How to Decorate With a Green Couch

Written by emma lee | 13/05/2017
How to Decorate With a Green Couch
Family time on a green couch (father with baby on sofa image by Pavel Losevsky from

Green is a refreshing colour and gives a sense of calm and tranquillity. Green is associated with summer and spring and new beginnings. With so many shades and tones to choose from, you can find the perfect match for your personality. Green in a sunroom or porch makes a natural transition to the outdoors. A green sofa gives the owner many options in colour choices for accessories, from bright and bold, to tranquil and soothing.

Carry a swatch of the colour to coordinate with purchases of fabric or accessories. Tilt the couch backward and locate a piece of fabric to remove as a swatch. Staple the swatch to a card and use as a source to compare shades and tones of green. Remove a detachable armrest cover if the couch has one and use that as a swatch.

Paint the walls white, tan or yellow. Light-coloured walls make a striking backdrop for a green couch. Selecting a wall colour other than green creates an open palette for wall accessories.

Select bamboo shades for window treatments. Using natural fibres on windows complements an earth tone green.

Hang pictures of country landscapes or tropical foliage. The mix of shades and tones in the picture will complement the green sofa.

Use an area rug in front of the sofa. Select a rug with a green design or colours to complement sofa pillows.

Add colour using pillows on the sofa. Yellow or orange pillows will add colour and excitement to a green couch. Create a relaxing atmosphere with white or tan. Use printed fabrics with leaves and hang large prints of leaves on the walls.

Select pewter or chrome for a lamp base. Use light woods for end tables and entertainment centre.

Things you need

  • Swatch
  • Paint
  • Bamboo
  • Wall hangings
  • Area rug
  • Pillows
  • Pewter

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