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80 Living Room Examples with Brown Couches (Photos)


Brown is a calming color and the fact it's a color found throughout nature makes it a terrific sofa color for a living room. See these living rooms with brown couches to get ideas about which types of living room designs and color schemes go well with this color of a sofa.

Vintage living room with brown leather couch

I have to admit I’m surprised by the limited number of living rooms with brown couches I have in our mammoth collection of living room designs and photos.  When I decided to cover this topic (which is quite popular – see trend chart below), I thought it would be easier to find far more photos that I did.

That said, I restricted selections for this gallery to only the nicest looking living rooms.  I wanted to make this a collection of the finest living room designs with a brown sofa and not just a large gallery with good and bad designs.  Enjoy.

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A modish living room with a luxurious brown sofa set and a stylish fireplace. The glass windows overlook the beautiful surroundings.

A modish living room with a luxurious brown sofa set and a stylish fireplace. The glass windows overlook the beautiful surroundings.

This living room boasts classy brown walls and a leather sofa set along with a charming center table. The room also features comfy carpet flooring and a fireplace.

This living room boasts classy brown walls and a leather sofa set along with a charming center table. The room also features comfy carpet flooring and a fireplace.

Large formal living room boasting a classy set of seats and a beautiful rug covering the hardwood flooring. There's a large fireplace as well, keeping the space warm.

Large formal living room boasting a classy set of seats and a beautiful rug covering the hardwood flooring. There’s a large fireplace as well, keeping the space warm.

Spacious living room with a brown set of seats set on the white rug covering the hardwood flooring. The ceiling is very attractive too.

Spacious living room with a brown set of seats set on the white rug covering the hardwood flooring. The ceiling is very attractive too.

Small living room with comfy seats and a stylish rug on top of the hardwood flooring.

Small living room with comfy seats and a stylish rug on top of the hardwood flooring.

A classy living room featuring brown carpet flooring and a lovely set of seats. The high ceiling adds elegance to the room.

A classy living room featuring brown carpet flooring and a lovely set of seats. The high ceiling adds elegance to the room.

Spacious living room featuring a cozy sofa set and a large fireplace with a TV on the brick wall. The hardwood flooring looks perfect together with the room's style.

Spacious living room featuring a cozy sofa set and a large fireplace with a TV on the brick wall. The hardwood flooring looks perfect together with the room’s style.

A formal living room featuring a brick-style fireplace and a high vaulted ceiling along with the hardwood flooring and a comfy set of seats.

A formal living room featuring a brick-style fireplace and a high vaulted ceiling along with the hardwood flooring and a comfy set of seats.

Small living room with stylish carpet flooring matching the gray seats. There's a fireplace as well keeping the room warm.

Small living room with stylish carpet flooring matching the gray seats. There’s a fireplace as well keeping the room warm.

This living room boasts a stunning chandelier lighting up the space. The room offers elegant furniture sets and a very attractive fireplace.

This living room boasts a stunning chandelier lighting up the space. The room offers elegant furniture sets and a very attractive fireplace.

A classy living room featuring an elegant set of seats and a stylish rug covering the hardwood flooring. The beige walls with white window curtains look perfect together.

A classy living room featuring an elegant set of seats and a stylish rug covering the hardwood flooring. The beige walls with white window curtains look perfect together.

A modish living room featuring cozy seats set on the vinyl flooring.

A modish living room featuring cozy seats set on the vinyl flooring.

This room offers a stylish and cozy set of seats set on the home's lovely carpet flooring. The indoor plants add color to the room.

This room offers a stylish and cozy set of seats set on the home’s lovely carpet flooring. The indoor plants add color to the room.

A living room offering a classy sofa set with a rug set on the charming tiles flooring.

A living room offering a classy sofa set with a rug set on the charming tiles flooring.

A small living room set on the home's hardwood flooring. The space also features a small fireplace on the side.

A small living room set on the home’s hardwood flooring. The space also features a small fireplace on the side.

A spacious living room offering a nice set of seats on top of the comfy carpet flooring. There's a brick fireplace keeping the place warm and adding a style to the room.

A spacious living room offering a nice set of seats on top of the comfy carpet flooring. There’s a brick fireplace keeping the place warm and adding a style to the room.

Small living room set with comfy seats and a stylish rug along with a nice fireplace.

Small living room set with comfy seats and a stylish rug along with a nice fireplace.

Small living room set featuring a nice and cozy set of seats and a classy rug covering the hardwood flooring.

Small living room set featuring a nice and cozy set of seats and a classy rug covering the hardwood flooring.

A living room oozing with elegance with its pieces of furniture and a large fireplace that looks so handsome.

A living room oozing with elegance with its pieces of furniture and a large fireplace that looks so handsome.

The throw pillows of this living room match the cloth of the center table. The seats and the tables are set on the lovely carpet flooring.

The throw pillows of this living room match the cloth of the center table. The seats and the tables are set on the lovely carpet flooring.

Small yet classy living room featuring a comfy set of seats and a charming glass top center table. Multiple artistic wall decors hang from the brown wall.

Small yet classy living room featuring a comfy set of seats and a charming glass top center table. Multiple artistic wall decors hang from the brown wall.

A small formal living room boasting brown cozy seats and a fireplace. Multiple attractive wall decors hang from the beige wall.

A small formal living room boasting brown cozy seats and a fireplace. Multiple attractive wall decors hang from the beige wall.

A modish formal living room offering a cozy beige sofa set and a fireplace along with potted indoor plants.

A modish formal living room offering a cozy beige sofa set and a fireplace along with potted indoor plants.

This formal living room boasts a set of classy seats and an attractive center table, along with the fireplace.

This formal living room boasts a set of classy seats and an attractive center table, along with the fireplace.

This formal living room boasts a set of classy seats and an attractive center table, along with the fireplace.

This formal living room boasts a set of classy seats and an attractive center table, along with the fireplace.

Small living room featuring classy seats and an elegant-looking rug along with a handsome fireplace.

Small living room featuring classy seats and an elegant-looking rug along with a handsome fireplace.

A living room offering a classy sofa set and a beautiful white rug along with a perfectly placed fireplace.

A living room offering a classy sofa set and a beautiful white rug along with a perfectly placed fireplace.

Small living room with a comfy beige sofa set and a brown carpet flooring along with a small fireplace.

Small living room with a comfy beige sofa set and a brown carpet flooring along with a small fireplace.

A classy formal living room with comfortable seats and a stylish round center table set on the rug covering the hardwood flooring.

A classy formal living room with comfortable seats and a stylish round center table set on the rug covering the hardwood flooring.

This living room offers brown comfy seats and white ottomans set on the room's rug covering the hardwood flooring.

This living room offers brown comfy seats and white ottomans set on the room’s rug covering the hardwood flooring.

A modish living room set featuring a brown rug that looks perfect together with the brown sofa set. The gray walls look just perfect with the room's style.

A modish living room set featuring a brown rug that looks perfect together with the brown sofa set. The gray walls look just perfect with the room’s style.

This living room offers comfortable seats and a classy rug covering the tiles flooring. The room also features multiple indoor plants.

This living room offers comfortable seats and a classy rug covering the tiles flooring. The room also features multiple indoor plants.

Simple yet classy living room with brown seats and a simple rug on top of the hardwood flooring.

Simple yet classy living room with brown seats and a simple rug on top of the hardwood flooring.

A medium-sized living room offering a nice set of seats and a stylish rug on top of the tiles flooring that matches with the tiles-made fireplace.

A medium-sized living room offering a nice set of seats and a stylish rug on top of the tiles flooring that matches with the tiles-made fireplace.

A stunning living room featuring a brick wall fireplace and an elegant set of seats under the magnificent high vaulted ceiling.

A stunning living room featuring a brick wall fireplace and an elegant set of seats under the magnificent high vaulted ceiling.

The hardwood flooring and the brick fireplace make this living room look so attractive. The custom chandelier is just so staggering.

The hardwood flooring and the brick fireplace make this living room look so attractive. The custom chandelier is just so staggering.

A medium-sized living room boasting a dark hardwood flooring topped by a classy rug matching the white seats on the side.

A medium-sized living room boasting a dark hardwood flooring topped by a classy rug matching the white seats on the side.

This living room offers elegant brown leather seats and a classy beige rug matching the walls. The window curtains add elegance to the room.

This living room offers elegant brown leather seats and a classy beige rug matching the walls. The window curtains add elegance to the room.

The brown leather sofa set of this living room looks so elegant. Surrounded by the dark-green finish, the room is just so stylish and stunning.

The brown leather sofa set of this living room looks so elegant. Surrounded by the dark-green finish, the room is just so stylish and stunning.

Luxury living room interior with fireplace. Furnished with burgundy leather couches, black ottoman and zebra print chairs

Luxury living room interior with fireplace. Furnished with burgundy leather couches, black ottoman and zebra print chairs

A modish large living room featuring an elegant brown set of seats matching the brown rug covering the classy tiles flooring. The high ceiling adds style to the room.

A modish large living room featuring an elegant brown set of seats matching the brown rug covering the classy tiles flooring. The high ceiling adds style to the room.

What types of sofas included?

For this gallery, we include a design if it’s a regular sofa, sectional, loveseat and/or chaise lounge.  It could be a living room with 1 or more such pieces of furniture.

Couch color trends

Here’s a great chart comparing couch color trends since 2004.

Brown Color Chart

Below is a nifty chart setting out the popular shades of brown.

Shades of brown color chart
Brown Psychology

Brown is a natural color that evokes safety and security.  It’s arguably a calming color.  It’s also fairly neutral and goes with many other colors well.  It’s one of the most popular interior design colors, largely because wood, which is very popular for flooring, furniture frames, tables, and cabinetry, is some shade of brown.

2 Approaches to Brown Sofas in a Room

With brown sofas, you can do the following:

  1. Use it in contrast to plenty of white; or
  2. Integrate into a color scheme with plenty of earth tones.

While it looks fine with other colors such as blue, green and orange, I like it best with white. The above-featured living room is predominantly blue with a brown leather sofa.  It’s a great looking vintage living room, but I think the brown sofa is not the best pick.

Related: Living Rooms with White Couches | Living Rooms with Gray Couches

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