If you’ve been looking to upgrade your living room with a touch of green, you’ve come to the right place!


Is green a good colour for a living room?

Balancing, soothing and oh-so-chic, a green colour palette has the power to transform even the most uninspiring of spaces into a revitalising haven – and the great news is, there really is a shade to suit everyone.

Whether you prefer glamorous emerald, zingy apple or something in between, adding green into your living room scheme is a sure way to create a space that feels contemporary yet timeless.

Interested? Keep reading to discover our pick of the most gorgeous green living rooms out there right now, and, when you’re feeling suitably inspired, make sure to check out our roundup of dreamy green bedroom ideas and stunning green bathrooms too. Happy decorating!


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Green living rooms

Create drama with a green feature wall

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Biome Lush Green Mural, Woodchip and Magnolia

If you love the idea of decorating with green but you're not keen on the idea of a full room makeover, why not dip your toe into the trend by introducing a green feature wall? The tropical mural on this wall makes the room feel soothing yet vibrant at the same time. Try adding some sage green accessories to complement the look, et voila.

Make a subtle statement with green velvet feature chairs

Celine Velvet Accent Chair
Celine Velvet Accent Chair, Habitat

A couple of retro feature chairs will add just the right amount of pizzazz to an otherwise neutral living room. Thanks to their natural hue, they add wow-factor without overshadowing the other subtle decorative elements.

Embrace eclectic vintage vibes

Leopard Green Velvet Shade Desk & Table Lamp
Leopard Green Velvet Shade Desk & Table Lamp, Oliver Bonas

Team retro furniture and a few modern accent pieces to create a chic and timeless eclectic vintage scheme, as seen above in this lifestyle image from Oliver Bonas. The layering of earthy greens grounds the look, and prevents it appearing cluttered.

Style green with blue for a sense of opulence

Cassie Corner Chaise
Cassie Corner Chaise, Dunelm

This living room is proof that the age old adage is anything but true: blue and green should definitely be seen, especially when you opt for deep peacock blue and emerald shades - it'll create a gorgeous luxury feel.

Layer up on greens

Mina Armchair
Mina Armchair, Anthropologie

What colour goes with green? Well green, of course! Opting for a green living room certainly doesn't mean that you have to choose one shade of green and stick to it - in fact, using multiple shades of the natural colour can give your space a sense of depth.

Team muted greens with earth tones and natural textures

green living room
Bronwyn 4 Seater Fabric Classic Back Sofa, Furniture Village

If your dream living room is a soothing sanctuary, take inspiration from this gorgeously calming scheme and choose a colour palette that's rooted in nature. Earth tones make a great accompaniment to muted leafy greens. Finish the look with plenty of natural textures - think pampas grass, dried flowers, natural wood and wool.

Embrace luxury with coordinating wallpaper and furniture

Cole & Son Bluebell Wallpaper

For a beautifully cohesive space, take notes from this decadent living room and echo the tones of your statement wallpaper in your furniture choice. Match your doors and skirting boards for extra wow-factor, and don't forget some show-stopping pendant lighting to complete the effect.

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Add a sense of period elegance with green wood panelling

green living room
Uniqa 3 Seater Fabric Sofa, Furniture Village

Whether you're looking to revive a period property or inject some charming character into a new-build blank slate, wood panelling is your best friend. Add a lick of smokey green paint and bring the look to life with unique, antique accessories - we love how the terracotta pot and ancient trays give this living room a sense of quirky individuality.

Bring a Scandi scheme to life with plush emerald green

Diano Wool Knit Effect Rug
Diano Wool Knit Effect Rug, La Redoute

If you love laid-back Scandi style but worry that a neutral-on-neutral scheme leaves a lot to be desired, why not be inspired by this lovely modern scheme? Zone your space with a coordinating rug and you'll have a cosy, inviting spot to relax in.

Make leafy green the star of the show

Habitat Ronda Velvet Chair
Ronda Velvet Chair Habitat

Bold, leafy greens can uplift even the most lacklustre of living rooms, especially when they're in the form of a plush velvet chair. Keep the rest of your scheme understated and neutral to make the fresh shade the star of the show, or go all out with matching artwork, accessories and walls.

Use green marble to add a sense of grandeur

Pacific Milly Set of 2 Nest of Side Tables, Marble
Pacific Milly Set of 2 Nest of Side Tables, Dunelm

Green marble just screams luxury - add a little bit into your living room for instant elevation. Style it sparingly in the form of a coffee table or side table and mirror the tones of the marble in your soft furnishings for a cohesive, expensive look. Accentuate the depth of the classic green with copper and burnt orange tones - you won't be disappointed with the result.

Use zesty orange shades to make a green room pop

green living room
Erdeley fabric by Mindthegap

Summery, airy and bright, this living room is the ideal combination of serene and invigorating. If you want to follow suit and create a peaceful yet revitalising space, start with a light apple green on the walls and choose furniture that boasts vibrant, zesty orange shades - your space will be bursting with soothing yet positive vibes.

Warm concrete walls with a moss green sofa

Darwin 4 Seater Sofa
Darwin 4 Seater Sofa, Dunelm

Industrial inspired decor is all the rage right now. Concrete finishes and raw plaster walls are totally en vogue, but if you want to embrace the rustic look without your space looking cold, moss green is the answer. Try incorporating the shade into your scheme with squishy soft furnishings - it'll balance out the harshness of the concrete and leave your space looking Japandi cool.

Inject midcentury vibes with olive and brown shades

Elaina Coffee Table
Elaina Coffee Table, Habitat

What's more retro than olive green and tan? We love the vintage vibes this living room is giving off - it strikes the perfect balance between mid-century warmth and contemporary cool. To recreate the look at home, lay down an oversized neutral rug and top it with sleek glass coffee table. Finish the look with a striking olive green sofa and second hand leather chairs - your space will look completely effortless and chic in no time. Don't forget to check out our roundup of the best retro chairs if you're in need of some inspiration!

Team green and coral for a cosy modern feel

Martha Vintage Velvet 3 Seater Sofa
Martha Vintage Velvet 3 Seater Sofa, Dunelm

You can really make a muted green pop by styling it with coral accessories - it will add an instant note of contemporary cool.

Surround sage with tranquil beige

Herringbone Jute Border Rug
Herringbone Jute Border Rug, Dunelm

Coloured interiors don't have to be intimidating, and this living room is perfect proof that you can incorporate a pop of colour into your scheme without it looking garish or bold. Pair beige with hints of pistachio or sage with soft furnishings and accessories. Make sure to add some natural textures for spa-like serenity.

Go for bold with matching green woodwork

green living room ideas
Image by Dar Lighting Group

Who said woodwork has to be white? The matching woodwork and walls in this green living room give it a stunning contemporary yet timeless feel. Bring the look to life with some classic gold hardware.

Boost a calming green scheme with blush pink accents

Polar Shaggy Rug
Polar Shaggy Rug, Dunelm

Why not put a sophisticated spin on soothing blush pink living room by teaming it with sage? This living room is full of colour, yet it still feels calm and welcoming. Recreate the look at home by surrounding light wood furniture with sage green walls and a warming pink sofa. Add some white accessories to keep the look feeling fresh and springlike.

Add interest with a green wall mural

green living room
Image by Woodchip and Magnolia

If you want to add interest to a lacklustre corner of your living room, why not try a green wall mural? Take cues from the living room above and don't be afraid to experiment with scale - choosing a large design can add a sense of drama or make a small room feel bigger in an instant.

Soften an industrial style space with green velvet

green living room
Dutchbone Boss Side Table, Cuckooland

When it comes to decorating, sometimes creating a dramatic contrast is one of the most effective things you can do. If you love the look of stripped-back industrial decor but want to add a homely feel, take inspiration from the living room above and juxtapose a lavish green sofa against a minimalistic, commercial-inspired backdrop. It'll strike the perfect balance between cool and cosy!

Style soft green sofas with statement artwork and an antique rug

green living room
Stratus Sustainable 4 Seater Sofa, Cuckooland

The soft green sofas in this living room are perfectly accentuated by an antique green rug and modern abstract artwork. Combining old and new is a perfect way to make a green living room feel fresh and contemporary yet lived in and welcoming. We love the gold accents too - they add a glamorous feel without looking too lavish!

Mix and match for a boho vibe

Emerald Green Boho Art Print
Emerald Green Boho Art Print, Not On The High Street

If matchy matchy isn't your thing, you'll love a green boho style living room. Team a palette of sage and leaf green with tan, grey, gold and beige for laid-back eclectic vibes.

Opt for a grounding green textured sofa

Gallway 3-Seater Clic-Clac Sofa Bed
Gallway 3-Seater Clic-Clac Sofa Bed, Dreams

A textured green sofa really grounds a modern living room scheme. Use mustard or teal cushions to add a pop of vibrant yet balanced colour.

Breathe life into a living room with real green wall art

green living room
Image by Sofology

We love how this living room combines teal green sofas with pops of natural green. You can easily replicate this look at home by installing your very own artificial green wall and filling your space with houseplants... and add an intricate jute rug and some natural seagrass baskets to add a sense of boho texture.

Combine green accents with neutrals for a soothing space

Benni Armchair
Benni Armchair, M&S

Sage green makes a perfect accent colour in an off white living room. Throw in a few houseplants and your space will be totally tranquil.

Draw on classic style

green living room
Image by Essential Home

This cosy living room is perfect proof that sometimes, classic is best. Use traditional forest green tones to complement rich browns, caramel shades, dark wood and classic furniture design - the result will be timeless.

teal panelling

Feeling inspired? Don't forget to check out our favourite real home makeovers and Farrow & Ball alternatives: colour dupes from Dulux, Crown and B&Q!


Thea JeffreysDigital Writer

Thea Jeffreys is the Digital Writer on YourHomeStyle.uk, and is passionate about all things home décor. When she’s not scouring the internet for budget-friendly homeware finds, you’ll find her writing about the latest interior trends and handy upcycling tricks.