Green can be a tricky color in interior design. Choose the wrong shade, and you box a room in. Green is the color of nature, and beautiful, breath-taking, wide-open spaces. But in the home, it can be a little oppressive.
But with a little sensitive attention, green grows into a grotto of glory.
Green brings tranquility to a bedroom. Avoid it in living spaces, because you’ll find yourself dropping off. Of course, that’s exactly what you want from a bedroom, so green is queen in the arena of sleep. Of course, there’s a broad array of green, and choosing the right shade is what this is all about.
Here are our favorite green bedroom ideas –
Back-drop wallpapers are theatrical, dramatic, and having a bit of a moment. And long may it last – they transform those boring four walls into a coliseum of calm. This stunning, framed forest scene sets the tone of antique-chic, reflected throughout the weathered walls and eclectic furnishings. The low bed is adorned with an array of greens: from olive and basil, through to pine and deepest juniper, subtly balanced with turquoise cushions, echoing the pale blue of the aging walls. If you aim to connect with nature, over-sized billboard wallpaper is the path to follow.
Fern And White
This stunning wall color has an energetic depth that sits just on the right side of darkness. The matching side-table punctuates the feature color beautifully, while its legs extend into a much-needed field of white. The deeper green of the central bed-cushion, fading into the jade of the plush velvet pillow behind it, unifies this color-chart of green in a celebration of natural hues and clean lines. The black of the reading light adds a base context to the heady swathes of stylish green.
You might not associate Army Green with the tranquility of a bedroom, but with the stark contrast of white and the neutrality of woods and beiges, this bedroom is resplendent in earth tones. The Berber, sand-colored carpet grounds this homely space with a stretch that reaches into the en-suite bathroom. The radiator is camouflaged in a matching green to the walls, while the wood brings some balance to this light, airy room. The stark white ceiling creates a crisp line, keeping this bedroom clean, restful, and full of light.
Green Is The New Grey
You either need a super-large bedroom to pull off this intense shade of pine green, or light-reflecting colors for the other walls. What’s beautiful and fascinating about this porous depth of pine is in the way it reflects the light with an array of highlights and lowlights. This moody green, with its 1950s Blitz-chic, offers a kaleidoscope of reflected hues, giving the walls an almost living, breathing personality. The much-needed lighter shades are scattered nonchalantly in the bed sheets, while the mismatched pillows suggest an urban-cool that is barely even trying. This green bedroom highlights how effectively green works with grey.
Pastels are, perhaps, a little 1990s, but they’re used to excellent effect here. Various shades of green are used as a feature color, to warm and lift the light grey of the walls and the floorboards. Again, we see how grey and green interact in a calming coolness that immediately feels like home. The greens in the wall-art are punctuated throughout with the bedclothes, the teapot, and the tin-light, as well as in the flower arrangement. If you’re looking for a contemporary canvas of clean, crisp lines, then greens and greys are your slip-road to sleeping heaven.
This gradience of green is punctuated by an emerald carpet and a misty forest scene – presenting the illusion that you’re sleeping among the treetops. There’s no shying away of the darks in this luscious space dedicated to the art of somnolence. This dwelling is a celebration of the forest floor – dark and mysterious, with the calming tranquility of tree-bathing. Texturally soft and sumptuous, the bedclothes consist of crushed velvets and relaxed, white sheets. The caged side-table brings a light dash of natural wood, while the crisp whiteness of the bedsheets makes this green bedroom an inviting foray into forestry, promising the best night’s sleep you’re likely to get.
This lavish appointment of chocolate-brown and lime-green makes for an opulent crash pad, likely to sway the most avid supporter of neutrals. Lime-green is used to highlight the suede-like brown of the walls and the headboard. The masterstroke in this tapestry of contrasts is the neutrality of the flooring, providing much-needed luster to this celebration of earthen tones and radioactive citruses. Triumphant.
So, there you have it – green brings calm, energy, and restfulness to our favorite room of the house. We love the stark contrast between the greys, greens, and browns. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below. And share with your friends so that they can, too, benefit from a room that’s made solely for sleeping.