Green bedroom ideas – 24 ways to decorate with olive, emerald and sage greens

Let these green bedroom ideas inspire a calming makeover whichever shade you choose

Yellow maximalist bedroom with chinoiserie moss green wallpaper and floral bedding by Mindthegap
(Image credit: Mindthegap)

Green bedroom ideas invoke a sense of calm and serenity and that's because the hue is known for being the most soothing of all the bedroom colors. Just what you want in a place that's mostly used for sleeping, right?

And there are so many greens to choose from for your bedroom idea, so you can pick a tone that perfectly suits your style – you've got modern, moody olive greens, stylish sage greens, vibrant teals, barely-there pale greens, and many, many more. 

So to pay homage to this dreamy versatile hue, we have pulled together all our favorite bedroom color ideas in green to inspire an easy makeover to get you inspired. Whether you are after a bold color to be the focus of your space, or the perfect green to paint all four walls, we have you covered...

1. Pick a sage green for a light and airy green bedroom 

A pale sage green bedroom with panelling and white bedside lampshades and ladder

(Image credit: Veronica Rodriguez)

'We all know green is a restful color so what better place to put this to practice than by decorating your bedroom in one of its tones,' advises Patrick O’Donnell, color consultant at Farrow & Ball. 'Not only will green help impart the mood of relaxation, but it will create a lovely link to the outdoors.'

Couldn't agree more, and what is a more restful green than a delicious pale sage? It's so light and fresh, almost a neutral that works as a backdrop for more neutral hues like white, cream, and grey. Pair with lighter woods, too, and even touches of black as you see in this bedroom to ground all those pale hues. 

2. Go for a deep teal paired with blush pinks

Pink and green bedroom with brass sconce light fittings and pink headboard

(Image credit: Katie Lee)

And at the opposite end of the spectrum, you have dark, atmospheric greens.  A deep teal paint creates such an atmospheric inviting bedroom, and paired with a blush pink? Dreamy stuff.

'If you want to create an intimate and cozy bedroom idea, emerald green packs a full, but at the same time, understated punch of color. It can transport you to the cool tiled floors of Marrakesh or to the traditional drawing room of a late 18th Century Georgian mansion, and it's being used more and more in interiors today.' Martin Waller, Founder of Andrew Martin.

Smaller bedroom? 'Try decorating on both the walls and the ceiling for a fully immersive experience, this will help blur the boundaries of a room with limited space too.' recommends Patrick O'Donnell.

3. Go maximalist with a multi print design

Yellow and green maximalist bedroom scheme with printed wallpaper and floral bedding by Mindthegap

(Image credit: Mindthegap)

If a minimalist bedroom idea is a one-way ticket to yawnville, then take a look at this maximalist yellow bedroom idea.

Unapologetic in its 'more is more' motto, the multiple designs by Mind the Gap are for the interior extroverts in us. In true cottagecore style, this yellow bedroom idea is brimming with floral patterns and is shamelessly styled with as many prints and textures as possible.

But don't think you need to shop with the same supplier for your interior finds. By picking up pieces from secondhand retailers on Ebay, flea markets, and garage sales, you can create an authentic look that no one else will have.

The botanical framed prints add an English garden feel while the shabby-chic lampshades at a practical reading light solution whilst you're reading romantic Brit lit in bed.

4. Add a touch of color with a barely there green

Farrow and Ball pale green bedroom walls with wood bed frame

(Image credit: Farrow and Ball)

'Restful spaces will benefit from neutrals or calming blues and greens – I love pale green in bedrooms because it’s contemplative and calming.' says color and paint expert Annie Sloan.  A light, fresh green is also perfect for small bedrooms or bedrooms that don't get natural light all day so need that extra boost of light-enhancing color.

We love how this super light green looks paired with the dark wood in this bedroom, it's the perfect contrast and gives the room a clear focal point.

5. Create a stylish green bedroom with olive walls

An olive green bedroom painted in Farrow & Ball green

(Image credit: Farrow & Ball)

Olive green seems to be the way to do green right now. It's rich, sophisticated and there are plenty of shades so if dark and dramatic, like this fabulous green bedroom, isn't for you opt for a lighter take. 

Whatever shade you choose, olive works best paired with lighter, brighter hues just to lift that slightly subdued undertone so paint your woodwork white or choose white bedroom accessories if decorating with this increasingly popular green.  

6. Pair paneling with a dramatic grey green paint

Green panelled bedroom with pendant side lamp

(Image credit: Lights and Lamps)

Oooh love a moody grey green – it's the perfect tone for more traditional rooms that need a bit of a modern edge. Used to highlight a wall paneling idea or over woodwork, it instantly gives a cooler feel to a space. 

Pair it with crisp whites to contrast the deep shade and make sure you bring in plenty of bedroom lighting too as this is a green that absorbs light and can look a tad gloomy in the wrong space.

7. Choose a vibrant teal 

Green panelled walls in a master bedroom with a metal bed, yellow and pink throws, and patterned cushions

(Image credit: Katie Lee)

A vibrant teal still brings in those calming vibes that green bedrooms are associated with but is ideal if you want a bold color. We love this room, particularly because of the contrasting shades going on. 

The softness of the pink works perfectly to tone down the contrast of the green and the yellow so the scheme is still daring but isn't too overwhelming for a bedroom either.

8. Or go slightly darker in a green bedroom

A bedroom with teal feature wall paint decor, yellow and white gingham duvet on bed, framed wall art and floating shelves

(Image credit: Kasia Fiszer © Future)

Want to add that drama of a deep green but not sure bedroom can all four walls? Add a feature wall idea of deep blue/green to create a more subtly green bedroom. By day, this shade it's light enough to bounce light around; by night, it will deepen to create an intimate feel. Better still, it's a great match for splashes of warm hues like deep yellows, oranges, and pinks.

'One thing I would always avoid is anything too saturated in a bedroom,' says paint and color expert Annie Sloan. 'My bedroom is painted in deep Aubusson Blue and at night-time, it’s the most seductive, soporific, cozy night-sky blue. In the morning as daylight fills the room you can see the green nuances to it.' 

'So I’m still getting my color kick but I’m not trying to go to sleep in a room with a bright green wall shouting at me.'

9. Create a green bedroom quickly with wallpaper

wrought iron bed in bedroom decorated with william morris wallpaper

(Image credit: Kasia Fiszer)

Add some pattern and some green hues into your space with green bedroom wallpaper. It might be a cliché but green does lend itself to nature-inspired prints – leaves, flowers, woodland motifs – and you will find so many options to suit your style from large banana leaf prints to small, more traditional patterns as you can see in this lovely bedroom.

Pick out the other colors in the paper to create your color scheme and weave them throughout the rest of the room too for a really cohesive look.

10. Make your space a restful retreat with pastels

painted green bedroom with dark green cabinet and pink lampshade

(Image credit: Farrow & Ball)

Pastel shades aren't just reserved for children's rooms. These soft, soothing colors are perfect for grown-up bedrooms too. 

'Accent colors work really in bedrooms and shades such as pinks and greens produce a really romantic aesthetic and there are many ways in which to create an interplay between the shades, however, my favorite is combining lighter ice-cream shades of these colors,' says Helen Shaw, Director of Benjamin Moore

'I love this look in a bedroom as it feels soft and subtle whilst looking fresh and optimistic. It is a great look to wake up to, especially on a sunny morning.'

The key to preventing the room from feeling too... saccharine is to bring in some darker accent colors too, as you can see in this green bedroom with the drawer unit. 

11. Add greenery to a neutral bedroom with houseplants

a white bedroom with a green throw on bed and hanging plant

(Image credit: David Woolley)

Want a super-easy green bedroom idea that you can do in minutes? Add houseplants. Houseplants count as green home decor, right? If you are renting so can't go painting your walls, or even if you want to keep your bedroom neutral and just add in green as a pop of color plants are the way to go. 

Pop them on a bedside table, hang them from shelves, or pop them in a corner to add interest, texture, and those all-important green hues. If you want to take the color theme further add more green with your throw pillows and sheets too.  

13. Muddy green teamed with white 

olive green textured wallpaper in bedroom with green textured cushion, blue textured cushion, white side table, gold wall light, black metal bed, white bedding

(Image credit: Sho & Co)

Deep dark tones of green that are almost ‘dirty’ in tone are great for creating a cozy feel. Combine them with textured bed pillows that have a lighter shade and blues like indigo, and add balance with a white side table. Fresh flowers and plants will help to add further greens to the mix.

14. Use wallpaper as artwork 

green and blue bedroom with green and blue retro wallpaper above bed, green and blue check blanket, blue cushions and chair, white wall lights

(Image credit: Little Greene)

This clever idea creates a focal point above the bed using a green and blue retro print design. The colors are then carried on through to the bedding, the blue tones perfectly with the green and they’re a good pairing to consider if you don’t want an all-green scheme.

15. Two tone for extra design points

two tone green bedroom with black iron bed, black chest of drawers, painted paneling, artwork on shelf, white bedding, chair, brass desk lamp

(Image credit: Neptune)

Using two colors together is more of a challenge but one that looks great if you get the proportions right. Always have the darker shade on the bottom as it grounds the scheme and the lighter color on top – this is also a good trick for making a ceiling feel higher.

Black works well as an accent color but using it sparingly so it stays secondary rather than stands out too much.

16. Create a feature by painting your shiplap

green and white bedroom, green painted shiplap, white walls, green throw on bed, artwork, wall lights

(Image credit: Interior Fox)

A tongue and groove or DIY shiplap wall is such a versatile design feature and it can be painted to give a room a quick update. Make sure you add a similar shade to your bed so the color isn’t just kept on the walls – bring it into the room too. This throw is a great example of how to make it work. 

A great design tip is to paint your radiator the same color too, it will blend in and not become an eye-sore.

17. Layer your greens

green bedroom with green retro wallpaper, green cushions and throws, small painting on wall

(Image credit: MissPrint)

Can’t decide which green to go for? Then opt for many – yes really, you can mix 4-5 shades together very successfully as shown here in this cozy-looking bedroom featuring MissPrint’s Skylarkwallpaper. Rebecca Drury, co-founder of MissPrint explains:

‘From the dark and deep Hunters Green to the calm and relaxing tones of Soft Sage Green, there should be a shade of green for every interior space. Nature-inspired prints, featuring foliage and plants are also key to this trend. It is all about bringing the outside in, with the intention of helping us focus on wellbeing, mindfulness, and feeling calmer.’

18. Be inventive and use vintage fabric as panels 

green and white bedroom with green chinoiserie panels each side above the bed, French style rattan bed, white bedding, vintage cushion, white side tables and white and glass tables lamps

(Image credit: Caroline Brackett Design/Emily Bolt)

A beautiful fabric design encased in a panel can be the starting point of your whole green bedroom scheme, as Caroline Brackett, principal designer and owner of Caroline Brackett Design explains:

‘Don’t stress about everything matching, there are many elements of this room that don’t technically match, but they work together in a harmonious way to make the space more interesting. We pulled colors out of the Chinoiserie panels to come up with the color scheme. Look in unexpected places for color palette inspiration.’

19. A rich shade of green adds warmth 

green and white bedroom with white painted bed, white wall, black metal side table, glass based table lamp, cream rug, gallery wall

(Image credit: Neptune)

This lovely color has a little bit of yellow in it hence the warm glow it emits. It’s always worth delving into the shades you want to try as some will make your bedroom feel cool, others warm. This shade is ideal for a low ceilinged space that’s North facing. The white adds contrast and keeps the look balanced, team with earthy shades of ochre and oatmeal for a cozy feel. 

20. Prefer only a hint of green? 

green and white bedroom with olive green bed, shelving, dressing tables, black floor, black wall lights, retro pendant light, footstool, artwork

(Image credit: Interior Fox/Veronica Rodriguez)

It might be that the thought of an all green scheme sends a shiver down your spine – that’s okay, you can go for the minimalist accent feature instead. An olive green bed in a white room will create an instant focal point that will be eye-catching without being overbearing. 

Black accents add an extra dimension – and the white walls act as a blank canvas so you can add as much green as you like. 

21. Paint one wall and make it moody 

green and cream bedroom with green wall, rattan and black wood side table, white table lamp, carpet, oatmeal headboard, white and gray bedding

(Image credit: Living with Lolo/Life Created)

A dark color will anchor a scheme especially if the rest of the walls are white or cream. It can be the basis of the bedroom’s look and you can use it as your starting point. Add in earthy textures like an upholstered headboard and rattan side table and look for patterned rugs, blankets and bed pillows. 

22. Or choose a ditsy allover print

green bedroom with green ditsy wallpaper, white iron bed, green patterned bedspread, white artwork, white wall light

(Image credit: Dado)

Not for the faint-hearted, but fabulous nonetheless, this small-scale green wallpaper design is for those who adore pattern. 

To make this work you need balance – a white framed bed and bedding, white wall light and artwork all do this. Then, pick up the green shade with a woven blanket, this will tie the look together, and choose a design that has a larger scale pattern than the wallpaper. 

23. Muted greens with a hint of the tropics

bedroom with green accents, tropical cushions and artwork rustic door, green linear headboard, gray and stone bedding

(Image credit: J Elliott Style/Ashley Blencoe)

There’s something beautiful about muted tones of color, and this tropical-inspired green bedroom shows you how to do it perfectly. 

The starting point is oatmeal and white – a blank canvas as you will that you can change up easily with cushions and artwork. Muted tones are easy to live with too and if you want to pep it up a little go for a bright teal.

24. Use green in one area only

white bedroom with green graphic wallpaper, leather stool, sliding black door to ensuite, white bedding, copper side table lamp

(Image credit: Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop/Chad Mellon)

'We love to pair green with neutrals like brown and grey for an earthy look. It can also contrast nicely with white for a bright, clean style,' says Lindye Galloway, founder and chief creative officer of Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop.

This green gray wallpaper has a graphic design that you may not consider normally, but here, in this fresh white bedroom idea it works a treat. 

Do green and gray go together in a bedroom?

Green and gray do go together for a bedroom scheme but it is important to pay attention to the base color of the gray you choose.  

Find a gray that has a slight green/khaki undertone such as Mist from our Smoke palette or balance the green with a warm natural shade such as Driftwood.  Avoid bright, insistent greens as they can be too energetic for a calming space. Gray is excellent for grounding your color scheme and will help to neutralize whatever green you place alongside it,’ says Simon Temprell, interior design manager at Neptune

‘Green and gray can look wonderful together in a bedroom. Both colors are easy on the eyes and emit a feeling of calm,’ adds Lindye Galloway, founder and chief creative officer of Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop. 

‘Green is a versatile color that can be paired with so many colors. If you’re hoping for the green color to take center stage in your scheme, then pair it with a neutral color such as gray. Make sure to look for a gray with warm undertones to complement the green and give an inviting feeling to the room. To avoid a  two-toned look it’s important to layer the colors and textures by introducing soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, and rugs in complementary shades for a scheme that feels refined and stylish,’  say Jen and Mar, founders of Interior Fox

What colors go with sage green bedding?

Simon Temprell, interior design manager at Neptune advises:

‘Sage green has a lot of gray in it and therefore it is a very adaptable shade to use in a bedroom. You can warm up sage green with dusty pink, soft apricot, or even a powdery blue. Keep your complimentary colors soft and subtle so that they sit comfortably with the subdued sage hue.’

Is green a good color for bedrooms?

Yes, green is the ideal color for a bedroom. If you want to create a calming, serene sleep space then green is the way to go. Plus, it's so versatile with so many different shades that will suit different styles and create different moods. 

You can go super subtle and extra serene with a pale sage or very modern and vampy (but still relaxing) with a very deep shade. And it's a shade that works with loads of other colors too.

12. Create a cocooning atmosphere with khaki

Khaki / Olive bedroom with wall paneling by DULUX

(Image credit: DULUX)

They say green is a color that does you some good. Eat your vegetables and you'll grow up big and strong. While that's somewhat true, we're more in favor of putting a green olive in our martinis, mint in our Mojitos, and lots of lime in our margaritas.

But if you want a cozy bedroom idea to rest your head (especially after those aforementioned drinks), then a khaki bedroom idea for women can provide a calm environment to rest.

Though a green bedroom idea is a neutral scheme that would suit bedrooms for couples, the accent of dusky pink adds a delicate touch of femininity.

What colors go with a green bedroom?

'Green and blue is a winning combination in a bedroom, and one we as interior designers use as our neutral base.' says Jen & Marr, founders of Interior Fox. 'They are closely connected on the color wheel, so it's easy to introduce the two tones to create the illusion of more color without overpowering a space.'

'Fresh, earthy, and completely versatile, you can't go wrong with green and blue. The trick is to tone up or down depending on the desired outcome. For a calming effect opt for lighter colors offset by natural finishes, or for a more sumptuous scheme choose much darker shades. We find that darker hues add more shadows and different tones when the light hits and make the perfect backdrop for brass accents.' 

And if green and blue are too cool-toned for you, pair green with warmer hues like pinks, yellows, and oranges. Yes, they are contrasting colors but if you want less of a bold look just pick toned-down shades and more muted hues. 

Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.