Title image: Charles Davies

Use garden shades of primrose and buttercup, sage and clover to transform your living spaces

Take a natural colour palette and use it to bring brightness and cheer to every corner of your home.

Try out these refreshingly simple ideas for living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and more using yellow and green

Fill a living room with garden shades

a living room decorated in green and yellow with grey walls

Image: Charles Davies 

Mix primrose yellows, leaf greens and toning greys for a relaxing living room inspired by English gardens.

Strip back flooring to keep the look light, but add rugs in cheery yellow for warmth. Choose furniture with plain upholstery and let a collection of cushions draw the eye and add the interest.

Bring in cut flowers and glassware

glassware with cut flowers and greenery in a living room

Image: Charles Davies

Enhance the garden theme with miniature bottles and vases filled with your favourite flowers. Keep to yellows and whites to enhance your living room scheme.

Place around the room on low tables or along a mantelshelf where they will have the most impact.

Set out a display

a plant terrarium decorating idea in a green and yellow living room

Image: Charles Davies

Look for bell jars, terrariums, bud vases and decorative pots and create a living display of bulbs, cut flowers, plants and moss. Arrange them on a coffee table or sideboard.

Then complement the real thing with framed botanical prints in leafy greens and citron yellows.

Try out a coastal themed living room

a yellow coastal theme living room with yellow sofa and nautical artwork

Image: Holly Jolliffe

Use cladding-effect wallpaper to create a beach-hut backdrop for a bright and breezy living room.

Bring in a yellow sofa, grey striped armchair and simple wooden storage. Unify the scheme with fresh beach-inspired prints and coastal-themed accessories and prints for a scheme everyone will love.

Curate a collection

display area in a nautical coastal theme in a living room

Image: Holly Jolliffe

Combine decorative accessories that are different enough to add interest but are united by a single theme.

Here china and glassware in blues, greens, whites and yellows create a coherent display amongst the bleached wood tones.

Choose glorious green botanicals for a dining room

nature inspired spring green painted dining room

Image: David Brittain

Use curtains to create a decorative backdrop in your dining room. Look for a fabric with a verdant green botanical print featuring leaves, fronds or flowers.

Search out unusual vases, planters and pots so that each piece is unique.

Create tabletop displays

nature inspired spring green dining room display with butterfly print and greenery

Image: David Brittain

Bring together flora and fauna prints, fresh flower and leaf cuttings, candles and the prettiest of china and glass vases to create a miniature tableau in your dining room.

This pretty table has been stencilled with a rose motif, while the vivid green backdrop foregrounds the display.

Go for a botanical wallpaper

botanical wallpaper in a nature inspired spring green dining room

Image: David Brittain

A dining room is the perfect place for patterned walls. Look for a botanical print that can provide an anchor for your scheme and choose furniture, accessories and prints with it in mind.

Be bold and let your imagination go wild!

Celebrate with green

botanical green nature inspired plates and table setting

Image: Penny Wincer

Let your theme lead your choice of dining room tableware, too. Look for intricate details, such as the single butterfly shown here.

Combine with lace and crisp cotton table linen and don’t forget the cut flowers to bring the look together.

Bring cheer to a bedroom with sunny yellow

yellow themed bedroom with grey patterned wallpaper and yellow soft furnishings

Image: Andrew Boyd

Liven up a neutral-toned bedroom by introducing a touch of yellow. Swap in a yellow pendant lampshade, duvet cover and throw to transform the space in an instant.

Accessorising with an accent colour will allow you to change the look of a bedroom easily without having to redecorate.

Add pattern and colour with cushions

printed tropical cushions on a wooden bench in a bedroom

Image: Andrew Boyd

In a plain bedroom look for cushions that complement each other and your bedroom. Go for designs with a matching yellow ground and contrasting designs that add instant cheer.

These fox and toucan designs bring a real sense of fun to a bedroom.

Cheer up a white kitchen with fresh flowers

yellow decor in a modern white and grey kitchen

Image: David Giles 

Green foliage and yellow flowers, such as chrysanthemums or gerberas, can really bring a touch of life to a kitchen.

Add a well stocked vase to a breakfast bar or windowsill for instant cheer over the morning cereal.

Let the light in

add extra light to your home with a conservatory renovation

Image: David Giles

Make the most of garden views in a conservatory kitchen and let the greens of lawns, trees and shrubs become part of your decorating scheme.

Keep windows undressed to make the most of the light and reference those views with vases of cut flowers that bring greenery directly into your kitchen space.

Introduce yellow furniture in a hallway

a yellow sideboard in a hallway of a colourful townhouse in Yorkshire

Image: Colin Poole

Add the wow factor to a hallway by choosing a single piece of zingy furniture to welcome guests at the door.  This modern citrus yellow sideboard topped with a sunflower is a showstopper of a piece.

Combine with feature lighting and a striped stair runner for a fabulously different hallway scheme.

Pick citrus shades for a child’s room

yellow and lime green children's room in a townhouse in Yorkshire

Image: Colin Poole

Combine lime greens and a touch of lemon yellow for a child’s room full of fun. In a white space, pick out a feature wall for the green treatment and add a Roman blind to match.

Choose bed linen in stripes and bring in toy storage to match.

Let a feature wall sing in the bathroom

moorish tiles over a bath in a modern bathroom of an open plan rural retreat in Sussex

Image: Graham Hobbs

Use green tiles to bring a touch of luxury to bathing and showering. In this space the Moorish-inspired tiles bring warmth to a neutral space.

Use on a single wall to create an alcove effect and fit mirrors to duplicate the effect around the room.

From the Good Homes Magazine editors.

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