With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we are digging through our closets for something green to wear to avoid those people who will actually pinch if you don’t comply. Suddenly we realize either, “Wow, I forgot how much I like green!” or “Wow, green is not my color.” Whichever side of the fence you lean on, adding more green into your home can actually boost your energy! Don’t forget, just because green might not look great on you, doesn’t mean you can’t decorate with it.
Here are a few ways to incorporate green into your home that don’t scream, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Throw PillowsThrow pillows are our guilty pleasure. Every time we walk into Home Goods, World Market or Target they seem cuter and cuter each time, and for good reason. Throw pillows are a cheap, not so permanent way to add color to your home. (Pillow from TJ Maxx)
I know some of you are thinking, “Wallpaper is so 80s,” but think again. Wallpaper is making a huge comeback, but looks a lot better than we remember. You can use wallpaper to create an accent wall, or use it in small places to make a statement; it can even be customized (thank you, etsy). Grab your paste and straight-edge and put up a green, floral accent wall! (Wallpaper from Urban Outfitters)
PlantsPlants make everything better. There is more oxygen in your home, they give you someone to talk to (seriously, it’s been proven that talking to your plants helps them grow) and they’re really pretty! Get some plants and feel nature come inside your home. (Terrarium from TJ Maxx)
Velvet furniture is making a massive statement in the design world and there isn’t one color that can outperform emerald green in velvet. There is so much class in a deep green and adding an accent chair to your bedroom or living space takes your design level up a notch or two. (Sofa from World Market)
Before you think we are telling you to paint your whole house green, stop right there. Try painting your home office or den a shade of green and be sure to add in other colors and textures to get that timeless feel. You won’t regret it!
From lamps to plates, you can implement green into any room of your home. The key for using such a bold color is to not overdo it. Have a theme, stick with it and have fun pretending to be Joanna Gaines.