Incorporating “Greenery” in Your Decor

Published March 08, 2017

imagesYou have probably seen Pantone’s colour of the year surfacing in many different areas of home decor.

The shade “greenery” is everywhere, including towels, sheets, toss cushions, sofas and other household items.

It is said to symbolize new beginnings and represent nature’s neutral side. Greenery was chosen to express the current mood and attitude of our global culture. Bring this colour into your home this year with easy, inexpensive changes to your home’s decor.

If you are planning a dinner party in the near future then consider green for your table theme. Nature provides us with green everywhere we turn, which makes this colour easy to co-ordinate inside our homes. Brown, beige and cream all work wonderfully together when setting your table. I love to use brown or cream as the base on my table then layer green on top.

Different shades of green go beautifully together. Use outside leaves along your table and combine them with pine cones or moss.

Flower arrangements are a snap when you are working with solid green. Simply use your small, clear vases and fill them with outside greens. Group them together in one vase and place them randomly down your table.

Napkin holders can be anything from small twigs wrapped in twine to a single leaf on a folded, cloth napkin. A simple sprig of fresh rosemary tied to a cream napkin with garden twine is elegant and beautifully organic.

Fill a long, narrow box with assorted greens from your garden.

Add small cream flowers for a pop of contrast. And don’t forget about fruit. Green apples and limes are fantastic table decorations. A single lime placed on a cream or lime-green, folded napkin is simple and chic. Or try two to three large, clear vases filled with green apples in the middle of your table.

If you prefer a more modern look, place green apples along a piece of driftwood. Carve the tops out of five or six more apples and place miniature tea lights directly inside the apple.

Scatter them along the sides of the driftwood. The result is very dramatic.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home décor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign.