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

  1. Cecilia says:

    I love all of your fresh greenery–that’s one of my favorite ways to decorate year round! Happy to be joining you on the hop today! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. Lora Bloomquist says:

    Michelle, I totally think of green as a neutral. Just like in nature, all the other colors work with it. Live plants just add so much to a vignette, don’t they? Love your beautiful pics. Fun hopping with you again!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks Lora, you’re right green goes with everything. I’m looking forward to repotting a few plants when the weather warms up. Have a great week!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks so much Laura, green really compliments the navy wall. Just one more reason why I love to decorate with green.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thanks Julie, I found the crock at an antique mall. I usually do more looking than buying, but this little piece would let me leave without buying it. LOL

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you so much Shelley. I always wonder if others will find my simple style interesting or not, but I think the pops of green do the trick.

  3. paulasweetpea says:

    I grew up in a house with green carpet and harvest gold appliances. My aunt’s house had avocado green appliances. I hadn’t thought about either in years until I read the beginning of your post.

    Your plants give life to your rooms and after seeing how great yours look, I’m inspired to start growing some houseplants. I love outdoor gardening, but have not one single houseplant. That’s sad!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Hi Paula, I have pretty good luck with plants as long as I remember to water them, and they seems to make the house healthier. Thanks so much for your sweet comments.

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