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23 Brown-Inspired Living Room Ideas

Welcome to our site where you will find beautiful living rooms designed in many shades of brown. Brown has been labeled the color of 2023, so now is the time to start getting inspired. Be sure to scroll through our hand picked interior photos so you can read all about the details of each design. We hope our site will ignite creativity on your new journey.


1. Minimal Wood-Inspired Living Space

A spacious living space with a modern single couch and a small coffee table set on the side. The room also has a fireplace.

This airy living room is spacious and minimal with a single chaise sectional sofa in beige and a small cocktail table. The black wood-burning stove is the focal point of the space and it is surrounded by natural wood paneled walls and ceiling.  I love all the modern globe pendants hanging from the ceiling, they seem like an art installation and add a layer of depth to the minimal design.

2. Picturesque Modern Living Room

A small rustic living space with a wooden wall and a wooden fireplace, along with a large widescreen TV just above it. The area boasts a brown leather couch that looks so comfy.

This cozy rustic living space features asymmetrical wood framed windows and solid stone fireplace. You can lounge in the modern caramel brown leather sofa or lounge chair and stare out those picture windows onto the gorgeous greenery and water. Large antlers hang high above the sofa and framed Elvis art above the fireplace complete the simple and cozy design.

3. Cozy Brown & White Living Room

Lots of great textures layered in this cozy living room design. I love the dark wood built-in and backboard around the fireplace, it pops off the light Moroccan-style tile. All the white books and accessories really compliment the dark wood built-ins. The blue patterned rug layered under the Mid-Century chair and Burlwood coffee table adds depth and style to the room. 

4. Spectacular Views in this Modern Family Room 

Large modern family living space featuring a stylis sofa set along with a pair of modern chairs. There's also a fireplace.

Your eyes will surely be drawn to the city and ocean line, in this spacious family room, which features a built-in wood sofa paired with two contemporary armchairs for ample seating. A low modern fireplace wall and Mid-Century-inspired built-ins for extra storage. The large neutral rug adds texture to the design along with the wood & metal beam ceiling. 

5. Underground Vibe Living Space

Large modern living space featuring hardwood flooring and wooden walls. It has a large modern sofa set with a large flat-screen TV set in front, along with a coffee table set on the far side, lighted by gorgeous pendant lights.

This modern living room has an underground feel with the location of the windows on the very top.  The floor and walls are covered in a medium tone wood and the custom media cabinet spans entire wall in a more rustic wood.  A large gray sectional sofa provides ample seating and the recessed lights and black arched floor lamp,  add ambient lighting to complete the design. 

6. Refined Sophisticated Living Room

This refined living room is meticulously curated which creates a sophisticated overall design. I love the dark chocolate painted walls, they set the tone for a warm, yet dramatic look. The furniture is an eclectic mix of an upholstered sofa and settee paired with a velvet armchair and leather ottomans. I think the layering of the vintage rug and patterned drapes add so much texture into the design. The beautifully placed olive tree, gallery-like wall art and lighting choices really complete this sophisticated living space.  

7. Media-Inspired Family Room

Large modern family living space featuring a stunning theater-style sofa set in front of a large widescreen TV on the wooden wall.

This modern modern  living space feels like it would be a great place to curl up and watch a movie with the family. Lots of wood elements featured, mix well with the large glass doors that let in the gorgeous greenery outdoors. The sofa is a theater-style set in front of the large widescreen TV and the large ottomans allow you to kick up your feet, and relax for the evening. 

8.  Jungle-Themed Living Room

Huge living space with an elegantly decorated flooring and a sofa set with rattan frames and soft cushion seats and backrests.

This spacious living space has an indoor-outdoor feeling with all the large picture windows letting in light and greenery. The intricate tile flooring adds color and interest with the more casual wicker furniture. Unique art installations and lots of planters create a jungle like feel in this indoor oasis. 

9. Elegantly Charmed Living Room

This elegant and charming living room is painted in a rich brown tone that allows the white armchairs to pop in the design. Large sketched-art is framed and flanks the fireplace that has a decorative gold mirror hanging above. I think the low hanging light sconces on the sides of fireplace are an interesting choice for placement.  I love the printed ottoman used as a cocktail table between the smaller chairs and the antique coffee table is a great choice to complete this elegant design. 

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10. Stylish & Spacious Living Room
Large formal living room featuring brown flooring and a brown fireplace, along with a pair of long couches and a rectangular center table.

This spacious living space is impeccably designed for comfort and entertaining. Matching tufted sofas, velvet accent chairs and a modern leather chaise provide ample seating as you engage in conversation with guests. The stunning stone fireplace wall is the main focal point and the custom drapes add texture the the room. Lots of accessories help complete this comfortable living space. 

11. Eclectic Relaxed Living Room

Large formal living room with a wooden shed ceiling with beams. The room offers a fireplace with a large gray sofa set and a glass top center table on top of a blue area rug.

This largeliving room has a dark wood shed ceiling with exposed beams and a stone fireplace wall. Beautiful screen art displayed behind the tufted sofa adds a unique layer to this eclectic design. Lots of natural light entering through the many windows that surround the space. The fireplace mantle is a bit unusual with stone columns holding up the wood mantle, this might have been created after the design was completed. 

12. Contemporary Brown-Infused Living Room

Large formal living space with a brown sofa set and a stylish tray ceiling. The room also offers a fireplace and a brown area rug.

The unique wood tray ceiling in this formal living space adds an unusual dimension to the space.  The monochromatic palette of the furniture blends well with the beige and brown walls and pops off the rust area rug. I like the contrast of the white stone fireplace against the chocolate walls and dark built-in cabinet. Lots of light coming in from all the windows and great ambience coming from the recessed lights. 

13. Indoor-Outdoor Style Living Room

A spacious formal living room featuring a brown sofa set and a stylish area rug. The room offers a large fireplace and built-in shelves.

This indoor-outdoor living room features matching sofa and armchairs all with a solid wood base.  and a stylish area rug. The slightly slanted ceiling creates a modern effect and the floating wood shelves inside the stone fireplace wall are a functional part of the design. I love how you can completely open the wall to the outside and listen to the flow of the beautiful water feature. 

14. Alluring & Relaxing Living Room

This formal living space features hardwood flooring and a brown fireplace with built-in shelving on the side. The large brown comfy couch is set in front of the fireplace.

This spacious living space has hardwood flooring and a stunning wall featuring a stone fireplace and light wood mantle with built-in shelves.  A large brown velvet sofa to lounge in while you curl up in front of the fireplace. There is no shortage of natural light coming in through all those gorgeous windows off by the piano room. 

15. Halston-Inspired Contemporary Living Room

Large contemporary living room featuring a white sofa set and a large modern fireplace, along with a custom ceiling and walls.

You might feel like you stepped back into the 1970’s in this chic stylized space. I love all wood elements and architectural design on the walls which extends all the way to the ceiling. The large white sofas provide ample seating as well as the caramel lounger and floor pillows. Lots of overhead lighting all around and a projector in the ceiling, which I assume projects movies onto the opposite wall. 

16. Charming Modern-Influenced Living Room

This charming modern living room nestled among beautiful tall trees has a warm and inviting design. The dark leather Mies Van Der Rohe chair is like art paired with a plush rug and caramel leather sectional sofa. Dark brown painted walls gives a cocoon-like feel and makes the white built-in cabinets and floating shelves really pop. You will want to sit and enjoy the fireplace and view all day in this charming living space.

17. Caribbean-Inspired Living Room

Large formal living room featuring a white couch and a round center table set on a stylish brown rug. The room is surrounded by brown walls. It also has a fireplace.

The animal print armchairs set the tone for this living room which combines natural and modern elements to create a Caribbean-style design. A relaxed white sofa paired with a herringbone jute rug and wood coffee table make the room feel earthy and inviting.  A brown painted accent wall pops off the remaining white walls and white drapes. I love all the textured accessories and framed art, they complete the design.

18. Mountain Retreat Living Room

Large family living space featuring a cozy sofa set and a large stone fireplace with a widescreen TV on the side.

This cozy family living space features a two-tone velvet chaise sectional for ample seating and leather armchairs where guests can sit around and warm by the stone fireplace.  A vintage trunk serves as a coffee table and brown drapes layer the large window and can be drawn to black out the sun if needed. Antlers and candlesticks adorn the fireplace mantle and the wood coffered ceiling adds depth to the overall design.

19. Mid-Century Style Living Space

Large family living space featuring hardwood flooring and brown walls. It has a sofa bed and a brown leather couch lighted by a floor lamp.

This large modern space features a living room and guest bed with red-toned hardwood flooring and brown walls. A caramel leather tuxedo sofa is paired with three glass cube coffee tables that can be moved around if need be. Mid-Century armchairs and side table for additional seating and a vintage chrome arched floor lamp for ambient lighting. Off to the corner you’ll see a large daybed which serves as the bedroom area of this space and a wall of windows across the room for natural light to stream in. 

20. Dome-Inspired Artists Living Room

A spacious living space with hardwood floors and a stunning custom ceiling, lighted by fancy ceiling lights. The room offers a stylish set of seats.You immediately feel like you’ve stepped into an artist exhibit when entering this modern, yet spacious living space. Dome-like wood textured ceiling has  large abstract light installations hanging over entire space.  A large brick fireplace wall is the backdrop for the stainless modern fireplace and wood shiplap covers the remaining walls. Large tufted yellow armchairs and ottoman for seating and small red stools make for an interesting addition to this sparse modern design.

21. Traditional Light-Filled Living Room

Large formal living room with a brown and white color scheme. The room offers a white sofa set with a stylish brown center table along with a fireplace.

This spacious and traditionally designed living room has rich wood moulding and matching wood floors throughout. with a brown and white color scheme. White matching sofas  and triple white layered plush rugs really pop off the wood flooring. A textured wood coffee table centers the room and the large pitched exposed-beam ceiling creates a lofty-vibe in this traditional design.

22. Rocky Mountain Chalet Living Room

A large formal living room featuring hardwood flooring and a tall wooden ceiling with exposed beams. The room offers classy seats and a large stone fireplace.

This grand chalet-style living room features gorgeous mountain views and a cozy rustic charm. There is a massive stone fireplace wall that serves as the focal point of this room  and it’s surrounded by upholstered sofas and leather high-back chairs. A beautiful craftsmen-inspired light fixture hangs in the center of the exposed beam pitched-roof ceiling.  Lots of accessories and plush throw pillows complete the cozy and homy feel in this mountain-inspired living space. 

23. Monochromatic Elegant Living Room

There is a monochromatic color scheme in this elegant living space with brown velvet sofa and brown stripe high-back armchairs. Brown painted walls and drapes add texture to the room and the gorgeous black & brick inlay fireplace is really the show stopper in this beautifully design room. I love all the accessories throughout, they add a layer of warmth and complete the overall elegant feel.

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