Style guide

How to style a green sofa

Read my expert advice on styling a green sofa – one of the latest colours in sofa trends.

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How to make green work for your home

Uplifting, refreshing and inspired by nature, green has become one of the most trending colours in interior design. 

The beauty of this hue is its versatility and shade variety, meaning there’s something for everyone. From rustic sage green to opulent emerald green, to zesty lime and muted mint shades, there are plenty of gorgeous greens to choose from when looking for your perfect shade.

I’ve put together some handy do’s and don’ts to help you in your search for your dream green sofa:


  • Do your research and find the perfect green tone for you. There are so many to choose from and each one can set a different mood for your room. Many of our ranges include fabric samples to help you decide on the best colour and fabric choice 
  • Select an accent colour. One of the great things about green is it works with a vast range of other colours, from calming neutrals to bold and vibrant shades. We’ll explore some of the many colours green can be paired with later in this article
  • Do think about adding a bit of drama! For example, dark and patterned prints can give your room a glamorous effect. Botanical prints are a popular choice and an effective way of adding personality to your room.


  • Don’t mix your interior schemes - keep to one trend to keep your living room looking streamlined. If you’re not sure, do some research and put together a mood board so you can visualise the exact look you want to achieve
  • Don’t choose your sofa around your paint colour, make sure you’ve decided on your furniture first. Furniture can make a big difference to the look and feel of a room so think about what you want to achieve in your room first before shopping for your pieces
  • Don’t rush your decisions! Let things evolve and find their place. Those perfect curtains you’ve been looking for to match your styling will more than likely turn up when you least expect them to – we promise it’ll be worth the wait! 

Is green a good colour for a living room? 

Often associated with wellbeing, mindfulness and renewal, green is linked to a whole host of beneficial properties; making it the perfect choice for your living room – a place for you to go to recharge and unwind. 

This earthy tone wonderfully marries the outdoors with the indoors, something which has been a popular trend throughout the past couple of years. 

Green can be integrated in a whole host of ways. If you aren’t ready for all-out green, then adding green accessories to your living room works really well and allows you to play around with different colours.

Key items like a focal chair or a green planter or even a piece of art is perfect for making a more understated impact. But, there is nothing that will bring warmth and life to any room more than just simply adding plants!

With botanical leaf prints and plants as décor being particularly popular at the moment, it makes sense that green is having a major moment.

Always think about how you’ll be living in this space for years to come.

What colours go with a green sofa?

A dynamic and refreshing colour, it’s easy to see why green has become such a massive interior trend. 

If you’re thinking of opting for a green sofa, you may be wondering how to style it and what colours will work best with it.

Luckily, thanks to the shade range, green goes well with all the staple living room colours. From bright whites to muted greys, you certainly won’t be limited on choice.

If neutral colours aren’t your style, a green sofa will work just as well with pops of colour, such as pink and yellow. Take a look at a few shades that work well with a green sofa:

Green & grey

Versatile and adaptable, grey is easily one of the most popular colours used in interior colour schemes, as it’s so easy to coordinate with.

Offering sophistication and warmth, grey and green add a modern comfort to any space. You could even experiment with varying tones to add both depth and interest to your space.

Green & pink

Pink and green is a colour scheme that has become increasingly popular and creates a particularly playful environment, especially when mixed with gold metallic elements.

Thanks to greens calming properties, it creates a mellow atmosphere and is a perfect match when paired with soft blush pink. As opposing shades on the colour wheel, these two flawlessly complement one another.

Pink tends to work well with warmer shades of green, such as sage, olive or forest green and creates a beautiful contrast against a soft pink.

As pink also comes in a spectrum of shades you could opt for something a little bolder to put against a muted green, such as a millennial pink.

Green and pink work well with mixed metals, including copper and gold, which are easy to incorporate with accessories, such as a table lamp or wall clock. 

Green & yellow

There’s something really calming about green with yellow tones. The warmth of the yellow complements the earthy vibe that green brings and adds an energising note to create something that’s both soothing and uplifting.

When opting for two bright standalone colours, it’s best to pair them with a neutral backdrop. This helps bring them to life and make the statement you intend them to. 

Green & beige

Equally versatile, beige and natural shades work a treat when paired with any shade of green. You can’t go wrong with this pool of neutral and adaptable tones.

The beauty of this pairing is that you won’t be short on inspiration or choice. Opting for classic colours such as beige stop the look from becoming dated and offer the flexibility of a style rotation when you fancy a change.

Work your room around natural materials, such as wicker furniture or a jute rug that both incorporate texture as well as organic elements.

Our favourite green sofas

Feeling inspired to go green? Here's a selection of our green sofas to put my styling tips into practice.  

Ready to go green? For more green interior style tips, check out our article, Green Living Room Ideas or, discover our top pick of green chairs.

Victoria Foster

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Stylist & Visual Merchandiser

at ScS

19th April 2023

Victoria is a stylist and merchandiser based at our in-house photo studio. Having been part of the ScS family since 2012, Victoria styles stunning home sets with the latest trends to showcase newly launched ScS products. With over 25 years of experience in styling and merchandising, she loves to keep an eye on the latest trends in the interior landscape. Victoria's favourite interior scheme is the Boho trend and loves to layer a mixture of different textures in her home. Her styling top tip is to always create a focal point in a room. Whether it’s a feature wall, a piece of artwork, or a bright patterned rug, having a focal point can help to drive the decisions on the rest of the rooms layout.