OCT 07|5 min read
Turn your home into an oasis with this season's freshest new hue
Decorating your home with green, whether it’s using bold sweeps of colour, artificial plants or even floral designs, is a trend that will never fade. From sage green and eucalyptus to traditional emerald, these calming colours instantly add a burst of freshness to any space while encouraging us to slow down. Read on to discover just how easy it is to transform your home into an oasis with this season’s freshest new hue.
What comes to mind when you think of the colour green? Lush grass? Quiet forests? Palm trees? There’s no going past the fact that green is the colour of nature. Introducing this gorgeous hue, using small accents or lush layers, is the perfect way to harness the grounding and invigorating feelings associated with the great outdoors. Put simply, the colour green will give life to any room in your home.
So you’re on board with the green trend, now where to start? The good news is you can’t really get it wrong – there are so many shades of green you’re bound to find a hue that complements your existing style. But there are certainly some combinations that sing louder than others. The classic green and crisp white combo makes a modern statement every time. Traditional emerald adds elegance when paired with deep blues, purples and burgundies. Earthy greens like olive, eucalyptus and sage work beautifully against terracotta and burnt orange.
A green quilt cover is one of the easiest ways to incorporate this trend without having to execute an entire bedroom makeover. With its lived-in look and gorgeous texture, a bamboo linen quilt cover in cypress or sage will make a statement while offering a soothing sensibility. Pair it back with floral printed sheets – packed in ditsy prints or lush botanical prints ─ for a look full of personality. A pop of green can also come from a luxe throw, a tumble of linen cushions or an artificial pot plant.
As the most soothing colour in the palette, you can’t go past green for the bathroom ─ a space that should be devoted to relaxation. Small changes ─ a new bath mat or a soap dispenser ─ can offer a breath of fresh air. Nail the laid-back vibe with a set of plush new towels in a patchwork of green prints or block colours. Try displaying your towels rolled up in a basket ─ natural materials such as wicker and rattan add to that organic, outdoorsy feel. Pop in greenery in the form of artificial plants and you’ve got the look.
Experiment with statement pieces in larger areas such as the living room. An occasional chair or single lounge chair in green has the power to turn heads. Splices of colour still offer the calm and inviting effect sans the commitment. Drape a printed linen blanket or a green boucle throw over your sofa or chair. Or opt for a stack of green cushions in contrasting shades and floral prints. Whether it’s a subtle pot of succulents or a larger fiddle leaf in a wooden pot or wicker basket, filling your space with greenery will make you want to exhale and sink further into the couch.