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Green with Envy - How to Decorate With Green

Green with Envy – How to Decorate With Green

If you’re tempted to decorate with green, you’re not alone.

Let’s face it, green is a simply fantastic colour. It reminds us of buds in the spring, grass in the summer and everything we love about the great outdoors! The greens on the high street range from elegant olive and chartreuse to deeper greens and brighter Springtime greens. There’s a lot to choose from right now.

If you need more proof that green is the hottest colour around right now, just look at Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year. Named Greenery, this shade is fresh, vibrant, and perfect for spring-inspired interior design.

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With just a splash of colour you can quite literally spruce up your home, just by decorating with green. If you feel like changing things up, an easy way to do this is with a comfortable new sofa. It’s easy to move, can be toned down with neutral cushions, and doesn’t feel like as bold a statement as a colourful wall.

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Want to decorate with green? Our team of shoppers have dug up the best green sofas and accessories out there.

How to Decorate With Green

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Upscale luxury
Green with Envy - How to Decorate With Green

Head over to The Conran shop and you’ll find the luxurious Chiltern design sofa which was first commissioned in 2014 and has proved hugely popular ever since.  As the name suggests, this compact and contemporary little number was designed by Jasper Conran and is available in the most stunning fabrics including olive green velvet and leather.  What’s more, if you’re expecting a few extra guests it also comes in a range of different sizes and has a matching armchair; so there’s really no excuse for not inviting Auntie Mabel this year!  Plenty of room for everyone here!

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Ready for Spring
Green with Envy - How to Decorate With Green

If you’re looking for something a little less contemporary then another great hit with us is the Crumpet Chaise  from Loaf.  Shown here in green Thatch House fabric and also available in olive plush velvet, this large left handed sofa features super comfy deep seats and feather wrapped seat cushions making it an obvious choice for curling up and enjoying the odd movie or two!  What’s more it has solid oak feet, is lovingly hand-made and offers a 10 year guarantee for added peace of mind.  Standing on tall hand-turned oak legs, it’s both elegant and comfy.

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Have some fun
Green with Envy - How to Decorate With Green

Of course, no new sofa can ever be complete without a few accessories – and there’s no better excuse than now to have a look round!  This season Habitat have come up with some truly great designs including the colourful Tiki bird and green zebra cushions.  Both look absolutely fabulous teamed up with different shades of green.

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Mix it up

Or you could go for something completely different in terms of colour – perhaps with something like the adorable Errol embroidered cushion  with its cute multi-coloured owl theme?  The possibilities are endless.  It’s all about mixing them up and having a bit of fun with different textures and colours.

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Hang it all
Green with Envy - How to Decorate With Green

Staying on the subject of being a little ‘different’ what better way to greet your guests than to hang their coats on Charles Eames coat rack from Vitra at Utility?  This rather unique design features a funky green frame and a quirky coloured ball design in complementary colours; meaning it’ll quite literally fit in with any colour scheme and is sure to give a great first impression to your guests.  It also saves putting their coats on your brand new sofa of course!

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Throw some luxury
Green with Envy - How to Decorate With Green

If you’re intending to have people stay over during the festive season you’ll obviously want to ensure they have a decent night’s sleep and our designers have found some great luxury ideas at Conran when it comes to a few quick fixes!  Instead of replacing the entire bedding set in the guest room why not invest in a fabulous throw, such as this ombré throw  which is crafted from yak wool and would add colour and texture to your interior scheme. Very tactile and with a subtle design moving from neutral to chartreuse, this has tasselled ends to add a playful aesthetic.

However you choose to style your home this coming season, green is definitely a colour to look out for on the high street and of course, it’s also a truly festive colour for the Christmas period.  If you don’t quite have the budget for a brand new sofa or chairs then simply look out for punchy accessories such as rugs, throws and cushions or even the odd kitchen accessory to simply add a little brightness and interest.  It certainly doesn’t have to cost you the earth and what’s more, you can have so much fun mixing colour themes around.  You might well be surprised at what works best for you so certainly don’t be afraid to give it a go and be seen with green!

  • Jules is a Solicitor and Director hailing from the historic city of Chester. In her limited spare time you’ll find her ‘stable side’ with her beloved Irish Sports Horse, Rolex, or entertaining friends at home (…not always successfully!)

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