Simple Ideas for Decorating with the Color Green

7 Simple Ways to Add a Pop of Green to Your Home


In celebration of the greenest day of the year, Saint Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing my favorite simple ways to decorate with the color green.

What better time of the year to add a touch of green to your home than in spring which is right around the corner.

There’s something about using the color green in home decor that gives a room life yet makes it feel tranquil. I never understood the symbolism of the color until I read the following from Jennifer of Borne Creativity.

“Green, the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment. The color green has healing power and is understood to be the most restful and relaxing color for the human eye to view.”

Jennifer bourn of bourn creative

By far, the easiest way to add a pop of green to a room is by using plants, but there are several other ways you can add “the color of life” to your home in just in case you don’t have a green thumb.

*Please pin from the original source which is in the link below the photograph.

1. Creatively display botanical prints.

Liz Marie, of the Liz Marie Blog, found a cute alternative for displaying botanical art by using a set of clipboards she painted a lovely shade of green.

botanical prints on green clipboards by Liz Marie Blog
via Liz Marie Blog

Since free is always in the budget, you can these 25 free botanical printables to make a simple and inexpensive display above your mantle. Or you can use them for Liz Marie’s project with the clipboards.

Summer decor for your fireplace mantle can be as simple as using free botanical printables, vases filled with fern leaves, and candle holders.
via Simplicity in the South

2. Show off a collection of green glass bottles.

I adore the trio of green bottles that Sarah from Grace in My Space used for her table centerpiece. Be sure to check out the rest of her beautiful dining room decorated for spring.

Vibeke Designs is my go-to when I need inspiration for vignettes. Vibeke is always spot on when it comes to pulling together colorful collections of vintage finds.

3. Add a pop of green with a piece of furniture.

Rather than the commitment of painting the walls, why not add a touch of green by painting a piece of furniture instead? The next three pictures will inspire you to make a beeline to the paint store.

green cabinet and rustic floors by olliepop_design
via Olliepop Designs on Instagram | click here to go to her website
painted green lockers Cedar and Grey Interiors on Instagram
via Cedar and Grey Interiors on Instagram | click here to go to their website

4. Make your neighbors green with envy with the prettiest front door on the block.

The color, Artichoke, by Sherwin Williams makes a bold statement against the white clapboard siding while still feeling calm and welcoming to guests.

Green Front door makeover using Artichoke by Sherwin Williams photo by Country Living
via Country Living

5. Add personality to a neutral living room with a green brick fireplace.

I never knew I could fall so hard for a green fireplace until this one by The Platform Experiment stopped me in my scroll on Instagram.

neutral living room with green painted brick fireplace by The Platform Experiment on Instagram
via The Platform Experiment on Instagram | click here to go to their website

6. Make your own vintage-esque green chalkboards

Allison from The Golden Sycamore made a creative gallery wall that looks as if she’s collected vintage framed chalkboards over the years. Her recipe for the perfect green chalkboard paint color can be found in this link.

beautiful-vintage-chalkboard-gallery-wall by The Golden Sycamore
via The Golden Sycamore

It’s a perfect way to add color in a kid’s room too as seen in this bedroom by The Small Folk.

green desk and chalkboard by The Small Folk on Instagram
via The Small Folk on Instagram | click here to go to their website

7. Get creative and paint your own sign

I made this knock-off Pottery Barn sign by repurposing a brass door kick plate. Make your own by using the printable template found in this link. If you don’t have a kick plate, you can use a piece of wood instead.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Refreshments Sign.
via Simplicity in the South

I hope these pictures inspired you to add more of this lucky color to your home as well!

If you’re new to my blog, you can see how I used a combination of green, black, and white in our guest room makeover in this link.

guest bedroom makeover on a small budget
via Simplicity in the South

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