When it comes to sofas, people often prefer buying the classic brown couch. Partly because they are practical, and stain-proof (because of their dark color). But what are the things that you can use to team up with a brown couch to make your living room work?
Due to its rich cocoa shade, decorating with a brown couch can seem to be an overwhelming task. However, that doesn’t mean it has to be hard! To help you get the most out of your brown couch, we bring you 8 profound ways to make that sofa work.
1. Lighten Up
A dark brown sofa can look like a dark patch if not paired up cleverly. One of the easiest ways to make that brown sofa work is by painting the wall in pale hues. Additionally, reduce the impact of the brown couch by placing light-colored furniture, accessories, and artwork around it. For instance, in the above picture, the potted plants in the room reduce the impact of the brown couch.
2. Bright and Fresh
Another ingenious way to decorate with a brown sofa is by turning the surroundings into fresh and crisp white. So, don’t refrain from using lots of white! In the living room above, the white walls and the Roman window blind make the living room appear warm and welcoming.
3. Welcome Warm Tones
Brown is a neutral tone that works well with other warm shades. Think vibrant colors like yellow and burnt sienna to team up with a brown sofa. In the above picture, for example, the designer has used yellow sofas to reduce the impact of the large brown couch. Additionally, the pastel-colored background and the golden-framed gallery wall makes the room feel lighter and breezier!
Another way to decorate with a brown sofa is by pairing it up with a nature-inspired palette. For instance, the living room, shown above looks perfect, thanks to the large indoor plants, the wooden coffee table, and the warm lighting.
5. Cool It
Brown works great with cooler shades like green and blue. In here, the designer has generously used shades of green across a room anchored by a brown sofa. The green makes the room appear light and airy.
6. Color Pop
Whoever said decorating with a brown couch is difficult has not seen this living room. The brown couch feels right at home, in this colorful room.
7. Embrace It
Who said you need to hide that brown couch! In the above picture, the designer has amplified the impact of the rich cocoa shade of the sofa with a brown backdrop whereas, the crisp white ceiling balances out the room.
8. Contrast Works
While decorating with a brown couch, always remember that you need to work with the color, not against it. Create dramatic contrast by using different shades of brown, teamed with a white ceiling and window trims.