Dark green couch decorating help

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Dark green couch decorating help
Put a little green into your design. (green globe on green background image by Brent Walker from Fotolia.com)

A dark green couch fits into many interior design styles, depending on the colours and decor elements you decorate around it with. The colour green is seen everywhere in nature. It represents springtime and with it a sense of hope, renewal and immortality. Use a dark green couch as the inspiration for your living room in a way that reflects the earth itself.

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Monochromatic

Create a monochromatic colour scheme by bringing in all of the varying hues of green throughout the space. Throw a few decorative pillows in a lime green design on a dark green couch for a modern touch. Paint your walls a sage green for a peaceful setting. Hang up photographs of budding leaves for a nature feel to the space. Start a theme collection of frogs, lizards, snakes or grasshoppers in your decor choices for whimsy.

Dark green couch decorating help
Display a collection of green glass bottles as an elegant focal point in a green monochromatic room. (green bottles and green phial image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Complementary

The opposite hue of green on the colour wheel is red. Paint the walls a dark red to make a dark green couch stand out. The space does not have to look like Christmas if done carefully. Bring in other dark green furniture and create throw pillows for all of them featuring deep red roses. Hang drapery featuring a dark green and dark red pattern, such as stripes. Add other warm earth tones, such as oranges and yellows in accessories.

Dark green couch decorating help
Adding a punch of red and other warm tones brighten up the room. (green and red image by Catabu from Fotolia.com)

Cool Tones

Keep the feeling of your living room calm by bringing in other cool tones. Blues and purples are on the same side of the colour wheel as green is. Hang up a painting of a deep blue sky on top of the green hills in Ireland. Take photos of tree leaves in your backyard against the sky. Place a bouquet of purple lilies in a clear crystal vase on your mantle or side table. Fill a fish tank with blue, green and purple rocks and buy fish of the same hue.

Dark green couch decorating help
Use cool tones to create a grounding and serene environment. (green hill, blue sky image by Deborah Benbrook from Fotolia.com)

Minimalism

Decorate a room with any style of a dark green couch in a minimalist design to make it appear up-to-date. Pair it with white to make it appear lighter visually or black to make it take on an even darker tone. Bring in a white wicker chair, with a dark green cushion and distressed coffee table for a modern country feel to the room. Bring in black wrought iron pieces, topped with glass, for a contemporary start to the space. Use few decorative accessories, such as a candelabra on the coffee table or simple white ceramic lamps on the end tables, to complete the look.

Dark green couch decorating help
Create a modern design with black and white. (green, black, and white circles image by Sherri Camp from Fotolia.com)

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