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Create your dream bedroom in smooth green tones.
The last few years have seen us embrace colour more in our homes. With many experts theorising that lockdowns have made us yearn for brighter, lighter colours, many of us are moving away from neutrals. Dulux’s Colour of the Year for 2022 is Bright Skies – a pale, sky-inspired blue – while Pantone has revealed Very Peri; a purple/blue shade. Elsewhere, Farrow & Ball is focused on a primary colour palette of yellow, blue and red.
Of course, there’s one shade that’s been constantly growing in popularity over the past few years: green. The world is saying goodbye to grey and hello to green as many of us are beginning to miss a little colour, especially when it comes to such an important personal space as our bedrooms.
The great thing about green is its versatility. Deep greens allow for a tropical-inspired look that will instantly transport you to a land faraway, while sage and pale greens can be used to invoke nature. Whether you choose to redecorate your bedroom fully by painting it green or just add some green accessories, there are plenty of options, with green matching well with other shades such as pinks, greys, pastels and metallics.
Green is the colour of nature and positivity, making it an ideal hue for decorating a room designated for relaxation and restoration. Here, we take your through some simple green bedroom design ideas to help you curate a beautiful room which will be the envy of every guest.
If you’re looking for creative green bedroom ideas, try painting a lighter shade of green up to the ceiling and then a darker colour on the lower half, which will help to anchor the space.
This should help create a feeling of height, making it especially ideal for smaller rooms.
Some shades of green really come alive when they are paired with contrasting colours. Here, the green bedroom wall is all the more vibrant against the deeper blue and allows the pink accessories to stand out for a vibrant space.
Green paint in “Arsenic” by Farrow and Ball from £49.50 for 2.5l
Blue paint in “St Giles” by Farrow and Ball from £49.50 for 2.5l
For dark green bedroom ideas or more decadent inspiration, incorporate texture in your soft furnishing such as curtains or bedding. This creates a richness and feeling of luxury.
This sumptuous Dunelm set is stunning and is the ideal inspiration if you’re looking for emerald green bedroom ideas or furnishings.
Paoletti Palmeria Emerald Velvet Duvet Cover and Pillowcase Set at Dunelm. Single: £62. Double: £90
Choosing a bold wallpaper is a great green bedroom idea as you can create a focal point or statement area (for instance over a chimney breast or in an alcove) without overpowering the room.
This gorgeous wallpaper by Graham and Green combines a deep green background with a sophisticated woodland print.
Graham and Green Glasshouse Green Wallpaper £52 per 10m roll
For renters in particular, decorating options can be limited when it comes to DIY. If you can’t repaint your room, there are other ways to incorporate green into your bedroom, without sacrificing your security deposit.
The easiest way to do this is with big furniture pieces, such as chests of drawers, wardrobes and, of course, your bed. A bed is the central lynchpin of any bedroom, so going for green on this will help ensure green stands out as the main hue of your space.
Made Delia Double Bed in Marine Velvet, £549
This paintwork can be recreated using a sponge effect, where the paint is dabbed over to create texture.
This technique makes the green tone look almost cloud-like and it can be lighter and fresher than an overall block colour.
John Lewis & Partners Swirl Metal Bed Frame, from £299
One of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to refresh your bedroom with minimum effort, is by choosing new bedding.
No tools or DIY skills necessary, a fresh duvet set can make all the difference and a bold print like this Ted Baker set creates a real focal point in the room. An easy bedroom overhaul in the time it takes you to change the sheets.
Hibiscus Bedding and Pillowcase By Ted Baker in Jade Green. Pillow cases and cushions from £35. Duvet sets from £90.
Since working from home became the new normal for so many of us, it has never been more important to separate areas of your home for different activities.
If you have the space, a rug is the ideal way to define a workspace, dressing area or even relaxing reading corner from the rest of your bedroom.
A rich rug like this choice from The Rug Seller also floods a space with green without the need for re-carpeting.
The Rug Seller Ascot Plain Modern Bordered Wool Rug in Green, from £139.
The most original green hues are those found in the great outdoors, so try channeling nature to bring a breath of fresh air to your bedroom.
While you can literally opt for a selection of indoor plants, there is also a wide choice of home decor and furnishings with are inspired by the outside world.
We love this green and pink wallpaper from B&Q for a light, tropical feel.
B&Q Superfresco Easy Flow Green & Pink Leaves Smooth Wallpaper, £20 per 10m roll.
Of course, you don’t need to paint or paper every wall to incorporate your favourite colour into the room.
For a more subtle approach, select a few key furnishings and accessories such as cushions, plants and wall art to bring a neutral bedroom to life.
DUSK Luxury Velvet Cushion Cover in Sage, £6.50
DUSK Girona Duvet Cover in White/Sage, from £33
DUSK Pair of Girona Duvet Pillowcases in White/Sage, £16.80
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