20 Green Living Rooms to Inspire Adventurous Design

When it comes time to choose a paint color for your living room walls, why not think adventurous and go for a shade of green? With the popularity of palm and banana leaf art and plants as decor, it is extremely clear that this hue is having a significant moment. Whether you favor a definitive emerald or a capricious lime, you can’t go awry when exploring a green living room inspiration.

If you’re open to green living room furnishings, that’s another possibility, too, especially if you’re attracted to the trend of bringing outdoor colors in. Nothing says outdoorsy and adventure quite like green. Take a look at the pleasant rooms below to amass inspiration and find out if green is the color you’re after.

Create a natural, serene vibe in your living room by pairing muted greens with warm wooden elements. In this large living room, the wooden tones bring out the warmer side of this quite cool green  – the perfect combo if you are decorating a north-facing room.

Welcoming beige and green cottage living room features green framed windows covered in green chintz curtains and framed by a wall clad in faux bois wallpaper. Green chintz sectionals are placed facing each other on a woven rug, while a white rope coffee table sits between one sectional and two barrel back cane chairs with green chintz cushions.
Photo Credit: Digs Design Company -Welcoming beige and green cottage living room features green framed windows covered in green chintz curtains and framed by a wall clad in faux bois wallpaper. Green chintz sectionals are placed facing each other on a woven rug, while a white rope coffee table sits between one sectional and two barrel back cane chairs with green chintz cushions.
A tan sectional accented with tan and green pillows sits on a green and white diamond pattern rug.
Photo Credit: Cortney Bishop – A tan sectional accented with tan and green pillows sits on a green and white diamond pattern rug.

Grey works with many different tones of green — look out for shades that have a more cool grey undertone, but for a simple, contemporary scheme, pair a deep olive green with a soft mid-grey. Bring in some dark wooden tones for a slightly retro, Mid-century modern vibe.

Spacious gray and green living room features a gray sofa accents with green pillows, green leather swivel chairs and gray built in shelves.
Photo Credit: LC Interiors -Spacious gray and green living room features a gray sofa accents with green pillows, green leather swivel chairs and gray built in shelves.
Welcoming living room boasts mint green walls framing windows located between mint green built-in shelves and over a mint green velvet sofa. The sofa sits on a tan bound sisal rug at a citron green leather triangle ottoman and is complemented with black chinoiserie chairs. Two white molded plastic kids' chairs sit at a round white kids' table. The room is illuminated by a rattan chandelier.
Photo Credit: Hallie Henley – Welcoming living room boasts mint green walls framing windows located between mint green built-in shelves and over a mint green velvet sofa. The sofa sits on a tan bound sisal rug at a citron green leather triangle ottoman and is complemented with black chinoiserie chairs. Two white molded plastic kids’ chairs sit at a round white kids’ table. The room is illuminated by a rattan chandelier.

Bring pattern as well as color into your living room. Wallpaper is a surefire way to do both. You’ll find prints to suit all styles, from soft, impulsive floral prints to bold tropical-inspired murals; check out the retro feel of this geometric wallpaper. There’s a vintage vibe there, but it’s kept very modern and fresh feeling paired with the crisp white walls and quirky matching furniture.

Bold blue and green print wallpaper complement a green and blue sofa accented with ivory and green pillows and matched with two ivory ottomans and a cream wingback chair. An abstract art piece hangs above the sofa between green sconces.
Photo Credit: McCann Design Group – Bold blue and green print wallpaper complement a green and blue sofa accented with ivory and green pillows and matched with two ivory ottomans and a cream wingback chair. An abstract art piece hangs above the sofa between green sconces.
Beneath a ceiling accented with rustic wood beams, a green velvet sofa topped with blue and green pillows placed on a beige and green rug facing a blue concentric ottoman. Botanical print curtains cover French doors and windows located behind a tan sofa.
Photo Credit: Sarah Hillery – Beneath a ceiling accented with rustic wood beams, a green velvet sofa topped with blue and green pillows placed on a beige and green rug facing a blue concentric ottoman. Botanical print curtains cover French doors and windows located behind a tan sofa.

So we have focused on many green living room ideas that involve walls, but you can add green to your furniture too. Go for everyone’s favorite, a velvet deep green sofa or add a retro accent chair; even a large house plant can add the perfect amount of greenery to your living room color scheme.

Eclectic living room features an emerald green tufted French sectional on sage green wall trim lit by scones with purple shades and dual hexagon accent tables.
Photo Credit: Angie Hranowsky – Eclectic living room features an emerald green tufted French sectional on sage green wall trim lit by scones with purple shades and dual hexagon accent tables.
Modern avocado green living room features a brown wooden coffee table in front of a green u-shaped sectional with brown trellis pillows against a green wall.
Photo Credit: Amanda Design Studio – Modern avocado green living room features a brown wooden coffee table in front of a green u-shaped sectional with brown trellis pillows against a green wall.
Charming beige and green living room is furnished with a beige tufted sofa topped with green pillows and placed on a black star pattern rug beneath a window. The sofa faces a green gingham ottoman seating two green accent chairs.
Photo Credit: Grace Hill Design – Charming beige and green living room is furnished with a beige tufted sofa topped with green pillows and placed on a black star pattern rug beneath a window. The sofa faces a green gingham ottoman seating two green accent chairs.
This gorgeous green formal living space features A green fireplace mantel framing a marble surround and fixed against a wall clad in green vertical stripe wallpaper. A gold French mirror hangs above the fireplace and between oil rubbed bronze 2-light sconces. A brass directoire accent table is flanked by green wingback chairs.
Photo Credit: Andrew Howard – This gorgeous green formal living space features A green fireplace mantel framing a marble surround and fixed against a wall clad in green vertical stripe wallpaper. A gold French mirror hangs above the fireplace and between oil rubbed bronze 2-light sconces. A brass directoire accent table is flanked by green wingback chairs.
Brown and green living room features a green tufted ottoman coffee table placed on a gren rug between facing brown velvet sofas accented with green, brown, and blue pillows. Green leather club chairs sit side-by-side topped with green plaid pillows.
Photo Credit: Mallory Mathison – Brown and green living room features a green tufted ottoman coffee table placed on a gren rug between facing brown velvet sofas accented with green, brown, and blue pillows. Green leather club chairs sit side-by-side topped with green plaid pillows.
Green shaker lacquered living room cabinets adorned with brass knobs and fitted beneath inset blond wood floating shelves mounted against a mirrored backsplash and beside a green art deco fireplace. Staggered blond wood tables sit on a rug in front of a white sectional.
Photo Credit: Black Lacquer Design – Green shaker lacquered living room cabinets adorned with brass knobs and fitted beneath inset blond wood floating shelves mounted against a mirrored backsplash and beside a green art deco fireplace. Staggered blond wood tables sit on a rug in front of a white sectional.
Living room features a white beveled marble fireplace on emerald green tiles, a white chaise lounge and a brass and glass accent table.
Photo Credit: Alder and Tweed – Living room features a white beveled marble fireplace on emerald green tiles, a white chaise lounge and a brass and glass accent table.
A white waterfall console table sits over woven x-stools and is topped with silver leaf lamps lighting malachite wallpaper.
Photo Credit: Blakely Interior Design – A white waterfall console table sits over woven x-stools and is topped with silver leaf lamps lighting malachite wallpaper.

Going all over with one shade – woodwork, windows, cabinetry, the lot – works wonders in a small living room, plus looks very sophisticated and refined. Sticking to just one shade reduces the visual clutter on the walls, meaning you can bring in more decor, colors, and patterns with your furniture. Despite the busy mix of prints, the room feels relaxing and inviting, not overwhelming.

Stylish green and blue family room boasts stunning glossy green walls holding an art piece between windows covered in green roman shades and over a blue u-shaped sectional topped with blue pillows. The sectional sits on a blue ikat rug facing marble and brass hexagon accent tables.
Photo Credit: Tharon Anderson – Stylish green and blue family room boasts stunning glossy green walls holding an art piece between windows covered in green roman shades and over a blue u-shaped sectional topped with blue pillows. The sectional sits on a blue ikat rug facing marble and brass hexagon accent tables.
Lit by Dauphine Sconces, a wicker mirror hangs from a wall covered in green chinoiserie wallpaper over a white fireplace mantel framing blue surround tiles. The fireplace is flanked by windows covered in white shutters. White art deco swivel chairs sit on a geometric painted floor on either side of a glass and brass coffee table.
Photo Credit: McCann Design Group -Lit by Dauphine Sconces, a wicker mirror hangs from a wall covered in green chinoiserie wallpaper over a white fireplace mantel framing blue surround tiles. The fireplace is flanked by windows covered in white shutters. White art deco swivel chairs sit on a geometric painted floor on either side of a glass and brass coffee table.

Blue and green come from the same side of the color wheel, so it makes sense that these cooler tones would complement each other. Plus, these two together create the ultimate calming, relaxing space, as both are known to be soothing hues.

Contemporary green and blue living room features an oval green and blue tufted ottoman placed in front of a blue striped sofa accented with blue and green pillows. Stacked art pieces hang from a green wall over a white Parsons side table illuminated by a cobalt blue lamp, as a fiddle leaf fig plant sits next to a green velvet roll arm chair.
Photo Credit: Amanda Reynal Interiors – Contemporary green and blue living room features an oval green and blue tufted ottoman placed in front of a blue striped sofa accented with blue and green pillows. Stacked art pieces hang from a green wall over a white Parsons side table illuminated by a cobalt blue lamp, as a fiddle leaf fig plant sits next to a green velvet roll arm chair.
Gorgeous green and brown living room boasts windows accented with green moldings and framed by green tongue and groove walls. A white elephant sits beside a brown leather club chair lit by a Metal Banded Table Lamp placed on an end table positioned next to a green velvet skirted sofa topped with powder blue pillow. The sofa faces a gold upholstered animal print bench complemented with a round gold tray.
Photo Credit: Anna Matthews Interiors – Gorgeous green and brown living room boasts windows accented with green moldings and framed by green tongue and groove walls. A white elephant sits beside a brown leather club chair lit by a Metal Banded Table Lamp placed on an end table positioned next to a green velvet skirted sofa topped with powder blue pillow. The sofa faces a gold upholstered animal print bench complemented with a round gold tray.
A gold chandelier hangs from a coffered ceiling over two greek ikat chairs placed on a sisal rug angled towards green triangle accent tables paired with a green velvet tufted settee. The settee is topped with a greek ikat lumbar pillows and located beneath a blue and green abstract art piece hung from a black painted wall. An adjacent wall holds a white mirror between decorative marble plates.
Photo Credit: Hallie Henley Design – A gold chandelier hangs from a coffered ceiling over two greek ikat chairs placed on a sisal rug angled towards green triangle accent tables paired with a green velvet tufted settee. The settee is topped with a greek ikat lumbar pillows and located beneath a blue and green abstract art piece hung from a black painted wall. An adjacent wall holds a white mirror between decorative marble plates.

Olive green is a straightforward shade to work within a living room, it works with both natural and artificial light so you don’t have to worry about your room’s aspect. It’s an exquisite shade, too, and potentially the most accessible green to live with.

However, olive can look a bit drab if paired with the wrong colors. It often needs the contrast of a clean white on the ceilings and woodwork to make it feel fresher and brighter.

A brown and green living room brings a traditional design while feeling fresh and updated. Here, a living room is furnished with a brown roll arm sofa with green pillows facing a black coffee table and round green chevron tufted ottoman. An outdoor lake wall art decorates beige print wallpaper walls above the sofa complementing a palm leaf print accent chair and green decor. Black frame glass doors feature a stunning view into an outdoor patio uniting the outdoors with indoor charm.
Photo Credit: Ashley Whittaker Design – A brown and green living room brings a traditional design while feeling fresh and updated. Here, a living room is furnished with a brown roll arm sofa with green pillows facing a black coffee table and round green chevron tufted ottoman. An outdoor lake wall art decorates beige print wallpaper walls above the sofa complementing a palm leaf print accent chair and green decor. Black frame glass doors feature a stunning view into an outdoor patio uniting the outdoors with indoor charm.

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