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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
5. Add personality to a neutral living room with a green brick fireplace.
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.
It’s a perfect way to add color in a kid’s room too as seen in this bedroom by The Small Folk.
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.
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.