Living Rooms With Brown Sofas: Tips And Inspiration For Decorating Them

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You saw it, you loved it, you just had to buy it. But, what exactly do you put with that lovely brown sofa to make your living room decor work for you? Your sofa is almost certainly going to be the largest piece of furniture in the room (unless you have a huge bookcase to contend with) so there’s no sneaking it into an existing room design by just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best. No. Your beautiful brown sofa should be given a warm welcome with a complementary colour scheme, and we’re here to show you how with the help of some brown sofa centric visualisations.

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Brown-leather-sofaA brown leather sofa works well with bright red and navy blue accents. | Visualizer: Nordes.

Red-accent-chairA contrasting accent chair is a great way to boost the look of your brown sofa and keep your room bang up to date. | Visualizer: Fathy Ibrahim.

industrial-home-decorIndustrial style living rooms are a natural fit for brown sofas. Look through our industrial home decor for more inspiration on how to accessorise this look. | Photographer: Soopakorn Srisakul.

Modern-brown-sofaThis soft brown sectional sits in front of a dark backed display that has a bronze frame and detailing. The dramatic colour combination makes everything appear more sophisticated and expensive. Note how the two large pendant lights add a fresh white spray to proceedings, matching a light marbled floor. | Visualizer: Dasha Chevrole.

Brown-leather-chesterfield-sofaMultiple tones of brown in a solid wood herringbone floor make a stunning accompaniment to a brown chesterfield sofa. Grey scatter cushions and curtains balance out the look. | Visualizer: Adán Martín.

Brown-sectional-sofaWhen working only with a palette brown and white, introduce different tones for added depth. Ruddy brown floor lamps match a single throw cushion on this sofa, with the rest of the cushions covered in dark chocolate against the sepia brown upholstery. | Source: B&B Italia.

Black-bookcaseCurtains don’t have to match the colour of the sofa or sofa cushions; the selection of random sized throw cushions here are shades of cool mid-brown on a rich warm brown sofa. Two armchairs mirror the silhouette of the sofa rather than its upholstery colour, whilst a black bookcase matches its thin black legs. | Source: Ditre Italia.

Chrome-floor-lightsThis two-tone sectional sofa has both brown and grey volumes in its make up, so the interior design of the room has been based around this modern colour combo. A living wall lifts the muted scheme with a stripe of bright green. Chrome floor lamps and stainless steel frames end tables are great for providing a bit of sparkle. When using darker shades over furniture and walls, consider keeping the floor and ceiling white to maintain a spacious and airy feel. | Visualizer: YoDezeen.

mid-century-modern-living-roomLooking at home in a mid century modern living room, a ruddy brown sofa can be visually cooled by the implementation of a grey area rug and grey accent chair. A duo of marble topped coffee tables complete the look. | Photographer: Federico Cedrone.

Earth-tone-palettesEarth tone palettes are always a safe bet when working with brown sofas, and can be very effective. A natural coloured area rug and wooden floor are the perfect base for a brown sectional, and natural greenery provides amazing contrast. Painting one wall in solid fresh white is a good idea so that the overall scheme doesn’t become too muddy. | Visualizer: YoDezeen.

Copper-pendant-lights-1There is a massive trend surrounding copper accents right now, from copper desk lamps in the home office to canisters in the kitchen. This visual illustrates just how amazing copper globe pendants like these look in tandem with a brown leather sofa. Both the tone and the sheen work together in harmony. In addition, a cool grey backdrop is a more modern alternative to the traditional and obvious cream coloured wall treatment we’ve seen done to death around brown sofas in years gone by. | Visualizer: Sasha Gnativ.

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