashes, maintaining a minimalist look but with a twist. The green zigzags echo the wooden floor, while clashing oh so flawlessly with pink stripes and flowers. We love!

Make concrete decisions

bathroom with wallpaper and tub

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Concrete grey is key to industrial chic, giving any room an edgy warehouse feel, and when combined with forest greens it creates a whole new urban look. By using multiple shades, this eye-catching wallpaper allows the rest of the bathroom to be simple, without the risk of looking drab. Mixing city concrete and country green is a great way to add a little comfort to a contemporary look.


Keep it light

living area with pale green and white wall combine

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Green doesn't always have to be dark and brooding, and this pale green living area proves just that. Subtle variations in shades combined with contrasting lines, patterns and plants creates a glorious summer feel - so good you won't even need to step outside to feel the heat!


Don't forget green's topical roots

tropical roots curtain

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Of course tropics are one of the first things that spring to mind when you think green, so why neglect them? This dreamy alcove will have you convinced you're in the jungle every time you wake up, with bold reds and greens softened by serene white and linen bedding. We can almost feel the comfort from here!


Less is often more

room with white and green paint

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Squares of colour, circular mirrors, perfect right angles, white, white, white... what's not to love about this fabulous hallway? The contrasting angles have an almost art deco feel, and by using bold variations of green, they'll certainly make guests stop in their tracks the minute they enter the house.



Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.