With Autumn now in full swing, there’s nothing better than curling up under the covers as the winter nights roll in.
If you’re looking to turn your sleep space into a tranquil haven, there’s plenty of inspiration you can take from the great outdoors.
Whether you prefer the calming qualities of light green tones like sage or the richness of olive and forest greens, the interior experts at Furniture And Choice, share seven ways to uplift your space with green.
Set the scene
Rebecca Snowden, interior style advisor explains: “Choosing the correct colour palette in your bedroom is one that you need to get right, as this area of the home needs to feel both calming and relaxing. Colour is key in establishing in making a space feel warm and cosy, but it can also feel fun while expressing your individuality.
“Green can often feel like a daunting colour palette to tackle, especially if you’re unsure of the right shade to use. Sage for example, works well as a neutral shade for walls and ties in perfectly with grey elements. If you are wanting to opt for something a little bolder, why not try a dark green feature wall.”
“Incorporating houseplants in your bedroom not only looks good, but they are great at purifying the air. Add some bedside greenery to decorate your space, to help boost your wellbeing and to create a sense of calm.”
Create a calming space
“Now more than ever, we look forward to retreating to a calm and relaxing space- a place where we can escape to after our day-to-day routines. We spend a lot of our time resting, so it’s important to create a calming space. Maximising your storage space, meaning less clutter will help to ensure your space feels calm and organised.”
Add in natural accessories
“If you’re looking to turn your space into an environmentally conscious space, opt for natural materials when it comes to decorating your space with accessories. Opt for sustainable materials such as reclaimed wood or metal, or anything that is eco-friendly.”
Pair greens with other statement colours
“If you’re gravitating to cooler green tones, try pairing with hints of blue for a refreshing outdoors feel. If bolder greens are more of what you’re leaning towards, pair with dark grey tones for the ultimate cosy space. To avoid your bedroom feeling gloomy on those dark winter nights, add in hints of pink to add a touch of summer.”
Add in statement features
“Looking to elevate your bedroom space? Add in statement features such as a striking headboard to help balance your green walls, instead of them being the centre of attention. If a striking headboard isn’t your style, why not opt for bold or patterned bed cushions to add a touch of calm to your space.”
Be bold with your greens
“Green doesn’t have to mean muted tones of sage green, if you’re looking for something bolder to spruce up your sleeping space, then why not look to bolder tones. Opt for a lime green accent wall or try dark green panelling for a modern and relaxing space.”
Anthony Roebuck, colour expert at Watercolour Affair comments: “When immersed in green, one can’t help but feel a sense of calm and tranquillity that helps bring us close to nature. Hence, it’s suitable for a bedroom setting. At its core, green is a fantastic colour to decorate with as it helps us to feel happier, healthier and more productive thanks to its connections to nature.”