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Design by Color: 10 Creative Ways to Add a Pop of Green to Your Home

A green accent chair in a home office.

In case you missed it, last month we introduced 36 iconic new hues to our bestselling lighting collections. To celebrate our recent expansion, we're sharing our best tips for color-specific styling. Last week, we shared a roundup of our favorite pink products. This week, we're continuing the color story with a Schoolhouse staff favorite: green.

Adding this earthy hue to your interior can bring a refreshing and calming vibe to your living space. Here are 10 creative ways to incorporate shades like Juniper, Sage, and Alder into your next home refresh. 


A green desk lamp in a home office.


1. Brighten Up With Lighting

Consider using light fixtures that come in green finishes to cast a warm and inviting glow in your home. Add a Juniper-toned table lamp to your living space, or install the Allegheny Wall Sconce in Lichen as a bedside reading light for an elegantly understated look.


A green wall sconce in the bedroom.

2. Opt for Green Bedding

Updating bedding is an easy way to create a serene and refreshing atmosphere in your bedroom. Here are a few of our favorite green bedding ideas:

  • Solid Green Bedding: Layer different shades of green for a monochromatic look or opt to mix and match complementary colors for a vibrant color block. 

  • Floral Bedding: Bring the outdoors in with floral-forward prints that feature green as the primary color.

  • Gingham Bedding: Incorporate plaid, checkered, or gingham bedding for a cozy and classic touch that leans traditional.  

Floral bedding in a room.

3. Mix + Match Throw Pillows

Incorporate green cushions, throw pillows, and blankets on sofas, chairs, and beds to infuse a pop of color and comfort. When mixing and matching throw pillows, layer different shapes and sizes for a dynamic and inviting look. 


Colorful throw pillows in a living room.

4. Hang Inspiring Artwork

Hang artwork or prints featuring lush landscapes, botanical illustrations, or abstract green-themed pieces to add visual interest to your walls. Get creative with what you hang—kid art or small doodles from friends are an unexpected way to add joyful personality to your space. 


An art wall with green botanical prints.

5. Update your Area Rug

Select an area rug with green patterns or solid tones to ground your space and create a cohesive interior atmosphere. Consider layering a smaller rug with a larger piece to add texture and visual interest. 


A green runner in an entryway.

6. Invest in Furniture Accents

When incorporating green furniture, consider the existing color scheme and style of your home. Green can range from muted and earthy to vibrant and bold, so choose shades that resonate with your preferences and the overall ambiance you want to create.

 A green utility step stool in the kitchen.

7. Get Creative with the Kitchen

Incorporating green kitchen accessories can add a fresh and lively touch to your culinary space. Opt for colorful kitchen utensils, plates, or glassware to infuse your home with green or hang a spruce wall clock in your kitchen to keep track of cooking times while adding a fun burst of color. 


Green kitchen accessories on a dining room table.

8. Spruce Up Your Bathroom

Adding green decor to your bathroom can instantly freshen up the space and create a calming, spa-like atmosphere. Upgrade your shower curtain with green patterns to set the tone, swap out your towels to coordinate with the color scheme, or select a sage bath mat to add a splash of color to your green-themed bathroom.


A bathroom with a green linen shower curtain.

9. Make a Statement with Paint + Wallpaper

Paint one wall in a room with a soothing shade of green or wallpaper an accent wall for an unexpected interior element (take a peek at this transformative before & after for more green wallpaper + paint inspiration).


Green paint and botanical wallpaper in a kid's room.

10. Find Fun Storage Solutions

Office accessories like clips, staplers, and trays can add a colorful element to your living space without breaking the bank. The key is to find storage solutions that match your aesthetic and lifestyle. Install hook rails in entryways or bedrooms to hang hats, scarves, bags, and accessories in a visually appealing arrangement or use a vintage-inspired toolbox to store and organize craft supplies and office items in a charming and unexpected way.


A green laundry cart in a house.

Remember that the shade of green you choose can significantly impact the overall interior ambiance. From calming pastels to vibrant emeralds, make sure the chosen green complements the existing color scheme and aesthetics of your home.


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