27+ Awesome brown living room ideas to try this year (2023)

A brown living room? Why not? Some of us might think the color too drab for a living area like living room. But if you want natural color versatile enough to blend with other colors, brown is yours.

After all, all you need to have from a living room is its comforting and calming atmosphere. You might also need its warm and cozy ambience –all the stuff you easily can get from brown color.

And you know what? Brown is not a passé color anymore, it comes back in all it shades and charms. So don’t hesitate to look back at those burlap, taupe, bronze or other brown’s shades.

Here are some awesome example of brown living rooms, in case you want to update them –or even if you want to find suitable living rooms for your new homes or apartments. Read on.

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An elegant blue and brown living room

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Want to have a luxurious living room color schemes? Then try this blue, brown, and wood colors’ setup.
If you like classic touch, use the colors for your classic interior designs preference, like this one.

Here you find an elegant and spacious Georgian living room draped in blue and brown shades, enclosed by wood-themed living room. The partially covered blue walls have its elegant counterpart in the form of velvet blue couch. The brown rug complete the setup.

Brown Branch and foliage wallpaper for rustic living rooms

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Need a simple and affordable way to update the living room? Hang wallpaper. With all its almost limitless supply of colors and patterns, you’ll never run out of ideas.

Along with classic wallpaper, now you even have the decals. These recent developments in wall covering are even more practical, as you have it in peel and stick mode –they’re also easy to peel when you get bored.

This wallpaper offer you a country style for an already rustic living room. The wood colors and taupe armchairs are only a fraction of eclectic beauty in this simple Nordic living room.

Modern brown earthy living room ideas

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Modern minimalist living room is a good choice, mainly if you want to keep your stuff simple and mess-free.

The 50s offered you some of the most charming modern minimalist living room you’ve ever seen. Some of them even so charmingly timeless in their designs.

You can see some of the timeless features in this example, like the charming arm chairs and the plush cough in this brown earthy living room.

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Teal and brown living room

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For the uninformed, if you want to make a teal color, you need to mix green and blue color pigments in a white color as the base. ‘Teal’ itself derived from stripes of color on certain freshwater duck’s heads.

In a living room, teal inspire freshness and modern vibes. You may use the color as background colors, accent colors, or any of your furniture colors.

In this brown living room, the teal and the neutral brown go together nicely –with teal-colored furniture fill the foreground of the soft brown background.

Tropical décor for a greener living room

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Some of us want to have a greener atmosphere in the house, even in the living room. For this purposes, there’re some suitable indoor plants you may choose for your living room.

Like a tropical touch in the living room? You probably need to consider this living room schemes. All you need is just adding a right lush green plant into your living room.

Here the designer choose a small banana tree to live up the brown dark living room. It soothes the room’s atmosphere and even make a cool decor for the room.

Dark honey brown furniture with elegant brown-white living room

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Once your soft brown living room set, the next step is setting the furniture inside. For this stage, it depends on your rooms’ overall schemes.

For examples, if you have a minimalist overall living room setup, it’ll be better to put some minimalist furniture in it. In the other hands, if you have a traditional-conventional room, you need to put some classic to regular furniture.

And so with this example, an elegant room with modern Midcentury furniture. The dark honey brown Eames lounge chairs in the foreground inject the classy elegant atmosphere.

Orange and a splash of brown for your living room

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Dark brown might feel too dark for a small room; while lighter shades of brown feel too boring sometimes.

To avoid the feelings, and to add a vibrant kick into it, you may need to put a splash of color into the living room. As brown is a prat of neutral colors, you should not worry of picking the wrong additional colors –they just go well with brown.

Or, you may reverse the scheme, with the brown as the accent colors and the vibrant colors as the background colors, just like this example. You have a fresh orange and brown living room.

Beige and brown living room

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Just like teal color, beige as a term of color is of only recently coined. The first mention of beige is in 1887. Now you might also know it as khaki, though khaki only refers to a sandy beige color.

History aside, beige now is one of popular colors where you can find it almost anywhere, from your outdoor outfits up to your living rooms’ color.

Beige as an interior color also inspires cozy and warm feelings. Pair beige and brown –and you have an elegant comfortable living room.

Burlap shades for rustic living room

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Now it’s time to experiment with a brown color’ shades. This time you play with a rustic shade of the color, the burlap.

As you’ve known, burlap color remind you of coarse canvas bag which usually is used as bagging stuff like grains or sugar.

It has warm and rustic brown color, so now it often being used as an additional color touch to a living room. Here the home owners use burlap as accent color of a big pillow cover on the couch –though you also may use them as chair or armchair pads.

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Red and brown for a spacious living room

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Darker wall means warmer and cozier atmosphere –for some, and probably for you with ample rooms. As, without proper planning, using darker colors only makes a room looks depressing.

But, if all well planned, you don’t need to worry about those risks. This time we offer you a combination of red and brown for a spacious living room.

This time dark red color is only splashed on a wall, as a fresh point of view. Brown and white colors of the wall and furniture present to offset the dominating color.

Chic and comfortable velvet moss green Furniture

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Sometime you need an awesome transition area for your living room, it could be anything in the room –from a cabinet, paintings, or your favorite couches.

For an inspiration, this example offer you a seamless transition from a color scheme into another by using a couch.

This moss green velvet is what you need when you want to make a transition from brown on the carpeting and furniture into the green floral decor on the wall.

Brown color schemes in a Scandinavian living room

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If you want something minimalist but also comfortable, you need to consider a Scandinavian living room style for your home.

The style always has a neat and easy-to-setup layout. It also has simple but heart-warming color schemes, mainly of natural colors and a splash of vibrant color (optional).

This brown living room is an example of Scandinavian living room. It full of natural colors, including brown with all its shades.

Brown sofa set for a masculine Industrial living room

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Another simple and utilitarian approach to update your living room is by redoing it in Industrial style, mainly if you want to inject a masculine touch into it.

Industrial style is known for its bare and rugged themes In short, if you love rugged and raw beauty of things, this Industrial theme is yours.

Soften the tough-looking style with a set of plush couches, where you can hang out comfortably without having to feel the cold ambience often seen in an industrial licing room.

Brown curtains, a functional decor for your living room

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You might often see lots of contemporary living room have large windows installed. For some, those features may not present problems at all.

But, some other, might feel awkward with all the open transparent features and need some additional features to further add their privacy.

For the purposes, curtains are often being used to maintain their privacy. In this example, a brown curtains even help to cover the large main door leading to an open living room in this country home.

Blue and brown living room

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Again, here’s an example of adding color tones into a brown neutral living room –and turns it into a flamboyant one. This time you add green touches on the features in it.

With all the brown and white color scheme, this living room might look ordinary. But, with a small dabs of color it turns into a fresh tropical living room.

You only need to add plush blue throw pillows on the couches, bring in the potted indoor plants and that’s it, you have this refreshing social meeting point.

Brown wood planks for a warm cabin style living room

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All the way down here, of all the living room shown here has their walls painted in brown. But that’s not always the case.

If you happen to have a log cabin or a log homes, you always can use the wood’s natural colors and patterns as the main theme color of your living room.

Here, the clear-finished wood walls also serves as a color theme of the living room. You can see here that the natural brown wood color is so warm and cozy. Coupled with the snug couch, metal fireplace and antique rocking chairs, it’ll be your coziest living room.

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Brown Art Deco living room ideas

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Art Deco themes were popular in the 1920s up to the beginning of WW II. Just like The Midcentury themes after the war, this early modern themes are also offer you some of the finest interior features.

As a kind of transition point of between earlier classic themes and the modern themes afterward, this Art Deco styles you sweet blends of elegant classic touches and minimalist-functional modern themes.

Here you see one of the art decor features employed to make a fusion modern-art Deco living room theme. On the wall are three big iconic bulbous art deco wall decor to charm this living room –completing the furniture (of the same themes) setup.

Wood-themed living room in natural brown

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Plywood panels are staples in retro Midcentury theme living rooms. As they have natural colors, the setups ease the interior designers in filling or setting up the interior stuff.

As you see here, the plywood offers warm background for the furniture and features in the living room.

You can even see that a combination of teal and natural wood color resulting superb results in this brown living room.

Brown shabby chic living room

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Country styles, cottage themes, or shabby chic themes are often overlapping. Some even consider those themes as just different names for a one some theme.

Debate aside, if you want to have a most comfortable and relaxing living room, shabby chic themes won’t disappoint you.

It’s full of rustic and soft-toned decor and neutral-colored furniture. Here’s an example if you like to update your living room into a shabby-chic theme one.

Dark brown masculine living room with dark green wall accent

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Need another masculine living room to impress some of friends? Here’s an example of it. It still is dark and elegant.

But now you have it with green touch on the paneled wood wall. It also in heavier shade of green.

The light brown floor make a perfect ground for the darker brown leather couches, which also serves as a superb transition between the ground and its wall.

Homey orange and brown-green living room

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You don’t have to have a luxurious living room to enjoy a homey and comfortable time with family or friends. It’s all about planning and setting the right living room for your needs –not everyone needs.

When you have all you need in your living room, you have your most comfy living room –luxurious or not.

The philosophy also applies to this living room setup. The owner keeps things (furniture and decor) simple, including its color schemes. The result is this cozy living room.

A Rustic beige living room

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Here you have a beige and brown living room again. Only this time you have it in the most rustic living room setup.

Here the sandy beige couch is set as the point of interest, surrounded, on natural rug and surrounded by woody atmosphere.

With their variety of brown shades, the wood paneling inject the warmth and rustic atmosphere at the same time.

Modern country living room with a deep brown couch

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With only a brown color at hands, you can make your living room live and look impressive. This because brown has so many shades and tints, from the lightest brown up to the darkest one.

But, sometimes you only need one of its shades or tints to make your living room look dynamic and impressive, just like the following example.

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A combination of deep brown couch and checkered chairs makes this almost all-white living room an awesome place to sit with family and friends.

Red and brown barn style living room

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Now it’s time to redo your barn style living room into the more elegant one. Barn style, along with contemporary and country homes, also is a popular choice among the contemporary folk.

It offer open layout which inspire freedom of movements and offer lots of room to experiment with room lay outing.

This red and brown (natural brown) living room is only an example, if you’d like to update your living room into a warm barn style living room.

Antique armchair, a functional decor for a small brown-colored living room

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Don’t throw your antiquated stuff away. You still can repurpose and turn them into a functional decor the living room.
For an example, you may repurpose old armchairs to complete your eclectic living room setup.

Set in a dark brown living room are some gorgeous features, like the distressed cabinets and its contemporary partners, the audio systems. Enjoy your time sitting on the chair, prop your legs on the Ottoman, and let the world goes by.

The softest color schemes for your brown living room

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Love soft color schemes for the living room? Then use natural colors as your background and use lots lighter shades to fill the foreground.

The color schemes are also suitable for small living room. They won’t make your living room looks depressed either.

In this living room the center piece is a light brown couch with various shades of brown throw pillows on it. They make a superb composition with all the surrounding natural colors.

Colorful furniture in woody-brown living room

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Brown and olive green go well in this living room setup. Actually, as we’ve previously said (again and again), brown is flexible enough to blend in with almost any colors.

In this living room color schemes, you meet a honey brown color of the wood walls is set as background for olive-themed furniture.

To highlight the setup, a white sheet is set to serve as the transition point between the furniture and wood walls.

Light brown curtains as decor and to soften the light

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A benefit of installing window dressing like curtains is an added privacy. Along with it, you also a much softer light streaming through them –making the living room much more subdued and comfortable.

Get confused in picking the right curtain colors? The general rule is that you can always pick a lighter shades of the overall wall color.

In this example, the designer use lighter shade of brown for the curtains, giving an elegant color gradations along the wall.

Contemporary brown living room in retro style

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We keep going back to the retro theme in this list. And now we bring you again with more colors and contemporary look.

This spacious living room offers comfortable place to chat with its dark subdued brown of the walls and white ceiling.

To fill the subdued living room, some colorful features are brought in, with the white couch as its center of interest, which blend in well with all the furniture in the living room.

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So, that’s all the 27+ brown-themed living room ideas to inspire –in case want to update your living room with new themes, furniture, decor, or their color schemes.

We hope this listicle brown living room inspiration could give you clues as to how to redo or planning your living rooms. Have a good day.

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