Brown is a color that we’re very familiar with. It’s the color of the earth and of the tree trunks and we associate it with warmth and comfort. Basically every home has shades of brown in its interior design, whether it’s a faint ivory on the walls, dark brown on the floors or beige on furniture. It’s actually hard to imagine a home without brown in its decor. A lot of times we use this color without even realizing it. But what about intentionally adding brown to a space? How would you do it?
Sometimes the answer to this question is simple: wood furniture. An elegant dining table with a wooden top would be perfect for just about any dining room. You can pair it with matching chairs. A wooden floor would be too much in this case so try to keep it as simple and as neutral as possible. You can do that with an area rug or the floor itself.
A cool thing about decorating with brown is that you can take advantage of the fact that so many iconic things are brown, like chocolate. Doesn’t this sofa bed look delicious? Its design is not outstanding but the color suits it perfectly. It looks just like a chocolate tablet and it also appears to be super comfortable. The combination couldn’t be any better
If you like brown as a color and you want to use it in your interior decor you can take advantage of that and furnish the space with natural wood pieces like a sleek cabinet, a set of elegant dining chairs, a stylish coffee table or even something smaller like the frame of a mirror.
You also have the option of using wood in the form of large panels for a more dramatic and powerful impact on the overall decor of a room. For example, a wood-paneled accent wall can make a living room look super cozy and welcoming.
Let’s not forget about basic things like shelving units and bookcases. These are almost always made of wood or plywood and brown is a color that suits them and since they’re so versatile, you can add them to any room of the house.
Brown is also a common color when it also comes to upholstered furniture. You can easily find a brown sofa, ottoman or armchair in pretty much any store so it shouldn’t be difficult to use this strategy when you’re furnishing or remodeling your place.
You can pair brown with a lot of different other colors to create all sorts of gorgeous combinations. A particularly great mix is the one between brown and blue. These two colors complement each other. One is warm and one is cool and they both reference elements from nature. It’s like the earth and the sky are brought together.
Although wood is the material most commonly associated with the color brown, that’s not your only option. In fact, there are many other materials you can successfully use such as certain types or marble, stone, leather and obviously also fabric which comes in every color imaginable.
If you decide to put natural wood furniture in your home, you might as well make the most of it and emphasize this material’s natural beauty. For example, a live-edge table would definitely be a cool idea. It would also be great to have furniture with visible knots.
Leather-upholstered furniture is almost always brown. This sectional sofa features a nice tan color which makes it stand out and contrast with the rest of the colors and also with the materials which surround it.