Teal living room ideas – warm up your lounge with this vibrant blue-green hue

These teal living room ideas will brighten your space and add personality. Choose bold wallpaper, paint a feature wall or add a teal accent chair...
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  • With a trend towards colours inspired by nature only increasing in popularity, these teal living room ideas will give you the inspiration you need to use this shade in your own home.

    If you want to simply dip your toe into the teal waters, you can use soft furnishings like cushions, blinds and rugs to introduce the shade.

    For the more daring, try an immersive living room colour scheme. Create your own statement panelled teal wall, or just one feature wall to celebrate the colour without it being overwhelming.

    With a range of living room ideas to choose from, you don’t have to go all out. If you want to keep your walls neutral, you can always invest in teal furniture, whether it’s a full sofa set or a look-at-me occasional chair.

    Teal living room ideas

    1.  Work bold and beautiful wallpaper

    A cream armchair in front of black, teal and pink floral wallpaper

    Image credit: Lime Lace

    Soft tropics and bold wallpaper are both strong living room trends, so you can’t go wrong with an exotic teal print on your walls. This cheetah wallpaper at Lime Lace is a completely cool version that would look super-stylish in any modern lounge.

    2. Plump for an on-trend teal sofa

    A cream living room with ceiling beams and a tael sofa

    Image credit: Colin Poole

    Settle in for the night on a squishy sofa in a sumptuous and relaxing deep teal tone. Want to stay bang on-trend? Opt for a rich velvet fabric for extra glamour and comfort factors. A colourful settee is a great way to add interest to any room without a full teal decor theme.

    3. Add an accent chair

    A teal velvet armchair next to a window and small table

    Image credit: Atkin & Thyme

    Who doesn’t love sipping a cuppa and reading the weekend papers on a beautiful accent chair? Plush teal velvets are always a great choice and, when paired with metallic accents and furniture, look cosy yet glamorous.

    4. Introduce teal through blinds or curtains

    An exposed brick wall with a window next to a rattan brown chair

    Image credit: 247Blinds

    Roman blinds, curtains or roller blinds like these from 247Blinds are a brilliant way to add colour to an otherwise neutral room. Pair with metallic accents and statement house plants for a glamorous yet homely finish.

    5. Keep the cushions coming

    A white open plan living space with teal accents on the cushions

    Image credit: Colin Poole

    One of the easiest and most affordable ways to give your living room a teal update is through cushions – and lots of them. Mix the best cushions in colour block and prints for an eclectic, layered look.

    6. Create a statement feature wall

    A tan leather sofa in front of a teal statement wall

    Image credit: Fiona Walker-Arnott

    A living room feature wall is the ideal way to introduce a good splash of colour to a room without overdoing it. It’s a great way to make accessories, mirrors or art pop, and looks great when teal is picked out in other pieces around the room.

    7. Pep up your panelling with teal paint

    A teal panelled wall behind a bold pink and purple corner sofa

    Image credit: Sofas & Stuff

    There are a range of wall panelling ideas to choose from and it is actually easier to do than you might think. But, if you’re not really a DIY-er, you can always ask for a quote from your local carpenter to create a panelled wall for you.

    It’s an elegant nod to a chic members’ club vibe and, when finished in a deep, rich tone like teal, even more so.

    8. Get the paint brush out

    A teal living room with a fur foot stool and wooden storage unit

    Image credit: Colin Poole

    When looking at teal living room ideas, the obvious – but daring – choice is to paint all your walls a lovely teal tone.

    The owner of this home used it as a backdrop to highlight her art and furniture: ‘I chose Farrow & Ball’s Inchyra Blue, which is a super-dark blue-green, in the seating area. It’s so rich and inviting, and we loved to see how our artwork pings out against it.’

    9. Give your bookcase a makeover

    A teal living room with built in shelf units and two sofas

    Image credit: David Brittain

    Choose a feature in your living room to give a teal makeover to. A bookcase is a brilliant choice and will make your book collection and bookends stand out in all the right ways.

    10. Go head-to-toe teal

    A bold teal wall with bicycle artwork behind a yellow leather sofa

    Image credit: James Berrell

    Never mind stopping at the skirting and picture rails, throw caution to the wind and go full teal ahead. Rather than making a room feel smaller, it actually has the effect of feeling roomy yet cosy at the same time.

    11. Funk up your fireplace

    A white fireplace with a teal chimney breast

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    Give the space above your fireplace the teal treatment for a unique focal feature. Add extra interest with co-ordinating and pleasantly contrasting artwork (yellows and oranges work well). And other teal objects around the room, like vases or curtains.

    12. Mix teal and turquoise tiles

    A tiled teal feature wall above a fireplace in a living room with two blue armchairs

    Image credit: Colin Poole

    Regular visitors to the ‘gram will know that tiled chimney breasts are big news right now. And where better to showcase your love of teal? Mixing with complementary shades like turquoise will bring texture and an added dimension to the overall look, as shown in this blue living room above.

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