Monochromatic spaces are fun to design because they allow you to layer in so much texture to create a dynamic room! For this dark green bedroom, I used shades from olive to evergreen to teal and I love how they all play together amidst the dramatic lighting of this cozy primary room.
This room was the biggest in the house, and open directly onto the dark green bathroom, which posed it’s own unique challenges to solve! Keeping everything in similar tones, with unexpected pops of reds and pinks, allowed it to feel like a warm, cohesive space.
Before & After
We did not make any structural changes to this room, instead we relied on paint to transform it! Here you can see the before.
And below, the after! While a camera picks up a lot of light in this space, it actually is somewhat dark and we decided to lean into that with this deep green shade.
And here you can see the other angle of the space. The opening you see below is what leads to this green bathroom. First, the before…
And here’s the after!
Now, let’s talk color schemes.
Choosing A Monochromatic Green Color Scheme
I’ve always wanted to create a dark green bedroom. It’s a color that is often universally appealing, which makes it a great option for couples trying to settle on a color together, like us!
In this space, we knew we were going with the Dunn Edwards color “Deep in the Jungle” we used in the bathroom since there is no door separating the two rooms.
Using the color in this darker room, as well as in the brighter bathroom, shows how versatile a shade of dark green. It looks beautiful in all lighting situations!
The next selection we made was the bed. We partnered with Joybird and got their Alvin Storage Bed in their Royal Forest velvet. This bed packs so much coziness and functionality into one piece.
Green Bed | Green Quilt | Dark Green Euro Pillows | Sage Green Euro Pillows
Faux Leather Lumbar Pillow | Burgundy Floral Pillow | Patterned Throw
The front of the bed pulls out and is a large drawer for storing additional bedding, or whatever else you may want to store. And the upholstered headboard makes it both so comfortable and very elegant.
Atop the bed is where I layered all shades of green to break up the deep tones of the wall and furniture. You can see how our favorite green hemp quilt looks here versus in our pink guest bedroom. And below it, the rug was neutral but with pops of olive to tie it all together.
Dark Green Bedroom Reading Nook
Because the room was so large, we needed to anchor the other side of it with a seating area. We decided to create a reading nook with book shelves and cozy chairs.
These round spinning chairs are so special to me. They were my grandmother’s! After she passed, I had them sent here to California and reupholstered them in this rich bouclé. They fit so beautifully in this space.
Behind them, we added pre-fab bookshelves that we had painted to match the walls. We could not afford built-ins for this space, but this was the next best option. I’m really happy with how well they turned out, and how they framed our Frame TV perfectly.
Bookshelves are fun to style with collections of books, pottery, heirlooms and other trinkets. I love to add baskets as well for concealed storage of anything you don’t always want on display.
Perhaps my favorite find for these bookshelves is this bookshelf light, which sets on the shelf like a book, and adds so much whimsy amongst the hard lines of the piece! I added a vintage shade I found and had fun playing with pops of red in the books, too.
Sculpture Candle | White & Green Vessel Candles
Smaller pieces of art look great hidden in bookshelves, too. They draw your eye back and add depth behind other three dimensional objects on the shelves.
Antique & Vintage Bedroom Decor
Like our kitchen and dining spaces, I used as many secondhand, antique and vintage finds as I could for this space. Using secondhand finds has benefits from budget to sustainability to the opportunity to curate a space totally unique to you!
These wicker nightstands were a Facebook Marketplace find and above them, we hung vintage rattan pendants from England to draw your eye dramatically upwards toward the wood ceilings.
Because this room has two huge walk-in closets, a dresser was not needed in the bedroom. Instead, we added a credenza to allow for displaying art (like that 18th century portrait, it’s double sided!) and bringing in another source of light.
The desert landscape painting was a vintage flea market find, previously hanging in a hotel in Santa Barbara before it found it’s home here!
There are a few new, but small business finds featured here too. The botanical art is by Steph Hendrix and that patterned blanket is Oddbird. They come in multiple sizes in so many bold colors.
After seeing how luxurious and warm this dark green bedroom feels, I’m ready to paint our Los Angeles bedroom a deep color, too!
Photos by Jeff Mindell, Design by Kelly Mindell
Dark Green Bedroom Source List
Paint Color: Deep in the Jungle by Dunn Edwards*
Saltillo Tile: Colores de Mexico
Velvet Storage Bed: Joybird*
Mint Mattress: Tuft & Needle*
Green Quilt: Tuft & Needle*
Burgundy Patterned Throw: Oddbird
Dark Green Euro Pillows: Suay Sew Shop
Sage Green Euro Pillows: Target
Leather Lumbar Pillow: Target
Burgundy Floral Pillow: Folk Project*
Cream Moroccan Rug: Soukie Modern
Bookshelves: Target (No longer available, we had them custom painted)
Bouclé Chair Custom Upholstery: Beatriz Nava
Floor Lamp: Target
Bookshelf Light: Ballard Designs
Frame Television with Modern Brown Bezel: Samsung
Green Moroccan Rug: Drift Home Collection
All other decor items in the space were antique or second-hand.
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Gah, I love this so much, 100% I want to paint our room darker now. I also love that the bookshelves AREN’T custom. What a wonderful way to showcase what store bought + paint can do!!
I’m ready to paint our LA bedroom darker now too! It’s so cozy!!
But where are the bookshelves from???? I’m on a hunt for all of the bookshelves
They are Studio McGee for Target but have been removed from Target’s site, so I assume discontinued. Otherwise I would link!