Room recipe: Green oasis

Shades of lush green and smart use of textured finishes lend a relaxed chic to this master bedroom
Brigid Arnott

This bedroom is so fresh we can almost imagine a warm breeze gently rustling the printed palm fronds on the soft furnishings.

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Natural colours and textures (Credit: Brigid Arnott)

“The crisp greens with a neutral palette makes for an invigorating place to wake up.”


Woven light fittings, try similar ‘Bell Basket’ ceiling pendant at Freedom

Natural textured rug, ‘Madras’ jute rug, Freedom

Plantation shutters, Alycore Plus PVC shutters, Vista

Vintage wallpaper, try similar Morris & Co ‘Lily Leaf’, Annandale Wallpapers

Upholstered bedhead, by owner, design your own with Heatherly Designs

Brightly coloured bed throw, by owner, try Seljak colour recycled blanket, Koskela


1. Begin with a subtly textured wallpaper to anchor the scheme without overpowering the room

2. Introduce quality fabrics in bedlinens, cushions and upholstery

3. Stick to similar tones in natural finishes. The woven light fitting, dark jute rug an textured timber bedside table all echo the dark tone of the bedhead timber.

4. Introduce trend-led items in soft furnishings and accent pieces. This bamboo bench was a lucky Ebay find and brings a nice counterpoint to other, heavier timbers in the room.

5. Add a splash of colour that can be changed with the seasons. The option of decorating with warm browns or dusty blues in cushions and throws will keep both your fabrics and your outlook fresh year round.

“I feel relaxed as soon as I walk into the room,” Cathy, homeowner.

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