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75 Enchanting Brown Living Rooms

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2018

Brown is a versatile color. From the dark shades of rich mahogany bookcases to lighter wood floors and ceilings, brown fits just about anywhere. You can add a bright accent color to your brown living room, or you can go for a room that uses all different shades of brown. If you need help planning your dream room, check out our 75 brown living room ideas.

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We love all of the whimsical details in this living room, from the throw pillows with colorful triangles to the wooden sign hanging above the couch.

Photo By: A Beautiful Mess

This classic velvet couch works wonderfully with the more modern white bookshelves and glass coffee table.

Photo By: A Constellation Journal

If you want to add a rustic touch to your living room, consider using a tree trunk coffee table!

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Via: Domino

A bright pink rug is the perfect way to add color to a living room with a brown color scheme.

Photo By: Andrea Schumacher Interiors

If you love vintage decorations, try placing old framed photos on the end table next to your couch!

Photo By: Angela Moore

This living room smartly balances its dark blue walls and dark brown couch with white tulips and gold frames.

Photo By: Cindy Loughridge

This living room is full of sunny summery touches, from the starfish pillows to the fresh flowers on the coffee table.

Photo By: Crazy Chic Design

In this rustic living room, the brown cowhide rug pairs beautifully with the brown ottoman coffee table.

Photo By: Danielle Oakley Interiors

We love the way this living room is decorated with vintage travel posters - they match perfectly with the vintage trunk coffee table!

Photo By: Decorating Den Interiors

Via: Houzz

If you want to make your home feel like a seaside getaway, take inspiration from this living room. It includes many tropical details, like a seahorse sculpture and pillow with shell illustrations.

Photo By: Emily Followill Photography

Via: Carter Kay Interiors

As this living room shows, brown and blue are a match made in heaven! The blue patterned throw pillows look perfect on the beige couch.

Photo By: Eric Roth Photography

Via: Alexandra Rae Design

This living room expertly uses different types of wood furniture, from a smooth wood lamp to a coarser wood coffee table.

Photo By: Eric Roth Photography

Via: Kelly McGuill Home

A unique side table can add a fun, eclectic element to your living room! This elephant side table pairs well with the brown leather couch.

Photo By: Erica Reitman

Via: Domino

If you have a studio apartment, try using a separator between your living room and bedroom, like this lovely glass wall divider.

Photo By: Fantastic Frank

Via: My Domaine

This light-filled living room cleverly uses furniture in all different shades of brown, from dark brown armchairs to a lighter beige couch.

Photo By: Fran Parente

Via: 1st Dibs

If you're looking for a way to add a new element to an old couch, try using different decorative pillows. You can also use a rug that matches the pillows!

Photo By: Golden Boys and Me

If you're worried that your brown living room is too dark, try using yellow as an accent color. Just a few pieces of yellow decor can add tons of brightness to your room.

Photo By: Gridley + Graves Photos

Via: Interiors Designed

This living room is full of vintage touches, from the old-timey Shops Act sign to the leather armchair. The plants add some nice brightness to the dark room.

Photo By: Growing Spaces

Try having some fun with wallpaper in your living room. As this living room shows, patterned wallpaper can work well with vintage wall decorations and a beige sofa.

Photo By: Haneens Haven

Try going all-natural with your living room's tables. A large plant looks gorgeous on a tree trunk side table.

Photo By: Hello Lidy

This living room contains some great rustic touches, from the metal wicker basket on the coffee table to the antiques sign hanging above the cabinet in the back.

Photo By: House by Hoff

Turn your living room into a jungle by using a variety of houseplants. For a pop of color, try using both blue and brown pots.

Photo By: Inspire and Create

We love how the striped decorative pillows on this living room's brown couch perfectly match the blue and brown armchairs.

Photo By: Inspire Q

Via: Decoist

If you love the nautical look, take inspiration from this living room that includes a striped navy and white carpet and hanging nautical illustrations.

Photo By: It All Started with Paint

We love how light and bright this room feels! The wood floor and dark leather armchair are perfectly balanced by the white walls and white couch.

Photo By: Jack Wineinger

Via: Summer Wick

This rustic whitewashed wooden backdrop looks beautiful behind the TV. Also, note the rustic vintage suitcases on the shelf below the TV.

Photo By: Jackie Wonders

Via: Design Sponge

The brown couch and roaring fireplace make this living room feel wonderfully cozy. The large plant on the coffee table helps add some lightness to the dark room.

Photo By: Janet Mesic-Mackie

Via: Michael Del Piero

If you love the look of dark brown walls, check out this living room design! The dark walls are nicely balanced with light brown furniture and orange flowers.

Photo By: Jeff Andrews Design

Via: Apartment Therapy

In this eclectic, book-filled living room, instruments from around the world are used as decorations.

Photo By: Dustin Halleck

Via: Jen Talbot Design

To create a cohesive look, this coffee table includes plenty of rustic details, like a white ceramic pitcher and wicker wooden baskets.

Photo By: Jennifer Holmes of Dear Lillie

This open plan living room smartly uses a light brown rug to differentiate the living room from the kitchen.

Photo By: Jenny Terrell for Spacecrafting

Via: Sustainable 9

This brown living room includes an elegant crystal chandelier that adds lightness. Sleek white ceramic decorations are used to keep the room from becoming too formal.

Photo By: Jose Picayo

Via: House Beautiful

The hanging guitar makes for a nice eclectic decoration in this living room. The patterned throw pillows also add a fun global flair to the room.

Photo By: Julia Brenner

Via: Apartment Therapy

If you're going for a dark wall color, be sure to lighten up the room with some bright decorations, like this room does by hanging up white plates.

Photo By: Laurey W. Glenn

Via: Apartment Therapy

Don't be afraid to mix patterns in your brown living room decor. As this room shows, an ottoman and throw pillows with different patterns can work together beautifully.

Photo By: Lisa Benbow

Via: Tidbits and Twine

We love all of rustic details on this mantelpiece, from the creative wooden fence backdrop to the white ceramic rabbit.

Photo By: Love Grows Wild

Black floors aren't something that are often seen, but when done well, they can add sleek sophistication to your brown living room.

Photo By: Lux Interior Design

Via: Decoist

This brown living room uniquely blends a natural woven rug with a chic brick accent wall.

Photo By: Marie Burgos Design

Via: Home Design Etc

This modern living room shows how to expertly use whitespace and minimalistic décor to enhance the room's design.

Photo By: Michael Wiltbank

Via: My Domaine

If autumn is your favorite season, take inspiration from this cute pumpkin display on a brown ottoman. The room also includes bright throw pillows for some added color.

Photo By: Mom Home Guide

Lucite tables are always a chic addition to a living room. They work well paired with a dark brown couch and a light brown rug.

Photo By: Montana Burnett Design

Via: Decorpad

This leather couch adorned with pillows in natural colors looks like the perfect cozy place to curl up with a good book.

Photo By: My Passion for Decor

Patterned drapes can be a fun addition to a brown living room! This room's drapes include a light brown pattern that matches the dresser's color scheme.

Photo By: My Sweet Cottage

In this light-filled living room, the darkness of the brown wingback chairs is balanced out with a white couch.

Photo By: Opal Design Group

Via: Decorpad

Orange is a great accent color for a brown living room - it pairs well with brown furniture, and it adds brightness to a dark room.

Photo By: Palmer Weiss Interior Design

Via: Decorpad

This living room features stylish wooden walls that go well with the dark brown couch and woven beige rug.

Photo By: Phoebe Howard

Via: Houzz

Sculptures and paintings are a great way to add your personality to your living room! You can also choose sculptures that match the color of your couch.

Photo By: Place of My Taste

This brown living room with high ceilings, tall windows and beige couches feels wonderfully spacious and light!

Photo By: Real Fit Housewife

Try using a fun statement piece for your living room's coffee table - for an example, check out the vintage trunk in this living room.

Photo By: Sean Michael Design

Shiny silk decorative pillows and drapes add texture to this brown living room. The room also features a lucite table that adds a modern touch.

Photo By: SGH Designs

There are plenty of great beachy décor choices in this cottage by the ocean, including a glass vase filled with shells and a creative clamshell centerpiece.

Photo By: Starfish Cottage Blog

We love how bright this open plan living room is with its white rug and the white coffee table. The brown couch nicely balances out the brightness.

Photo By: Studio McGee

Via: Plum Pretty Sugar

This brown living room is bursting with quirky details, but they all tie together well. Many of the art pieces include brass, which gives the room some nice uniformity.

Photo By: Style by Emily Henderson

The individually framed illustrations of plants over the couch add a rustic element to this living room, and they also nicely contrast with the white walls.

Photo By: The Painted Hive

This living room uses dark brown as its base color, but pops of color are added throughout the room to give it brightness.

Photo By: The Painted Hive

If you want to do something different in your living room, try using a circular coffee table. To give your room a rustic look, consider using a distressed table.

Photo By: The Painted Hive

The patterned rug in this room immediately catches your eye! Also, take note of the unique sequin armchair.

Photo By: The Pankonien Group

If you just want a subtle hint of brown in your living room's bookshelf, try using a brown backsplash behind a white shelf.

Photo By: The Pleated Poppy

Since your coffee table is the focal point of a living room, try decorating it with interesting sculptures and objects that you love.

Photo By: The Rustic Life

This traditional living room includes a nice blend of light brown and dark brown furniture and décor. For added color, there are also some light blue pillows.

Photo By: Tom Grimes Photography

We love the retro feel of this mid-century modern sideboard. The bright yellow legs are also a great touch.

Photo By: VAYK sideboard, Kann Design

Via: Vintage Industrial Style

This brown and white mid-century modern sideboard is paired with an eclectic pink rug, proving nice contrast.

Photo By: Tessa Neustadt

Via: Amber Interiors

Light up your brown living room with a lovely white candle. You can also use a ceramic bowl of matches as a rustic decoration.

Photo By: Shutterfly

Personalized candles are a great way to add your personality to your living room! You can also use them as a creative way to display family photos.

Photo By: Shutterfly

For a botantical meets contemporary style, try adding a leather chair to your living room with splashes of greenery.

Photo By: Suburban Bees

If you've been itching to try out a gallery wall, the living room is the perfect place to hang it. Collect an assortment of frame sizes and hang with your favorite pictures or art.

Photo By: Kelly in the City

Don't be afraid to mix and match colors and textiles! Add a variety of pillows to a solid leather couch for the ultimate pop of color.

Photo By: Bright Green Door

Pair a vintage brown dresser with modern elements like a contemporary mirror.

Photo By: My Own Home

Deep brown is a great alternative to black for a luxe look while still feeling welcoming.

Photo By: Awfully Big Adventure

Brown on brown doesn't have to be bland—just see this well styled coffee table.

Photo By: Emily Clark

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