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Are you designing a green living room and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Living Room Vibe 2 designed by Lauren Thorp
Living Room Vibe 2Designed by Lauren Thorp
Living Room designed by Kerry Drapcho
Living RoomDesigned by Kerry Drapcho
Salam Hello Design Challenge designed by Lisa Chaves
Salam Hello Design ChallengeDesigned by Lisa Chaves
Basement Lounge Mood Board designed by Sheri Johnson
Basement Lounge Mood BoardDesigned by Sheri Johnson
San Junipero Textile Studio Design Challenge designed by Chela Shiroma
San Junipero Textile Studio Design ChallengeDesigned by Chela Shiroma
Zander Schlacter Design Challenge designed by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
Zander Schlacter Design ChallengeDesigned by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
St. Patrick's Thingology designed by Chloe Valdez
St. Patrick's ThingologyDesigned by Chloe Valdez
San Junipero Textile Studio Design Challenge designed by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
San Junipero Textile Studio Design ChallengeDesigned by Daniela Ulloa Villarreal
San Junipero 1 designed by Kate Seymour
San Junipero 1Designed by Kate Seymour
Mock Up V1 designed by Chloe Valdez
Mock Up V1Designed by Chloe Valdez
Living Room Mood Board designed by Cassie Klopstock
Living Room Mood BoardDesigned by Cassie Klopstock
Ariana Grande Room designed by Doctor Designs
Ariana Grande RoomDesigned by Doctor Designs
Homebody Design Challenge designed by Abby Heinz
Homebody Design ChallengeDesigned by Abby Heinz
H&M Holiday Challenge designed by Emily Warburton
H&M Holiday ChallengeDesigned by Emily Warburton
Sofa View designed by Andia Kolakowski
Sofa ViewDesigned by Andia Kolakowski
Checkered Space designed by Kerry Drapcho
Checkered SpaceDesigned by Kerry Drapcho
Dabito x Mitzi designed by Amber Wilcox
Dabito x MitziDesigned by Amber Wilcox
Mid-Century  designed by Jackie Slemmer
Mid-Century Designed by Jackie Slemmer
L&B designed by Jalisa Pierce
L&BDesigned by Jalisa Pierce
Chartreuse Vibe. designed by Shellie Kemp
Chartreuse Vibe.Designed by Shellie Kemp
Library Idea Board designed by Gurbans Kaur
Library Idea BoardDesigned by Gurbans Kaur
Library Inspo designed by Lisa Schechtman
Library InspoDesigned by Lisa Schechtman
Treehaus Living Room SampleBoard designed by Fallon Hallow
Treehaus Living Room SampleBoardDesigned by Fallon Hallow
Beach Bungalow designed by Doctor Designs
Beach BungalowDesigned by Doctor Designs

Design tips for decorating a green style living room

Here’s how to achieve the green aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a green living room?

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. But if you ask us, the living room gives it a run for its money since it’s likely the most used room in your house. From entertaining guests to lounging around reading a book to watching way too much TV (no judgment here), your main living space has to be both comfortable and functional. Open-concept living spaces may also include an eating area or a full dining room for easy living.

Whether you're in the process of a living room remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the living room and complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Sofa, Couch, or Sectional: A staple of any living room, the sofa or couch provides a comfortable seating option for relaxation and socializing. The sofa should be the functional focal point of the room. When creating the furniture plan for your living room, start with the sofa as the largest piece of furniture and plan the rest of the room around it. If you have a small living room, you may want to select a sofa with a shallower depth or a L-shaped sectional to maximize your seating space. If you have a large living room, you may want to consider multiple couches to take advantage of your space.
  • Armchairs: These individual accent chairs offer additional seating and can be placed strategically around the living room to create cozy conversation areas. In addition to leaving space around furniture groupings, make sure to also leave space around each piece of furniture. This allows people to move freely using various routes within the living room. It's important to strike a balance between creating a cozy seating area and providing enough room for easy navigation.
  • Coffee Table: A central piece, the coffee table sits in front of the sofa and provides a surface for placing drinks, books, and other items. Pro tip: The recommended distance between a coffee table and the sofa in a living room is roughly 15-18”. This allows for enough space to move around comfortably and ensures that the coffee table is within easy reach from the seating area.
  • Side Tables and/or Ottomans: Placed next to sofas or armchairs, side tables offer a convenient surface for placing lamps, drinks, or other small items. Ottomans are even more versatile and can serve as a footrest, extra seating, or even a side table or coffee table when paired with a tray. Choose side tables or ottomans that are proportionate to the furniture they accompany. The height of the side table should be similar to or slightly lower than the armrest or seat height of the sofa or chair.
  • Console, Entertainment Center or TV Stand: This furniture piece typically houses the television and often includes additional storage for media devices, gaming consoles, or to display decorative items. Ensure that the size of the media console is proportionate to the size of the screen it will be supporting. Even if you don’t plan to include a TV in your living room (we support your decision for less screen time!), a freestanding console or built-in shelving unit is great for storage and organization. You can hide (or replace) your TV with a large piece of wall art.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a living room for extra warmth and coziness. If possible, all furniture pieces should “live” on the rug in your living room. If your rug doesn’t really allow for that, then at least the front legs should be atop the rug. This ensures the furniture doesn’t look like it’s floating in the room.
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a living room, you’d want a flush surface mount light or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps placed around the room for mood lighting.
  • ** Decor Accessories**: Decor in a living room can transform a living area into a vibrant tapestry of textures, colors, and forms, creating a welcoming and personalized environment that reflects your style. The strategic placement of books, vases, and candles on coffee tables or shelves infuses the room with character and warmth. Throw pillows and blankets introduce texture and color helping to make the space feel cozier. Wall art helps to ground the space and showcase your personal taste and interests. Mirrors can amplify light, making the room feel more expansive.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the living room.

Get creative and have fun with your living room makeover! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Living Room.

How do you decorate with green?

Green may be one of the most versatile colors in design. It is a common hue in all design styles and room types. Soft greens like sage, olive, or mint can bring an instant sense of calm or serenity to a space, while bright greens like lime or chartreuse bring a sense of whimsy or retro tone. The use of deeper green hues like pine or emerald are hallmarks of more traditional design styles.

Green is often associated with nature, so consider using it as a foundation for a nature-inspired living room color palette. Pair different shades of green with earthy tones like browns, beiges, or muted yellows to create a serene and organic atmosphere.

If you want to make a bold statement with green, consider painting an accent wall in a rich shade of green or using green wallpaper. This can create a focal point in the room and add depth and visual interest. Alternatively, you can opt for a more subtle approach by incorporating green through smaller decor elements like curtains, throw pillows, or artwork.

Lighting can dramatically affect the perception of green. Natural light tends to enhance the freshness and vibrancy of green, making it feel more alive. In artificial lighting, warmer tones can deepen the richness of darker greens, adding coziness to the space.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to bring green into your space is through indoor plants. Not only do they add a pop of color, but they also purify the air (win-win!). Choose a variety of plants with different shades of green and textures to create a lush and vibrant indoor garden.

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