Ideas For Decorating With Green

Today I’m sharing ideas for decorating with green that are subtle, so if you’re not ready to commit to lime green chairs or palm leaf wallpaper that’s alright. There are lots of easy ways to interject green into your decor. For an added treat today, I’m joining a Sharin’ O’ The Green Blog Hop hosted by my friend  Amber, from Follow The Yellow Brick Home.

Did you have a chance to see Lora Bloomquist’s post? So much fun to see her vintage dresser makeover.

Growing up in a home full of those 70s greens and yellows, I should be an expert on the subject. No we didn’t have lemon wallpaper or an avocado fridge, but we did have an olive-green velvet sofa that I remember being very comfortable. We also had green carpet throughout the house except in my room which was blue, no surprise there.


Big arch windows brown leather sofa and oversized coffee table.


Even though my decorating color scheme went in a couple of different directions over the years, I still love all shades of green. To me, green is one of those neutral colors that goes with everything, just look at the great outdoors.


Cozy throw blanket and pillow on leather sofa.


Warmer temperatures are just around the corner, so this is a great time to share a few subtle ideas for decorating with green.


Organic Additions

If you’re like me you may have been decorating with green and not even realized it. Decorating with plants is at the top of my list for the easiest way to add vivid heathy color to your home. Plants work fairly well for me as long as I remember to water them of course.


Coffee table metal tray with books, plants and vintage accessories.


For details on the wall decor see DIY Moss Covered Letters.

Something you might consider if you don’t have a green thumb is to pick up a bundle of greenery at your local grocery store floral department. Big green leaves in a vase or bottle are easy to add to your coffee table or mantel. These big leaves have lasted for several weeks now.



Glass bottle with green flowers, white shelf and green pompom garland.


Remember to decorate with flowers seasonally too. On the mantel, I add long stem flowers in a large glass bottle for a no fuss simple arrangement. To get this look for decorating with books, see the post How To Paint Book Covers.


Green Accessories

My round-up of vintage collectables have different shades of green all mixed together. On the coffee table I have an eclectic mix of accessories gathered from around the house.


Vintage green metal log box and stacked books.


Large round metal tray with green and white accessories.


A green metal lock box still has an old string tied to the key. The white crock with green lettering is a new find and looks pretty with the green glazed pot holding a maiden hair fern.


Green glazed pot with plant, antlers and vintage crock.


No two shades of green are the same but they add a healthy blend of color. For more ideas on decorating with vintage accessories see the post Spring Decorating.


Artwork, Pillows and Furniture

So much of my color inspiration comes from the art work I have throughout the house. When I shop for pillows and throws I think about how I can repeat those colors. The olive and celery green stripes on the pillows are subtle but they still add a happy vibe to the room.


Brown and white arm chair with throw striped throw pillow.


The little chartreuse painted stool moved from downstairs is another punch of color, and makes a handy side table.

For an unexpected pop of color on the mantel, I added a wool felt pompom garland. I love using garlands because they’re fun and festive no matter what season we’re celebrating.


Family room with fireplace in the background.


Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest. The boards are updated daily with seasonal inspiration that you can use right now!



Looking for more ideas for decorating with vintage spring greens then continue the hop by visiting Kristin at White Arrows Home.  Links for all the bloggers participating today are listed below.


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57 thoughts on “Ideas For Decorating With Green

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks Cindy! I have pretty good luck with ferns and they look fabulous in vintage and modern settings.

  1. amberlyonferguson2017 says:

    Michelle I am crazy about your styled tray! I love the maidenhair fern and that vintage advertising ironstone crock is a real treasure! Great tips for using grocery store greenery.

    Thank you so much for sharin’ your green decor with us. Happy almost spring!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Amber, it’s a huge treat being part of your blog hops. I’ve learned so much from reading your blog and I’m having more and more fun creating vintage vignettes with your inspiration. You have an amazing style!!

  2. Carol says:

    Michelle, love all your touches of green ~ from using books to all the live plants ~ we speak the same plant language. All the little vignettes of vintage treasures add so much interest and appeal.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      We do speak the same plant language although, I have several plants that didn’t make the photo shoot. I guess I have a lot repotting to do this spring. Thanks so much for your sweet comments Carol!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks Kristin! It’s so funny thinking back on those crazy colors in the 70s, especially now that appliances are mostly white, stainless or black.

  3. Sonya says:

    Michelle, I totally agree with you on having touches of green in your home. Green is my all time favorite color and love having touches of it throughout my home.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks Lynne, we are excited about our spring like weather this weekend. Time to open the windows and enjoy nature’s beauty as you said!

  4. Jann Olson says:

    Beautiful greens! I love fresh fern, but it will be a while before ours is up in our garden. I usually do a gathering of fern related items when it is. I love your mixture of old and new!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Jann, I have a couple more ferns needing repotting, so they didn’t make the photo shoot. Just waiting to get outdoors. Have a great weekend!

  5. Lucy Beliveau says:

    Perfectly lovely, Michelle! Your green theme is so refreshing and its exactly what I’ve been looking for! All I can think about now is those pretty, little ferns!! Spring has sprung!🌿

    We’re moving from Montreal to Dallas in May and I’m gathering some fun ideas to use as I will soon be decorating our new home. I am most grateful to you and your blog for I now have the much needed inspiration to put together some lovely, new vignettes!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks so much Lucy! Wow you have a big move to make. Hope all goes well with your plans and that you love Texas!

  6. Linda says:

    I love your ideas. I try to put a little green in every room of my home. f you are up to any more blog parties I would love for you to join ours, the Classy Flamingos, starts every Wed thru Friday.

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