When you think of living room designs, chances are that you will think about bright, bold colors. However, if you’re anything like me, chances are that you’ll also think of neutral colors and patterns. I find that one of the best things about decorating with brown is that it doesn’t have to be this way. If you let yourself think outside the box, there are many different living room decorating ideas that can be done with a brown theme. In fact, I believe that this color has so many possibilities that it’s almost shocking that more people don’t use it for their space!
One of the most common living room designs that uses brown involves using varying shades of brown and adding frills and trim. You can do this in any room, but I’ve seen it work particularly well in bathrooms. If you have a bathroom that has a very modern design to it, then this would be the perfect room to incorporate brown into. If you use brown paint on the walls, then you will be adding a little bit of natural fiber to the room as well. While you are at it, you could even add some plants to the space as well.
Another thing to consider when decorating with brown is to look for furniture with a brownish color. This can include shelving, end tables, coffee tables, dressers, armoires, chests, and even mirrors. The type of furniture you choose will depend on the decor in the room and the overall feel you want to create. Of course, it’s going to depend on the specific look you are trying to achieve as well, including the style and era of the pieces you choose to use.
Of course, if you are looking to get a true brown room, then you will need to use something darker such as chocolate brown. This color will go great in a living room that also has a very rustic or country feel to it. Dark woodworking furniture is a wonderful option for this style of room, as is an aged texture. Remember that you can complement almost any color of furniture with brown paint, so feel free to mix and match different shades from one shade to another.
If you prefer modern colors but still want a touch of brown in the design, you should consider using black or dark brown. This can compliment many types of living room furniture and will add a nice touch of sophistication to the room. Again, feel free to choose a design theme for your room that you like, so you can get inspiration for color and design. There are countless websites and books available to help you plan out your design and find inspiration.
As mentioned before, if you are looking for a more antique design, then you may want to consider going with brown as your primary color, then adding more accent colors as you see fit. It is important to pick furniture and accessories that will not only work in the room, but also add to the overall decor of the room. Some great choices for antique pieces would be old French furniture, and if you are feeling especially daring, you could even decide to use reproductions of French furniture. You can create a very elegant and romantic feel in your living room, while still keeping it a place for entertaining guests.
Of course, you can always go with a more bold color in the living room. A bold color like red is always a great option for living room designs, as it instantly adds a vibrant and dramatic flair to the room. One thing to keep in mind though is that if you choose to use more dramatic colors in the living room, it will be much easier to have an actual “fire” or “smoke” in the room. Some individuals may find this to be a bit too much in their home. However, if you are looking for a very dramatic design for your living room, then darker hues of red and brown may work well.
These living room designs will only be limited by your imagination. One of the best things about choosing a modern color for your living room is that there are endless possibilities. You have so many different shapes, colors, and sizes that you can easily choose one that will fit well in your home. If you do not have a lot of space, then a two-seater might be a perfect fit for you. If you have a larger home, then a three-seater may be just what you need in order to make the most out of the space you have available.
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