A brown sofa is such a versatile piece of furniture that can work with most, if not all, living room styles. A brown sofa is cozy but chic, and it’s a neutral color you can pair with everything from the most subdued shades to the loudest pops of color. So it’s no surprise that there are so many ways you can style a brown sofa! If you’re looking for styling inspiration or if you’re not quite convinced a brown sofa is for you, just keep reading for chic styling tricks and ideas.
13 Chic Ways To Style A Brown Sofa In Your Living Room
How To Design and Decorate With This Versatile Piece Of Furniture
A while back, I was looking for a new sofa for my living room. I wanted something that was timeless but chic, and something that would work with all sorts of designs. If you know me, you know that I’m always up for a room refresh so I like to keep my furniture basic. And eventually, I decided on a brown sofa! It fit all of my requirements, and it was a really cozy addition to my home. So if you’re looking for furniture that will really stand the test of time and trends, why not try a brown sofa? Take a look at all the different ways you can style a brown sofa, and get some inspiration for your own living room!
1. Blue and Brown
For a common area like your living room, blue and brown is an ideal color palette. This brown sofa looks so chic and cozy against a deep blue wall!
2. Clean White Walls
Clean white walls are the perfect canvas for almost any piece of furniture, but they can be cold and stiff at times. Warm up your interiors with some brown furniture like a sofa!
3. Brown and White
You can also build your color scheme around your sofa. The brown chairs and decor help make a well-rounded living room!
4. Colorful Accents
The great thing about a sofa in a color like brown is you can accent it with all sorts of colors. Play around with different colored throw pillows and blankets to show off your personality!
5. Mixed Prints
Colors aren’t the only things you can mix and match with a brown sofa. Try out different prints as well like stripes, geometric patterns, and even a few boho prints!
6. Boho Chic
Speaking of boho style, a brown sofa is the perfect laid-back addition to a bohemian-themed room. It just blends in with all the other decor!
If you have a black, white, or grey room, a brown sofa can actually give a much-needed pop of color. It really stands out in this grey and white living room.
8. Bright Colors
On the other hand, brown can also be a basic color that won’t clash with your other loud elements like patterned rugs and bright lamps. See how this sofa works seamlessly with the rest of this colorful room?
Brown’s versatility as a sofa color extends to design concepts as well. You’re not limited to the usual boho or traditional designs, you can try modern or trendy looks too!
10. Cozy Eclectic
A brown sofa can be the perfect starting point for an eclectic design that’s full of different elements. This living room has everything from a rustic wood bench to a mid-century glass coffee table.
11. Wood and Gold
Here’s a styling trick I swear by: pick materials and finishes with similar tones! A brown sofa, gold accents, and wood furniture are all brownish or yellowish, so you’ll still have a consistent yet dynamic room design.
Treat your brown sofa like a blank canvas of sorts, and pair it with other elements in the styles you want! This living room turned preppy with gingham accent chairs next to the sofa.
I love mid-century style, and a brown sofa can help you achieve the perfect retro living room! Leather is a retro favorite that’s still cozy and versatile.
Watch this video from West Elm to see more styling tricks for your brown sofa:
When you’re picking an item as central to your living room as a sofa, it’s really important to keep it timeless and versatile. This is a piece you’re really investing on, so it should work with whatever home you create. A brown sofa is just that, and we’ve seen it in everything from minimalist, to modern, to classic homes. What more can you ask for?
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Originally posted on October 4, 2016 @ 9:08 AM