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Using green in (30) unexpected ways

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Green is a color that is often underused and misunderstood when it comes to home decor. Once thought of as too 'much', too extravagant, too bold, even too crass to use within the home, green is sadly, only added in the way of foliage or house plants. 

We think it's a big missed opportunity to make your home stand out from the rest and experiment with a color that really refreshes an interior. Whether it's just to include a forest green sofa in your living room, or to go all out and apply tropical leaf wallpaper as a fun, feature wall in your bedroom, or to try your hand at planting a vertical garden, the options to have more green in your home only as limited as your imagination. If you are set on renovating your backyard, then get in a landscape architect and go for it!

Today's collection is here to inspire you and show you there are many more ways to use green in your home than you thought, so get growing!

1. Freshen up your patio with bright green chairs.

2. And add lush grasses to your planters that stay green year round.

3. Try planting above the rooftop for an intimate hanging garden below.

4. Think about how you too can integrate mother nature into architecture.

5. You can even shape plants to actually be your furniture.

6. Indulge in a forest green velvet sofa for the ultimate style statement.

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STONE MAGIC

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7. If you are growing house hold plants, add a colored background to make them really stand out.

8. A wall of bamboo lit up from the back makes a stylish bathroom feature.

9. In fact, any wall of green looks great—especially when it's fully covered and healthy like this one.

10. Tidy lawns are great, but wild and carefree gardens are even better.

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Courtyard garden

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11. The height of these planter boxes really show off the hanging vines in the best way.

12. A green foot stool with matching floral feature is a subtle addition to an elegant lounge.

13. Manicured hedges and healthy trees will impress even the toughest garden critic.

Chelsea Flower Show 2012 : The Rootop Workplace of Tomorrow by Aralia Modern Stone
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Chelsea Flower Show 2012 : The Rootop Workplace of Tomorrow

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14. Rows of high topiaries can solve any issues with nosy neighbors.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2012 : The Rootop Workplace of Tomorrow

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15. Ivy and evergreens are the perfect things to use for walls of green.

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Artificial Rustic Spring Green Wall Foliage

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16. For a romantic Tuscan feel, try covering buildings with vines.

Entrance to SER.MI.G Chapel Country style garden by Comoglio Architetti Country
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Entrance to SER.MI.G Chapel

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17. If you want to try out a dramatic new pattern in the kitchen, go for small geometric one (in green, of course).

18. Green ceramic tiling used in water features, or on the bottom of pools always look stunning.

Entrance to SER.MI.G Chapel Country style garden by Comoglio Architetti Country
Comoglio Architetti

Entrance to SER.MI.G Chapel

Comoglio Architetti

19. Why not trim your plants to match the planter boxes they are in?

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RHS Cardiff 2015

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20. To match your walls of green, try installing green tinted glass as well.

Entrance to SER.MI.G Chapel Country style garden by Comoglio Architetti Country
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Entrance to SER.MI.G Chapel

Comoglio Architetti

21. Leave gardens growing naturally and you will have your own secret, backyard wilderness.

RHS Chelsea 2012 - Artisan Garden Mediterranean style garden by Ruth Willmott Mediterranean
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RHS Chelsea 2012—Artisan Garden

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22. Planter boxes don't have to limited to the edges—plant them directly in the water feature instead.

RHS Chelsea 2012 - Artisan Garden Mediterranean style garden by Ruth Willmott Mediterranean
Ruth Willmott

RHS Chelsea 2012—Artisan Garden

Ruth Willmott

23. For a contemporary look, try plant-themed decorative wallpaper.

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WILD GREEN

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24. Use a wall of green in between other colors or textures to break the monotony.

25. A vertical garden looks best illuminated at nighttime with spotlights around the edges.

26. You can either opt for a living wall, or a painted wall—but there's no doubt, green looks best.

27. A painted fence may be a good option for the more color-cautious.

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28. The power and charm of small green details shouldn't be forgotten either.

29. Try printing your favorite green image onto a surface, like this stunning leaf patterned vinyl.

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GREENY AND JUICY

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30. Or use forest themed images in the kitchen to make your home a calm and peaceful one.

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IN THE PALM GROOVE

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What's your favorite way to use green in your home? Tell us below. 
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