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Tips on How to Decorate a Room With Sage Green Walls

Updated February 21, 2017

Sage green is a calming, earthy colour. When decorating a room in your home that has sage green walls, there are a variety of ways in which you can decorate the room to suit your style preference, from creating a relaxing retreat to bringing a touch of the outdoors in. You can transform your space, using sage as the jumping off point, giving it a dramatic overhaul or a simple update.

Shabby Chic

Sage green works well for a shabby chic-themed room. Hang white or whitewashed wainscoting on the bottom half of the walls, leaving the top of the walls sage. Hang pictures framed with wood or wrought iron on the walls. Cover the floor with a braided rug that complements the sage green, such as deep blue or cream. If it's a bedroom that you're decorating, cover the bed with a patchwork quilt or drape a patchwork quilt on the back of a couch in a living room. If you're looking to bring in new furniture, a brass bed and a wicker dresser work for a bedroom; in a living room, use a repurposed wood coffee table and leather sofas.

Rustic Retreat

Create a rustic retreat using sage green walls as the backdrop. Incorporate an architectural element in the room by framing it with two-by-fours and suspending two-by-fours from the ceiling to give the look of exposed wood beams. Install slate tiles or wide planks of wood on the floors. For furniture, an overstuffed leather couch and armchairs are ideal in a living room. In a bedroom, use a bed frame that is made from wood logs and in a kitchen or dining room, use a knotty pine or cedar table and benches for seating. Fill glass vases with river rock and bowls with pine cones and display them around the room. Hang a picture of a woodland scene, framed with worn wood, on a wall.

Beachside Bungalow

If you love the beach, turn your sage green room into a relaxing space that evokes a beach feeling. Bring louvered doors or shutters into the space. Hang white sheers over the windows. In a bedroom, cover the bed with a white cotton comforter. A large white canvas couch is a comfortable place to relax in a living room. Use a glass-topped table in a dining room. A white shag area rug cosies up the space. Display images of lighthouses and the ocean on the walls and on shelves. Line a silver serving platter with shells and sand and use it as a centrepiece for a dining or coffee table. Affix beach glass and shells around the frame of a mirror.

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Lily Mae began freelance writing in 2008. She is a certified elementary and literacy educator who has been working in education since 2003. Mae is also an avid gardener, decorator and craft maker. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in education and a Master of Science in literacy education from Long Island University.