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Brown is an incredibly versatile color, coming in shades from palest ecru to deep, chocolatey hues that resemble velvet. Our brown living room decor ideas illustrate how the color can be dressed up and down. Earthy shades can look rustic and relaxed, while paler browns and bold, saturated options can offer soothing surroundings or convey elegance. Check out our many brown decor ideas to discover how beautifully it coordinates with almost any other color.
Gold tone accents work marvelously with dark brown. If you have a dark leather sofa and dark wood hutch, opt for bright white walls to open the space. Work gold into the room for some shine, as with the lamp, artwork, and hammered vase seen here. The stylish dark brown rug features golden threads to add a luxe touch.
Don't forget about accessories in shades of brown. In this room, the brown wicker light fixture is a focal point, standing out against pale walls and a white ceiling. By layering medium browns throughout a room, you'll create a serene effect, as here where the lighting, matching chairs, and oriental rug all feature mid-tone browns that pop against the light surroundings.
Whether brown is the sole color of the living room or just the primary color, there are plenty of ways to use the same color in fresh and inventive ways. Texture and material are two areas to consider. The brown velvet sofa, soft brown coffee table, warm wood chairs, subdued wood floors, and even brown elements in the neighboring room all feel fresh thanks to their unique shade and material. Taking this approach to design will help you create a dynamic living room with a focused brown color palette.
Brown and beige are often associated with more traditional color palettes. However, those colors fo far beyond that singular style! By using more modern furniture, contemporary art, and unique decorations, you can create an effective contemporary design in a warm color palette.
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Global style living room designs often include bold pops of color and loud patterns. In these situations, a light brown color palette can serve as a simple backdrop for these more detailed elements. Even in these schemes though, adding in sudden dark browns and other bold colors can really hone in that global aesthetic.
Light brown, cream, and tan are three popular accents in coastal homes. Those colors can be presented in so many different ways to convey different tones and statements. As an example, this mid century modern beach home uses the basic coastal color palette with more modern furniture. Hybrids like these serve as inspiration on how two different styles can easily be blended.
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When designing any room, look at the room's architecture or built-in features to guide the room's design. In the case of this room, the stone archways natural add texture and color that impacts the furniture choices Since the stonework is so dynamic with its colors and dimension, the furniture in this room is quite subdued. Depending on your room's layout and the influence of the architecture, you may create your own balance.
Many living rooms have a clear focal point. This grand transitional living room highlights the arched windows curtains as the key focal point. When defining your room's focal point, look at what colors are in that area and how they can be reworked and reimagined to suit the rest of the room. That balance of color will enable you to create a clearly defined focal point and a cohesive brown living room.
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Contrast is a great way to create a more bold and dynamic brown living room. Like this room, you may accomplish that by using chocolate brown furniture and white walls. In smaller degrees, you may also choose to use darker accents like dark wall art, dark lamps, or dark decorations against light walls. There are too many possibilities to list when it comes to playing with dark brown and light brown tones.
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Your brown living room's rug can tie the entire room together with its size, pattern, and color palette. In this white and brown living room, the rug displays many different shades of brown that then appear elsewhere in the room's furniture, artwork, and blinds. When your rug shows off the room's entire color palette, it unifies the entire room's design.
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Our brown living room decor ideas are versatile and easy to use, partly because it's such a restful color. It also coordinates successfully with almost every other color from pastels to jewel tones. Keep in mind that the deeper the brown, the lighter the contrasting or accent color should be so the room doesn't become too dark.
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