The word "green" comes from the Middle English word "grene," meaning grass and to grow. It's only fitting, then, that the vibrant hue evokes harmony, new beginnings, and nature. Green, in all its many splendid shades, is a no-fail color choice that works in a range of design styles from contemporary to traditional.
Honestly, we can't think of an instance where green wouldn't shine, but we find it works particularly well for kids' bedroom ideas, because although it has a calming quality, it also infuses a youthful energy. And it doesn't hurt that it's gender-neutral, making the hue a no-brainer for bedrooms shared by boys and girls. Looking for inspiration on how to make green work for you? Check out these seven bedrooms.
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1. Choose an abstract wallpaper.
Outfit any room — kid or adult — with a hanging chair, and get instant bonus points. This playful bed chamber by Chango & Co. pairs classic elements like a campaign dresser, simple bunk bed, and Roman shades with an unexpected green wallpaper print and kitschy artwork for one-of-kind results.
Get the look: Serena & Lily Hanging Rattan Chair, $498
2. Go modern with a monochromatic look.
The tone-on-tone trend adds dimension and infuses spaces with a modern sensibility. Ursula of Room to Bloom applied a rich hunter green to almost everything in this little boy's refuge, painting everything from the bed frame to the shelving to the wall the same color for a seamless effect. Minimizing accessories and furniture keeps things visually uncluttered and leaves ample space for play.
Get the look: Farrow & Ball Breakfast Room Green
3. Combine blue with green.
Take design cues from Cortney Bishop Design and pair green with blue for the ultimate soothing bedroom idea. Richly patterned textiles and a wallpapered ceiling add a cheerful vibe to the serene space, while a natural hand-turned bed brings timeless appeal.
4. Infuse bohemian charm.
We just can't quit a good bohemian bedroom, and there's plenty of boho goodness in this perfectly appointed sanctuary by Rave Interior Design. A pink and green wallpaper featuring a cactus print is an updated take on a classic color combo, while a natural woven rug, an assortment of pillows, and a fur chair cushion add plenty of warmth and texture.
5. Opt for eye-catching bed frames.
Make the beds a focal point in the room by painting them a vivid kelly green. Pip and Pencil doubles down on space-saving furniture ideas with a bunk and built-in desk for two, making this the ideal shared-bedroom. White walls, accessories, and a pair of desk chairs tone down the bright, eye-catching hue.
Get the look: Modernica Case Study Furniture Side Shell Dowel, $395
6. Did someone say fort?
Create the ultimate indoor camping experience by draping a canopy over twin beds, à la Emily Henderson, and make your kids' dreams come true. Green comforters (and mini Evergreen trees) enhance the indoor/outdoor vibe, while sheepskin throws and wall-to-wall carpeting add extra softness.
Get the look: IKEA Rens Sheepskin, $29.99
7. Layer patterns on top of patterns.
Anchor a green kid's bedroom idea with patterns. Kaila of These Blonde Walls creates visual interest by layering patterns and textures using bedding and a plush area rug. She completes the look with wooden furniture for a refined yet approachable bedroom fit for her little boy.
Get the look: Valspar Backwoods