Green Decorating Ideas – Why We Love Green


From kitchen cabinets to house plants, green is a major interior design trend right now. Personally, we’re here for it! There’s something about using a pop of green that feels fresh, inviting, and different. Whether you want a small green accent or a full monochromatic look, we’re sharing five green decorating ideas to help get you started.

Green Bedroom1. Create a serene green bedroom

Psychologically, we associate green with nature and tranquility. So, what better room in your home to add a bit of green than to the bedroom? Style your bed with green bedding to start and end your day with a bit of calming color. We love mixing different patterns and styles with the same color throughout for a cohesive, layered look.

2. Bring in leafy greens

Houseplants are a great way to add texture and a splash of gorgeous green. They look great styled on a bookshelf, office desk, or even hanging from the ceiling. Just make sure to check how much sunlight your plant needs before deciding where it will live in your home. If you don’t exactly have a green thumb, opt for faux plants to achieve the same look without the upkeep.

Read more: How to Arrange Faux Botanicals – The Stylish Way 

3. Go green with fabric

One foolproof way to incorporate green into your space is through fabric. Green is a neutral in our book, so don’t be afraid to mix green fabric with other colors and textures in your home. Here are a few ways you can style green fabric for an elegant, bespoke look.

  • Match one fabric on drapery panels and pillows
  • Upholster dining chair seats or backs
  • Create eye catching accent pieces like a living room chair, ottoman, or small bench
  • Use fabric on your headboard and bedskirt
  • Customize outdoor furniture with a durable performance fabric

Tip: If you’re not quite ready to commit to a certain fabric, no worries. Create a mood board with our free fabric, rug, and wallpaper samples so you can try before you buy.


4. Mix different shades of green

From sage to chartreuse, green is a versatile color that always looks fresh and layers easily. Give your space dimension by using different shades of green. In the office image above, we paired a light green wallpaper with a sage lamp, dark green plants, and a pillow with multiple shades of green to pull it all together.

5. Try a fresh green living room

Lastly, green is perfect for family hubs like the living room. It’s the room where you host guests and create memories, so it seems fitting that such an energetic color like green is incorporated into the design. Go bold with a green couch or keep it simple with pops of green in your décor, wall art, and area rug.

Looking for more green decorating ideas? Check out our YouTube channel or read these related posts to get inspired:

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Mallory Thomas

Mallory is a content marketing specialist at Ballard Designs, sharing decorating tips and tricks for everything from paint colors to finishing touches. When she’s not creating content for the blog, email, and Tik Tok, you can find her walking her basset hound or needlepointing.