85 Best Brown Couch Ideas and Décor for Your Home


You might think that as a décor color, brown has to be one of the most boring and generic ones, right? Well actually, when decorated right – brown is one of the most versatile colors in the décor world. A brown couch can become the centerpiece for your living or family room. That is why today we are going to take a look at 85 best brown couch ideas and décor for your home.

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Dark Brown Couch Living Room Ideas

1. 3 Piece Stretch Loveseat/Sofa Cover

CHUN YI Brown Stretch Loveseat Sofa Cover

Want to change your sofa or loveseat to a nice chocolate brown color but can’t justify buying a new set? Then look into a cover instead! These covers are made from a soft blend of materials to provide nothing but cushiony comfort when it comes to your sofa. Quickly removed and popped into the washing machine when needed, they are the easiest way to transform your living room without spending an arm and a leg.

2. Round Arm Sofa

Round Arm Sofa

Purchasing a new sofa that has a sturdy build and support legs (and a gorgeous brown color) is more of an investment than an expense as it will last a lifetime. You want a sofa that will easily transition from one theme to the next so a neutral but rich color such as brown is the best way to go. Remember, you can always change up the color without changing the sofa itself with the help of a knitted cover.

3. Quilted Chocolate Sofa

Luxurious interior design with wooden floor and brown leather couch

A quilted fabric sofa just looks 100 times more luxurious when it’s a deep chocolate brown color combined with natural wood on the frame. This quilted sofa will cradle the body in a soft cushion of softness and allow the body to fully relax. The natural wood supports the weight of not only the sofa but also the person that is seated (or laid down) with ease! Pair this one with natural wooden furniture for a complete look.

4. Square Arm Sofa Chaise

77.55 Wide Square Arm Sofa Chaise

Seating space instantly increases when you go with a sectional/chaise style sofa with a smooth fabric finish. Great for sitting or lying down. You can sprawl out in the chaise lounger part of the sofa or you can prop yourself up against the arms for a solid reading session. This style of sofa can also double as a bed when you find yourself having to put up guests for the night or your child is having a sleepover with friends.

5. Sectional Couch Cover

TAOCOCO Sectional Couch Covers

Think sofa and couch covers are only for traditional three-seaters? Think again because if you own a sectional couch? You can definitely buy a new cover in a stunning brown color. This cover is made to fit snugly and securely over the sectional with elastic all around the hem to keep it in place. You can remove this cover in seconds, machine wash it, tumble dry on low, and then secure it back over the sectional for a refresher.

6. LED Sofa Set

Top Leather Brown LED light Sectional Sofa Set 3Pcs Maxwest P866
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The future of sofa covers is here and it starts with a slick, leather looking LED 3D sofa cover to transform your current unit into something stylishly futuristic. This modern sofa cover makes cleaning up spills a breeze and it shouldn’t stain easily (unless something such as nail polish is spilled). Follow the directions for machine washing this one to avoid ripping or damaging the material. You can even use a dusting cloth on this one to restore its sheen.

7. Stripes

Awesome Striped Sofa
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Not sure if you want a solid brown couch? Then mix it up with a white and brown (or any color and brown) striped couch set. The stripes of color make this set fun, modern, and traditional all at the same time. Pick up each color with the rest of your living room décor, for example – place solid white or brown throw pillows on either end against the arms. An afghan throw blanket in a solid shade will also bring the look together.

8. Brown Leather

Leather modern sofa in luminous home room

Offset deep brown leather couches with solid color throw pillows – just make sure the color is bright and cherry or stark white in appearance for the best look. You want a color that is going to pop from the couch and be the focal point of the room. Harmonize the look by pairing your chosen color with a solid rug in the same shade. Place it under the coffee table for a subtle glimpse of color.

9. Vintage Stuffed

Red Study Traditional Living Room
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There is something special about vintage done right, as shown here with this dark brown couch covered in soft, quilted material and rounded arms, to set off your décor. The reason that vintage looks are so coveted and wanted is because they are still, to this day, stylish beyond stylish and they work well in any existing design theme. The soft and quilted material will definitely bring back memories of simpler, happier times.

10. Brown Patterns

Elegant lounge room in private house with using of antique furniture of golden colors.

Your brown living room furniture set doesn’t have to be boring! Look into swirling patterns of brown and white to broaden your décor options! Patterns or designs are guaranteed to bring the understated elegance of a luxury living room right into your own – just keep the patterns from being loud, large, or harsh on the eyes. You want a pattern that blends together seamlessly with ease and that is pleasing to the naked eye.

11. Round Pillows

Restful Master Retreat
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Give your couch more comfort by adding not only throw pillows on either side (or the middle) but also a round pillow underneath either arm. This will help support the body and cradle it while it is in the same position (seated or laid down) for an extended period of time. The pillows will also help the seated get up from the couch without struggling as they prevent aches and pains. Plus, they look great!

12. Large Sectional

Fusion style in interior of a private house.

Not a fan of deep brown couches? Then go with a medium brown couch instead and offset the lighter color with multiple throw pillows in the same shade. To mix things up, use a variety of throw pillows in complementary shades. Think a light brown pillow, then a golden brown pillow, and then a medium blue pillow. Repeat this mixture on the other side for an inviting and homely look. Oversized pillows are always a good choice as well.

13. Dark Brown Leather

Dark Brown Leather Sofa with Nailhead Trim
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Dark brown leather couches get a major upgrade when the top of the couch is decorated with shiny rivets and a patterned bottom. This isn’t your typical, generic couch but instead it’s a leather couch with all the fixings. You don’t even need to dress this one up with pillows and blankets as the style speaks for itself. And leather is one of the easiest materials to clean so that is a definite bonus!

14. Medium Brown Leather Couch

pillows on a brown leather sofa

A leather brown couch in a medium shade, when paired with patterned throw cushions, is an instantly classic style that will always be fresh and new. The medium shade isn’t as stark on the eyes as a dark brown couch and it’s not too light to the point that every little fleck of dirt is visible. It’s the perfect middleman between the various shades of brown, making this one ideal for numerous design themes.

15. Leather L-Shape

Custom Leather Ladson Sectional
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Increase the amount of sitting space in your living by going for a larger sofa. The attractive L-shape doesn’t take up as much room as a sectional couch. It provides ample seating and the option to lay out in more than one position; making this style of couch the best for a household of multiple people. Valuable floor space isn’t used up as it would be with a sectional, making this style of couch a top pick!

16. Patterned Couch

Modern interior design of living room with a sofa.

A subtle pattern is a great way to add style and class into your living room in one easy step! You don’t want a pattern that is over-the-top and tacky (looking like it would belong in a circus fun house) but an understated pattern can easily pick up the colors of the living room. stick to solid color décor to prevent competing patterns which can cause a dizzyingly effect which you definitely don’t want!

17. Full-Sized Leather Sectional

Modern Brown Leather Sectional Sofa with Retractable Headrests
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Invite all your friends over for a movie night when you have a full-sized leather sectional with adjustable and removable headrests. Don’t even worry about eating or drinking on the couch as leather is easily cleaned with a damp cloth and some mild detergent. Get comfy and adjust your headrest to suit your height (and encourage your friends to do the same) and be amazed at how much the right couch can make or break movie night.

18. Large Cushions

Brown two seated sofa beautiful dark ambience

Can you imagine anything better than flopping down on your oversized cushioned couch after a long day? We can’t either! These large cushions will not move around or be awkwardly placed under the head but instead, they will support and cradle the neck/shoulder region. This is a good and bad thing to be fair – good because you won’t have any aches or pains after laying down, bad because you won’t want to get up and do anything else!

19. Modern Couch

Unfurl Heavy Natch Brown Sofa Bed
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A modern looking couch with clean lines gets an even more updated look when luxurious brown fabric is used for the upholstery. If you have a couch that has been upholstered in fabric; always look into how to clean it so you can avoid having to cover the rich brown color with a blanket. You should be able to spot clean and/or steam clean this style of couch to keep it looking fresh and new.

20. Brown Leather Loveseat

Brown leather sofa and cushions in the living room in the house

A small brown leather loveseat gets a big makeover when you use decorative throw pillows on the seating surface. Think funky and bright patterns to make the brown leather stand out. The brown leather can get cold in the winter months so consider a funky patterned blanket as well to make it the greatest spot to curl up with a hot coffee while the snow swirls outside. Just like something out of a magazine or movie but it’s in your living room.

21. Low Sofa

Woolloomooloo Apartment
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A low sofa has never looked so good when placed inside an open-concept kitchen and living room with rustic elements all around the area! If you are decorating in a rustic farmhouse chic, you don’t want to ruin the overall look with the wrong couch. You want a low-slung, unassuming but comfortable couch that can easily move from the city to the countryside. Something that is fancy and ornate will look extremely out of place.

22. Low Brown Couch

Interior of the living room.

Offset a modern low seated couch with oversized throw pillows in a bright and cherry pattern while still keeping with the minimalist theme. These throw pillows provide support for the back which is imperative seeing as you don’t have a high back to offer the body the support it needs to prevent backaches. And of course, they are just so comfortable you won’t even worry about your back hurting as you will be too busy luxuriating in style.

23. Three-Piece Set

Sofa Three Pc Leather

If you have the floor space and room in your living room – why not invest in a three-piece set featuring all reclining models of a couch, loveseat, and chair? There is nothing better than being able to kick back and put your feet up while watching a movie or diving into the latest bestseller on your “must-read” list. A three-piece set offers yourself and your guests’ ample seating arrangements, ensuring no one is cramped up during a social function.

24. Brown and Grey

Interior of the living room. 3D illustration.

One of the best parts about brown furniture is its ability to adapt and match with other neutral colors; such as this brown couch and grey chair. The key to making this collaboration of colors work seamlessly is to use similar shades in terms of the lightness (or darkness). You want colors to match, not to jar against each other in terms of décor. The only exception to this rule is when you want colors to contrast against each other.

25. Textured Brown Couch

Lincoln Park West Lounge B
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Use your brown couch for style in your family room when you choose a heavily textured fabric that is soft to the touch and smooth to the body. The heavily textured fabric means it won’t pick up dirt easily but if spills occur – you better clean them fast as they can soak into the thick material and create some unsightly stains. But on the other side, you won’t have to worry about being uncomfortable on this couch.

26. Modern Brown Couch

Interior of the modern living room. 3D illustration.

Modern couches shy away from traditional design and instead use sloping arms with oversized cushions to draw the eye for an overall great visual. The oversized cushions provide a lot more support and comfort to the seated when compared to the couches of years gone by. The sloping arms increase the level of style and will provide a secure place to curl up while sitting on the couch.

27. Glenridge Rolled Arm Sofa

Glenridge Rolled Arms Sofa
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Deep brown, velvety material, stylish rolled arms, and wooden detailing for décor? Yes, please! This couch has it all when it comes to making an impact in your living room. It looks like something out of a magazine and something that should be in a museum as a showpiece but instead; this stellar and snazzy couch can be in your living room within days. Throw pillows in a lighter brown shade will make the material pop.

28. Brown Patterned Couch

Olympic Manor house modern traditional.
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Not the biggest fan of having one solid color in your living room as you plan for your couch to be the main centerpiece of your décor? Then tie it in with a lovely patterned couch in a brown and white shade. White and brown go extremely well together, allowing other colors to creep into the picture in terms of end table décor or hanging wall art. Avoid patterns in other areas of the room to prevent an unpleasant look.

29. Large L-Shaped Couch

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Perfect for a social butterfly is a large L-shaped couch that goes along one wall, dips into the corner, and follows along the rest of the adjoining wall. You definitely need to have ample space for this style of couch, as it will take up the majority of the living room even if it is placed flushed against the walls of the room. It will jut out into the open sections of the living room.

30. Quilted Back

Interior of the living room. 3D illustration.

A solitary brown couch gets an upgrade with microfleece fabric and a textured back in the form of a quilted pattern. Single buttons of the same brown shade indents in the middle of the design to contrast. The microfleece is soft as silk against the skin and the quilted pattern is attractive to the eyes. Keep in mind that microfleece can become warm to the touch after continuous sitting so pairing this with a gel-infused cover can promote air flow.

31. Piped Couch

Georgetown residence liz levin interiors.
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Set against a brightly patterned wall, this brown couch doesn’t get lost in the shuffle but instead competes in a stylish wall when the brown suede fabric has been finished with white piping along the seams. Suede is a classic material when it comes to anything from upholstery to clothing and it’s coming back into style in a major way. Get ahead of the design curve and present some modern contrasting to your visitors with a couch similar to the one shown here.

32. Matching Set

Interior of the living room. 3D illustration.

A matching set doesn’t always have to mean that both pieces are identical in terms of shade and style but instead it could mean that they are similar shades meant to complement each other! A little bit of contrast between the shades definitely jazzes things up and prevents them from being too “matchy-matchy” which can look dated. Stay on trend by investing in a matching set that has enough differences to allow each piece to stand on its own.

33. Cabin Style

Cabin Style Living Room
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In a room done entirely in wood, this brown couch fits right in with the cabin theme (including décor) with its earthy brown tones. Rustic, vintage, comfortable, and unassuming – this living just screams all of this and it looks like the perfect room to just sit down, relax, and kick your feet up in peace. At home in a mountaintop retreat or a fancy basement rec room; there is something about wood and browns that are timeless.

34. Bubbled Arms

Modern interior with a beautiful furniture

Luxurious and soft brown leather has a new twist when you notice the bubbled arms on this couch. The arms are stuffed on the side towards the seating area for comfort. With arms like this, you can either increase the cushion by adding throw pillows or comfortably sit and rest in peace without them. These stuffed arms help the seated to rise from the position as well as they support the body during longer periods of time.

35. Cracked Leather

Cracked Leather couch.
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For the rustic look, but with a brand new piece of furniture, look for a brown couch that has been covered with a cracked and distressed leather. This style of couch has been specially treated to ensure that the leather won’t crack any further and maintain its distressed look. It is ideal for the rustic haven in the form of a cabin or cottage; or for a rec room where your children and their friends tend to hang out.

36. Velvet

Traditional Living Room
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Velvet has been making a major comeback in the terms of a fabric choice and couches are no different. It’s soft, it’s comforting, and it’s smooth with great style possibilities. Luxurious and elegant at the same time, this style of couch is never going out of style. It’s warm, it’s cozy, and it suits any current and future design themes you can think of.

37. Earth Tones

brown modern couch and wood bookcase in a living room

Mother Nature always looks good right? Then recreate this level of style in your living room by matching a deep brown couch with bright sunshine yellow throw pillows! The bright yellow color draws the eyes in and its been proven that this shade is a mood booster. Feel instantly alert and happier when you surround yourself with a cocoon of softness that is your couch plus pillows. choose a lightly patterned rug in similar shades to bring the look together.

38. Brown and Wood Mix

Masculine and Colorful
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Vintage material and wooden frames that encompass the entirety of exterior of the couch make this a welcome addition to any room of the home. Vintage-inspired furniture with modern elements are always chic and they are always being sought after by interior designers around the country. That is because these timeless styles are always in vogue, allowing the owner to proudly show off their living and their home.

39. Flared Arm Sofa

Ambrister 85 Flared Arm Sofa

Combine style and comfort when you have a flared arm sofa filled with high-resiliency sponge that has been wrapped in a thick poly fiber for softness! The sponge cradles and contours to the body to prevent aches and pains that can arise from being in the same position for an extended period of time. The thick poly fiber not only provides softness to the couch; it also prevents the seat from sinking into the cushions which can be quite uncomfortable.

40. Bubble Brown Sofa

Sofa and armchairs in a minimalist lounge

Not sure if brown is the color you are going for when it comes to your living room? How about a brown bubble sofa? Filled with cushiony goodness, of course. Sometimes when you use a classic color such as brown, you need to use something else to dress it up and make it wow those who walk in the room. That is why this bubble brown sofa is alluring – the design draws you in, the color makes you stay.

41. Brown Contrast Piece

Brown Contrast Piece
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When you are using a lot of different colors in your living room, you can use your brown couch to tie together the overall look in harmony. It’s the type of neutral color that can hold its own against other shades – it’s not as dark and dreary as black, it’s not easily washed out or overpowered like grey, and it’s not as stark as white. It’s in the middle of all of these; making it the perfect neutral.

42. Vintage Leather Sofa

Wooden table in front of leather sofa with pink blanket.

Leather gets an upgrade when you choose a sofa in a vintage, distressed finish that looks aged but isn’t. Offset the texture with solid colors in both blankets and throw pillows. These styles of sofas have been specially treated to avoid further ripping or tearing of the material and the current distressed fabric was created by a machine (or by hand), not by time – making this couch one that will last for a good long while.

43. Cushioned Brown

Cushioned Brown in a living room.
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This boxy but swanky brown couch with its soft fabric becomes ten times more inviting when you look at the thick throw pillows with light blue patterns. Blue and brown pair extremely well together, regardless if you use light or dark shades. This is because they pick up on the undertones of each other, allowing the right contrast that you want in a room where you relax the most – the living room.

44. Long Leather Couch

Vintage living room sofa

Rustic and inspiring for a simple cabin lifestyle, this long leather couch (and matching recliner) looks right at home in front of a big picture window showcasing images from the outside. You will need an open-concept room or larger living room for this one however, as it is long and fairly big in terms of width. If you are working with a smaller space, try to find a smaller version or consider a loveseat and recliner.

45. Suede Brown Sectional

View of living room with comfortable sofa and antique chair

Looking to increase the amount of seating space in your living room? Then look into sectional couches that combine the best parts of a chaise lounge and a couch into one furniture piece. The best part of a sectional is that it can also double as a spare bed in times of unexpected house guests. The chaise lounge part is great for snuggling down and catching twenty winks while you can fit someone on the couch part when necessary.

46. Korona Upholstered Sofa

Korona Upholstered Sofa
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Instantly up the level of comfort and snugness in your living room with a chenille upholstered couch with plump cushions that just beg you to have a nap on them. The soft and snuggly chenille material is warm enough to allow you to forgo a blanket and the cushions have enough stuffing in them to warrant the lack of pillows. Basically, this sofa is all you need in the living room for a grand Sunday afternoon nap.

47. Rustic Wooden Couch

rustic living room with stone floor and boiserie

For a true rustic, cabin look – leave out the detailing and strip your couch down to basics.  Cushions, wooden base, and throw pillows for a complete overhaul of your living room. That’s all you would have in your cabin retreat so that is all you will need in your living room if you are going for the minimalist, rustic-inspired look. The best part about this look is that you can dress it up or down with ease.

48. Leather Couch

Lincoln Faux Leather Wide Square Arm Sofa

Leather couches are ideal for socializing as they are easily cleaned and you can remove stains in seconds. Liquid won’t soak into the material but instead run off, making cleanup a breeze. Leather can heat up in the warmer months and cool completely down in the winter months so you definitely want to have a blanket on hand for both occasions. This is prime time, however, to play into your current design theme!

49. Harrison Three-Piece Leather Set

Harrison 3-piece Leather Set - Sofa
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Get the most for your dollar when you purchase a bulk order of a three-piece set couch set. These sets should come with the couch, the loveseat, and an easy chair. You will need enough floor space to comfortably set all three of these into position but once you have them arranged? You definitely have more than enough ample seating for everyone in your household as well as room for future guests!

50. Greenery and Brown Couch

Greenery and Brown Couch

Bring Mother Nature inside when you choose to combine luxe brown leather couches with lots of hanging plants. The greenery increases air quality while adding an earthy touch to your décor. Hanging plants also have the additional bonus of naturally purifying the air, removing toxins such as allergens, dust, and other particles; they then transform this carbon dioxide into healthy, clean air. So not only are they gorgeous, they can help you breathe cleaner and easier.

51. Serta Palisades Sofa

Serta Palisades 78 Sofa in Brown
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A full-sized sofa is the best way to increase the amount of sitting spaces in your rec room or family room and when they have large, stuffed cushions like this one? Perfection. You will find yourself just itching to get home and curl up (or flake out) on these large cushions. It’s the perfect place to give yourself a 10-minute reset before handling your nighttime duties. And you will be doing this reset in style, without a doubt.

52. Corduroy Brown Sofa

Corduroy Brown Sofa

One fabric that has faded a bit in terms of popularity but has been enjoying a comeback is definitely corduroy. Updated in terms of modern lines – corduroy is a great way to add texture to your décor. This rich and luxurious fabric is ideal to add a dash of something extra to your otherwise solid color couch. Vacuuming keeps it looking fresh but if you have pets – beware of their nails as it can hook the corduroy and rip it.

Brown Couch Decorating Ideas

53. Sofa Arm Cover

Sideli Anti-Slip Brown Sofa Cover

Combine practicality and style in one easy step when you use an anti-slip sofa arm cover with a gorgeous brown design. These covers will protect the arms of your couch from wear and tear, rips and stains. Years of continuous use and the arms of the couch will still be looking brand new. You can even purchase full-sized couch covers that protect not only the arms of the couch but also the entire body.

54. Rolled Pillows

Clinchport 58 Wide Faux Leather Square Arm Loveseat

Whoever decreed that all your throw pillows had to be square or rectangle? What about matching fabric throw pillows in a modern roll? Great for placing under the neck for support. They allow the head and neck to stay elevated even when in a laid down position, preventing aches and pains that could arise during a prolonged stay in the same position. For example, when you are laid down reading or watching a program on the television.

55. Funky Décor

Funky Décor
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When you use brown as a base color in your living, you are able to take liberties with your décor because of the neutral palette. Think bear-shaped rugs, bright throw pillows, wall art, and more. This style of living room is great for showcasing your creative side and artistic vision – remember, décor doesn’t have to be boring but if you are the one spending the majority of time in the room? Then you want it to be reflective of your personality.

56. Vintage Trunk

Sexy man in loft space

Continue the rustic theme in terms of décor that you are going for by converting a vintage trunk into a coffee table. Easy, ideal, and great for that man-cave. Leave the internal section of the trunk open to be used for additional living storage – keep movies, cods, magazines, remotes, and more in this trunk to prevent clutter on the coffee table (and from misplacing something). Stain the trunk into a deep rich brown color to match in with the couch.

57. Couch Futon in Brown

YAHEETECH Convertible Sofa Bed

The best thing about a couch futon? It easily converts into a bed for those moments you have unexpected overnight guests while still looking great whether it’s in a sofa or bed position. While the majority of futons aren’t meant for continuous bed use (unless you purchase the proper one); they are great for one night while offering your guests their own place to sleep. They tend to open up into at least a full-size mattress, if not larger.

58. Marble Lamp

Interior of light room with cozy furniture.

It’s the subtle touches that sometimes make the best décor as evidenced by this marble lamp picking up the colors of the couch to tie the look of the living room together. It’s the little details sometimes that bring the room together and finish off hazardous décor into something polished that looks as if it could be featured in any interior design publication. The key to making this work is to pick up the colors of the furniture.

59. Unconventional Coffee Table

Unconventional Coffee Table
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Brown is such a neutral color, it becomes the best background color for displaying unconventional pieces. Check out this fossilized coffee table with the brown couch in the background for inspiration. Sometimes, the couch isn’t the focal point of the room but instead, it acts as the background that blurs the décor to feature the main star of attraction, such as this fossilized coffee table. With décor such as this, you don’t want competition from your couch.

60. Monochrome Color Scheme

Remodeled Arizona Farmhouse
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Brown has so many shades on the color wheel, it’s no wonder that you can easily do a monochrome color scheme with it! Use shades from one end of the spectrum to the other for the best results. This allows for subtle contrasts of color while all being in the same color family so it’s not jarring on the eyes but a modern and polished finished look instead. Have fun with your designs and go with your instincts.

61. Bright Patterned Rug

Beautiful set of luxury brown leather sofa

Tie together your brown color scheme by choosing a large area rug in a bright pattern that features other colors outside of brown. For example, these brown furniture pieces look right at home with a bright red area rug. The combination of deep brown and rich red is beautiful to look at in just a picture so imagine how stunning it is in person, especially when it’s your living in your own home.

62. Exposed Glass

Metropolitan refined traditional living room.
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If you live in a place with lots of exposed glass and natural light, allow these views to do the talking instead of competing with your décor. Plush throw blankets allow you to curl up and watch the day change to night. Natural light not only reduces your utility bill as you won’t need to use lamps as much but it can also heat up the immediate area around the exposed glass – reducing your heat bill as well.

63. Steel Light Fixture

Interior of the living room. 3D illustration.

Your brown couch doesn’t have to be the only thing in the room with this color – check out this hanging light fixture with a polished brown finish and multiple stainless steel globes. This is an ideal example of how well the minimalist look can look completely modern, smooth, and sleek. It doesn’t feature a lot of contrasting colors or loud visuals but instead, it’s natural to the eyes and brings the room together nicely to a stunning conclusion.

64. Brick Red Tones

Downtown Farmhouse
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One guaranteed color to match, contrast, and combine beautifully with brown in any décor project is brick red. Use this color for your finishing touches against a brown couch set. When you use color inspiration from outside your window (think the rich colors of the autumn season) – you definitely can’t go wrong! Everything comes together in perfect, natural harmony and can easily be dressed up or down with the right artwork.

65. Beaton Faux Leather Square Arm Loveseat

Beaton 49 Wide Faux Leather Square Arm Loveseat

Want to go back a few decades when it comes to your décor? Then you want to check out this vintage square arm loveseat that looks like it was taken out of the swinging sixties with updated faux leather fabric. Vintage is in – in a major way. Take it a step further and find a vintage piece at your local resale store to lessen your carbon footprint. Repurpose it, upholster it, and enjoy it to its fullest potential.

66. Patterns and Greenery

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We’ve mentioned a couple of times how brown is the perfect neutral color for your living room and it’s definitely showcased here when you break down each individual element. The greenery, the patterns, the floor lamps = beautiful. Hanging plants, tableside plants, and just plants in general can be some of the greatest décor in the home. Not just for the living room, surround each room with greenery and smell as the house takes on a subtle, airy fragrance.

67. Fringed Sofa

Fringed Sofa
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One unexpected place you would not think to put a fringe but after seeing it, it makes total sense? The bottom of your brown sofa. The eye is then drawn to the bright red throw pillows. Fringe isn’t boring or ancient anymore as it is no longer the garnish fringe of decades gone by – it’s more classic and unassuming, making it a favorite of a lot of furniture designers. Use a tightly knit rug to avoid an eyesore.

68. Converted Garage

Converted Garage
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A converted garage gets a true living room makeover when paired with an armless tan leather couch and a glass coffee table. Natural light allows each piece to shine. To make this style of couch a tad more comfortable, use oversized throw pillows in the middle. Choose a contrasting color that allows the glass coffee table to reflect it around the room.

69. Glass Details

Glass Details living room.
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Glass furniture when combined with a brown living room couch is not only stylish and modern but extremely easy on the eyes for all visitors and residents of the home. You will see more stains and smudges on glass furniture so use an all-natural glass cleaner to keep that glass sparkling and clear. Coasters in an accent color for your brown couch also work amazing!

70. Electric Mix

Electric Mix
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Bright colors find their home with brown furniture. This bubble arm chair is just a piece in this mixture of bright blue, bright yellow, patterns, bordered mirrors, and more. Use solid color knickknacks and throw pillows to tone down the bright colors if desired or allow them to shine and speak for themselves. A neutral wall is a great background for a couch such as this! Have fun with your decorating and bring out your creative side!

71. Wall Art

Wall Art
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On an otherwise blank wall, display two large hanging pictures with a minimalist frame and place your light sand leather couch underneath them to allow the art to do the talking without competition. It’s your decision on how bright the wall hangings are. You can choose minimal color artwork or explode color off your walls with a bright and cheery scene – think a scenic image or a scene from a movie.

72. Full Wall Art

Full Wall Art
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Bring your décor to life and together by installing a full wall of artwork in a black and white setting. Brighten up the room with the use of colorful throw pillows and floating wall shelves to display personal photos. Bonus points if you choose throw pillows that pick up the colors of the artwork in small ways. Make sure the borders of the picture frames are rich brown as well to match into the couch (without being overly matchy).

73. Exotic Theme

Global inspired interior
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One of the greatest things about having a brown couch in your living room is that you are able to complete an exotic theme with ease! Jungle themes, nature scenes, futuristic scenes; all are definitely possible in various ways when you use brown as your main color as it is really one of the forgotten neutral colors. People tend to think of neutral as white, black, and grey then forget about brown!

74. Exposed Wood

First floor secondary living space.
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If you have a living room with exposed wood in terms of the ceiling, you want to continue with this open concept and increase the visual look of the space. Use light brown couches to accomplish this. The exposed wood opens up the room, allowing for more space to play with décor and colors in your living room. Just take care not to compete with the natural beauty of the wood and instead embrace it with rich, deep browns.

75. Throw Pillow and Throw Blanket

Couch sofa, pillow and a blanket.

Couches, especially brown ones, are the best place to display a matching throw pillow and blanket in a coordinating color. Of course, the wine bottle and glasses are also a great option! If wine isn’t your thing, then imagine how gorgeous this scene would be with a sterling silver tray holding white china mugs, a stainless steel French Press for coffee (or teapot with curling steam rising). You can feel the relaxing vibes just oozing from this mental image.

76. Paneled Coffee Table

Brown sofa and armchair in country style interior.

You can easily bring the entire look of a room together when you use light wooden furniture, such as this paneled coffee table and wooden decorative urns. Wooden décor is easily transformed whenever you decide it’s time to change up the theme of the room and want to feature something different. It doesn’t have to be limited to just the living room either – wooden décor goes room to room with class.

77. Hanging Light Fixture

Hanging Light Fixture

When you check out this example, the first thing you notice is the hanging light fixture that is both big on style and texture. Then you notice the light pinky brown couch that offers the room a pop of color! Let a light fixture such as this one be the focal point of the room and avoid a confusing clash of décor by competing against it with other colors in the form of the furniture or additional artwork.

78. Personalized Throw Pillow

Personalized throw pillows displayed on your suede brown couch is a great way to showcase facets of your personality and hobbies. You can make these yourself with the right patterns and a steady sewing hand or you can support a small business by purchasing online. Visit your local craft fair to find unique pieces. Another option would be to commission your own customized throw pillows from a local artist or seamstress.

79. Blue Throw Pillows

Love seat couch sofa

Solid color throw pillows always look great when displayed on a light brown couch with plump cushions. This example uses baby blue but any color would pop against the fabric.

80. Finnala Loveseat

Finnala Loveseat
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With this leather couch, you get a clean design and multiple options in terms of the sizing and seating surface. Place white throw pillows on the cushions against the arms to continue the clean lines. Try to find the throw pillows in an easily cleaned material as white will show every little speck of dirt and the smallest stain. One way to avoid this is to use throw pillow covers that can be machine washed with your regular laundry.

81. Exposed Beams

Interior design series: classic rustic living room

Exposed wooden support beams and large glass windows gives this room the appearance of nature creeping in. you don’t want to compete with this natural beauty, so a long and low brown couch is always the best bet. When you are exposed to this much nature just outside the window, continue that color theme by featuring blue throw pillows on your brown couch. It’s almost as if nature decided to come in for a visit.

82. Large Area Rug

Large area rug

Finish a new décor look in your living room by installing a large area floor rug that combines the color scheme you are going for. Check out this block patterned area rug that features multiple brown shades. These large rugs also provide somewhere to place your cold toes to keep them warm on those chilly winter mornings. So not only do they provide a finishing piece for décor, they have a practical use as well.

83. Quilted Sectional

Morabo sofa with chaise.
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A quilted sectional looks right at home when you use throw pillows and cozy blankets as the decorative pieces. However, these decorative pieces can be used as practical items as well so you definitely get your money’s worth! When it comes to renovating a room such as the living room, you want pieces that not only look stunning but they will have functional uses as well to make the expense justifiable.

84. Contemporary Living Room

Modern living room
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Brown leather has never looked so fresh when combined with a wooden coffee table, beige floor lamp, gold decorative storage tables, and greenery poking out in sporadic places. Take inspiration from vintage looks while providing modern conveniences such as the additional storage options in the living room. The floor lamps provide a larger swath of illumination then traditional end table lamps but they aren’t as harsh on the eyes as overhead lighting.

85. Jocelyn Leather Sofa

Jocelyn Leather Sofa
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This sleek, modern, and clean brown leather sofa has overstuffed cushions on both the arms and the back for a truly comfortable experience! Sit back, take a load off, kick off your shoes, and dive into that book that you’ve been promising yourself you would read. A couch such as this practically demands you do this exact thing so you might as well listen!


Make brown exciting and fresh while being used in your home with some of these handy ideas and tips that we’ve discussed today. It can be quite easy to dress up your living room with a centerpiece brown couch in a rich material and then use brown décor around the room to bring it all together.

Have you recently decorated using earthy tones, including brown or purchased a new brown couch? We want to know or if you have some other brown décor ideas – we want to know that as well. Simply drop us a comment below! As always, please feel free to share this article with anyone you think would enjoy it!

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