How To Introduce Green Into The Home

With Summer fully underway it has got us sitting about our homes in want of a little refresh.

So, what's more fitting than experimenting with the colour of renewal & revival to welcome the summer season into our homes?! Green is a fabulously versatile colour. Not only does it cater to those who love a vibrant scheme but depending on the shade, it can evoke a sense of calm and serenity in a neutral scheme too. With the power to stimulate particular emotions, introducing green into the home will promote a sense of optimism, balance and harmony. Find out the many ways to introduce green into the home below...


 

Soft Furnishings & Ornaments

Image from Extraordinary Interiors In Colour by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Clapton Tram & John Bassam. Photographer: Catherine Gratwicke. Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small

If you're not big on colour, then the best place to begin is with smaller items such as soft furnishings and ornaments. This option is less daunting and easily changeable! Incorporating pops of colour will introduce a new feel and vibe into your space that will spark various feelings. From cushions and throws to rugs and curtains, green soft furnishings will instantly brighten up your interior. A key tip is to stick to a simple colour palette using a particular shade of green and add slight variation in print and pattern.  Jungle print cushions are amazing at providing this kind of impact. Alternatively, rugs are a safe bet as they don't necessarily always catch the eye.

In the same vein, colourful decorative items such as large faux plants have the power to elevate the look of a neutral scheme with a burst of life. Accessories are non-committal yet they will make your space feel more lived-in and above all else, personal. Injecting harmony and character, soft furnishings and ornaments are a wonderful way of introducing subtle green accents into your home.

 

Wallpaper

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Wallpaper is the perfect excuse to introduce a bold, colourful print in your home. What's more, the impact it creates means that it'll look utterly striking as the main feature in a room. Nature-inspired, botanical prints are all the craze and we understand why! With intertwining vines and a dramatic colour palette, jungle wallpapers will have you entranced. Moreover, they create a sense of movement and elevation with their long vines reaching from floor to ceiling. And the best part, wallpaper is non-commital. If you grow out of the design, it can easily be removed without the hassle of reimagining the style of the entire room.

Top Left: Image from Extraordinary Interiors In Colour by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Clapton Tram & John Bassam. Photographer: Catherine Gratwicke. Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small | Bottom Left: Faux Perfect Palm - £55 | Middle: Chinoiserie Wallpaper Mural - Taj Mahal Aloe - £510 | Top Right: Artificial Hanging Foliage Succulent Vine - £7 |  Bottom Right: Perfect Armchair In Moss Green Velvet - £950 |

 

Paint

Image from Extraordinary Interiors In Colour by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Clapton Tram & John Bassam. Photographer: Catherine Gratwicke. Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small

Take the plunge and spruce up a room with a lick of green paint! With the option to go bold and dark or light and calm, green is a super versatile colour that'll offer a different atmosphere in your home depending on the shade you choose. The key tip here is to pay attention to how much light the room receives.  Our rule of thumb is the larger the room the darker you should go. To neutralise the bold green, accessorise with calming neutrals and wooden furniture. This will help soften the appearance of the entire room. Green painted walls promises to give your interior a splash of life!

Central Image From Extraordinary Interiors In Colour by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Clapton Tram & John Bassam. Photographer: Catherine Gratwicke. Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small | 1. Rockett St George Exclusive Paint Collection  - Dalloway 2.5L - £40 | 2. Faux Perfect Palm - £55 | 3. Blonde Rattan Bar Stool - £225 | 4. Beige Stripe Linen Cushion - £38 | 5. Green Glass Apothecary Bottle - £48 | 6. Woven Cane Two-Door Cupboard - £650 | 7. Dark Grey Inka Cotton Rug - £685 |

 

Statement Furniture

Image From Extraordinary Interiors In Colour by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George. The home of Clapton Tram & John Bassam. Photographer: Catherine Gratwicke. Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small

Statement furniture is an impactful and long-lasting method of incorporating green into the home. This allows you to go relatively neutral with the rest of your scheme to allow the bright furniture to take centre stage and harmonise the colour scheme of the entire room. While a sofa is an obvious place to begin, you can always turn your attention to a statement chair too. After all, statement furniture need not be the largest in the room, the vibrancy of green can just as easily steal the eye's focus onto smaller pieces such as a green barstool or armchair.


And there you have it! A guide to introducing green into your home!

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