Green rugs can be extraordinarily beautiful, but depending on their exact tone and pattern, they can appear to be a bit of a challenge to decorate around. The great thing about green is that it comes in many different hues, and it can function as a neutral or as the main source of color in a room.
Think about your design style as well as goals for the space. It would help to have the following checklist in mind:
Are you trying to create a romantic bedroom retreat? Think of the things that remind you of dreamy getaways. What were the elements that made you feel happy and relaxed?
Is your goal to create a spirited lively space perfect for kids? You may be interested in green rugs in bright green hues like chartreuse or kelly green. These colors would be ideal for a nursery as well, or you could choose a more soothing green like a jade or a moss. Are you planning on creating a vintage bohemian style nursery, or are your plans for your kids all contemporary all the time?
Maybe you’re trying to design the perfect dressing room? A faded green, floral Oushak rug would be the perfect accompaniment to a masculine dressing room filled with glass-front cabinets made out of ebony stained mahogany.
Check out designers whose aesthetic you admire when looking for inspiration. If bright, vivid colors are your bag, keep designers like Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Kelly Wearstler on your mental speed dial. Layers upon layers of texture, color and lighting turn much of their work into chromatic masterpieces. If you want to experiment with green rugs but your tastes generally run more towards the neutral and the restrained, you may benefit from the talents of experts like interior designer Darryl Carter. His neutral cool spaces are exercises in minimalism, but they’re never boring. A moss-colored rug could add the right touch to a space filled with classic modern furnishings.
Tory’s Green Rug Glory
A lime green rug paired with fuchsia stools and gold tables add sparkle to the glittering interior of the Tori Burch store in Troy, Michigan. Compare the color palette of the store with how fuchsia flowers are paired with a less yellow shade of green in the image below. Image courtesy materialgirlsblog.
Nature is the best teacher. Double fuchsias flowers with green leaves teach us which shades of green work best with fuchsia and purple. Image courtesy Wikipedia
Purple stools, purple and white geometric rug and orange walls look great with the lime green rug in this view of the Tory Burch store in Troy, Michigan. Image courtesy materialgirlsblog.
A green rug is paired with fuchsia stools,, purple and white geometric rug and orange walls in Tory Burch’s Las Vegas store. Image courtesy materialgirlsblog.
Tory Burch devotees know that her stores are some of the most beautifully designed retail spaces around. Have you ever wondered what it would feel like hanging out inside of a gorgeous jewelry box? It would feel like being in a Tory Burch store. The design mastermind behind all of the Tory Burch stores (as well as her own home) is Daniel Romualdez. The architect/interior designer believes in creating backgrounds and interiors that can make even a plain, white t-shirt look like a Jacques Lipchitz sculpture.
The lime green rug in this store is a great example of the way that green rugs can become stars. Instead of choosing muted colors to balance out the look, Romualdez dialed up the energy with fuchsia stools and black lacquered walls. The look is instant glamour, and it can work anywhere, including spaces like playrooms and dressing rooms.
Rockin’ Moroccan Green Rugs
Timur Needlepoint Rug is based on a Moroccan tile pattern that has color been color shaded in the Ikat style. Asmara Copyrighted Rug.
If chartreuse is a bit too much for you, but you still like the idea of green rugs with energy, rugs with patterns like this stunning needlepoint rug could do the trick. Imagine it placed in a serene setting with white tailored furniture and soft white walls. Reclaimed wood furnishings and exquisite lighting made out of copper or crystals would cast a restful, resplendent glow.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes when choosing green rugs; you can always change them. “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes, and design is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams.
Here are some colorful design schemes showing which colors go well with different types of green rugs:
A design scheme for chic living room based on the Under Sea Mosaic Needlepoint rug. This green rug contains many shades of green and accents of blue, red and yellow. Neutral furniture is paired with red, yellow and blue pillows which pick up the accent colors in the green rug. Learn more about this design scheme and sources for the furniture. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Blue greens, yellow greens and yellows in the Bamboo Needlepoint Rug ground the fuchsia sofa and purple chair. Learn more about this design scheme and sources for the furniture .Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
The 17th century Italian damask pattern of the Como G Savonnerie Oriental rug is colored with hundreds of subtle shades so it works as a neutral canvas. You can easily update the decor in the future by merely re-painting the walls and changing the fabrics to focus on different shades of green and different styles using the same green damask rug. Learn more about this design scheme and sources for the furniture. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
The Flowing Coral CG Needlepoint Rug beautifully ties together the modern and traditional elements in this dining room. The coral trellis pattern of the needlepoint rug is in a perfect marriage with the sculptural base of the dining table while the grainy texture of the needlepoint rug creates a contrast with the smooth glass table top. Learn more about this design scheme and sources for the furniture. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
A design scheme for a chic and relaxing bedroom based on the Medici Savonnerie Oriental Rug. This green rug contains hundreds of shades of green from yellow-green to blue green on a cream background. This design scheme guides you in selecting fabrics, furniture and accessories that create a relaxing retreat and keeps you from making the mistake of using too many bright colors that can give a room an Easter egg look. The pink chair and wood tones add pop. Learn more about this design scheme and sources for the furniture. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.