Get cosy by decorating with forest green

Give a living room a warm, classic look with this confident colour

Deep forest green is the perfect autumnal hue, making any room feel cosy and enveloping as the weather turns colder. This colour works all year round, though, as it will give a living room a cool and shady feel in the summer months.

Whether you want a living room that’s rustic or glamorous, this colour exudes quiet confidence. Bring it to life with both warm and pale woods, and leathers that have an orangey undertone for a pairing that’s direct from nature.

Add depth to this scheme with walls, fabrics and accessories in deep forest green. Sumptuous textures, like leather and velvet, will keep things cosy.

Velvet cushion, £35, Marks & Spencer

Green glass bottle, £16, French Connection

Leather-covered furniture will root the scheme with warm, earthy tones. Choose a few retro-inspired pieces to give the look vintage appeal.

Madison leather armchair, £375, Puji

7200 school light in green and copper, £450, Davey Lighting, Lighting Matters

Mix in a few unusual pieces that will add a quirky touch to your scheme. This office-style cabinet would work well as a side table in a living room.

Dickens stitched-leather chest, £1,067, Artisanti

Porthole mirror in green, £275, Out There Interiors

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