"There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were."
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all of our readers! Did you know that the first color associated with Saint Patrick was blue? Over the years, the color green grew to be the favorite color for this holiday. In the United States, Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish and Irish American cultures. We have been celebrating the unofficial holiday since the late eighteenth century! Get in the holiday spirit and decorate your home with the color green.
Green signifies growth. It is universally associated with nature and can be a very popular color when decorating. However, you must be careful not to overdo it! There are more shades of green than any other color. It is also the second most favorite color in the world. Greens range from yellow-green to aqua or turquoise. When decorating, you must be sure that you mix in your colors with neutral tones to properly harmonize the room. Too much color can sometimes be overwhelming. However, not enough color can be boring. You want to make sure your room design is somewhere in the middle.
Let’s take a look at 5 ways you can decorate your home with green, without going leprechaun crazy!
1. Use green in your bedroom. Is green your favorite color? Use it to decorate in your bedroom. Your bedroom is your sanctuary, after all. This green upholstered bed is just the right green to decorate with. Is it too much for you? Limit the green by choosing a white bedspread with different colored pillows. Upholstered bed frames are becoming more and more popular because of their functionality. Do you like to sit up in bed and read? Does your husband like to sit up and watch television before he falls asleep? Forget leaning back on your uncomfortable wood or metal frame. An upholstered bed is comfortable to lean back on while sitting up in bed.
2. Use green throughout your home with accent chairs. We are big advocates of accent chairs. They give a little mix to your boring living room and provide extra seating in your home. If your room is currently neutral and boring, give it a little color just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day by adding one or two green colored accent chairs. If you don't want to go with all green, pick a pattern that has a variety of colors instead. Click here to learn more about decorating with accent chairs!
3. Use green for an accent drawer. Do you have a wide hallway and want to furnish it so that it doesn't look so plain? Accent chests are the perfect piece of furniture to provide storage and shelf space. The accent chest decorations are more elaborate than simple drawers and they are very functional. You can display pictures, vases and other accents on them while using the drawer for storage.
4. Use green for accent pieces. Green accent pieces can range from lamps to pillows to vases. Accent pieces come in all sizes, shapes, colors, shades and patterns. They bring excitement and flair to a boring room. If your room is already busy with accent pieces, adding one that is a neutral color can even out the room.
5. Use green in your living room. Besides your bedroom and bathroom, your living room is probably the most widely used room in the house. Your kids are always playing with their friends in there. Your husband is always watching the game in there. You are always reading the latest best seller in there. Sure, you can argue that the kitchen is also widely used, but maybe you get take-out a lot and eat in your living room in front of the television instead! Using green as the base color for your upholstered sofa is an exciting choice. You can be daring and go with a brighter color green or you can play it safe by choosing a more earthy green tone. You can match the pillows to the color of the frame or go with a totally different color instead.
Schedule an appointment with a design consultant to learn more about how to incorporate any color into your home design.
How do you use green in your home décor? Do you decorate your home for Saint Patrick’s Day?