Brown sofa in the interior

The most common part of the living room interior is the sofa. It is hardly possible to meet the living room without this detail. Today, stores offer many models of sofas, so that sometimes you don’t understand which one to choose. White and black options are popular. However, the most common and sought after is a brown sofa in the interior of the living room. We offer to purchase a similar model, and we will help you to equip it.

Leather brown sofa on a background of a wooden door

Brown is associated with wood and earth, meaning reliability and stability.

Retro style living room interior with brown sofa.

Brown upholstered furniture creates a homely feel.

Variety of materials

Before you go to the store for a purchase, you need to choose the right material, because a brown sofa can be made from different materials. We made an overview of the most suitable fabrics for sofa upholstery, and also analyzed their pros and cons.

Brown velor sofa in the living room of a private house

Velor upholstery is practically indistinguishable from velvet and quite pleasant to the touch.

Material Features Advantages disadvantages
Velours Pile fabric, created by interlacing 5 threads: 4 vertically, 1 horizontally Gives pleasant tactile sensations, the basis of high-quality velor is natural raw materials. Not wet cleanable
Flock Pile, non-woven material, consists of a fabric base on which the villi are glued Easy to clean, resistant to sharp objects, durable, elastic Smells
Shenill It is made using jacquard weaving on fluffy yarn. Not deformed, resistant to abrasion, does not fade High cost, not moisture resistant, can be influenced by sharp objects (scratches are clearly visible)
Faux suede Budget version of pile upholstery fabric Low price, elastic, durable material Deformable during operation
Faux fur In appearance resembles the skin of an animal Waterproof, durable, environmentally friendly Can only be dry cleaned and susceptible to external mechanical stress.
Jacquard Lint-free fabric, consists half of the artificial threads, half of the natural ones, obtained by interweaving 10 transverse and longitudinal threads Very durable, has a beautiful appearance and intricate patterns, looks like silk High cost of upholstery
Scotchguard The cotton fabric on which the print is printed is impregnated with dirt-repellent agents. Not afraid of grease, dirt and water, easy to clean High cost; impregnation can dissolve in hot water
Tapestry 100% cotton fabric, made on a weaving machine using an X-shaped weave Environmental friendliness, amenable to wet cleaning, has a large number of unique patterns Hooks form quickly, burn out, shed during washing
Faux leather Airtight Artificial Smooth Material Moisture-proof, easy to care for, does not fade, durable It quickly shows scratches, flammable, cracking over time
Genuine Leather Non-woven fabric without artificial additives Durability, wear resistance, environmental friendliness, ability to pass air, excellent appearance High price
Tan sofa with flock upholstery

Flock upholstery is durable and wear-resistant

Dark brown sofa with genuine leather upholstery

Genuine leather upholstery fits perfectly into classic interiors.

Based on this table, you can easily select the material to create a brown sofa. Now it can proceed to its arrangement.

What to combine with

In addition to the fact that we choose fabric for upholstery, it is also necessary to choose elements of the living room that are in harmony with the brown sofa. Since we are starting from this central part of the premises, we will select the design of the remaining zones in accordance with the furniture.

Tan chairs in the living room with a dark brown sofa

To the dark brown sofa you can pick up chairs with a light brown upholstery.

Living room interior with brown sofa

Charismatic combination of a brown sofa with almost white upholstery of a “soft” coffee table


The floor on which the sofa is located can be any material. Usually if the upholstery is leather, the flooring is tile. It can be marble or ceramic. Choose according to your own preferences and available budget.

Brown sofa with leather upholstery on the carpet in the living room

Dark brown sofa on a light brown carpet - warm neutral atmosphere, slightly diluted with cold accents in the form of blue pillows

Living room interior with brown sofa on light gray flooring.

If you like a light floor, a brown sofa will look just gorgeous here.

If the upholstery is fabric, it is better to cover the floor with a carpet or make wood.

Brown laminate floor sofa

A successful combination of several colors in one living room

On a note! The floor should be a few tones lighter or darker than the sofa.

Colorful carpet with black and white geometric pattern

Light brown sofa on a colorful carpet

Do not forget about color. Furniture should not merge with the brown floor, so learn to play in shades.


Oddly enough, but the ceiling also plays an important role. It is desirable that it is traditionally white. If this option is not to your liking, choose a different color, the main thing is that it be light and cold. This color scheme will shade your furniture, and emphasize its well-deserved central place.

Two brown sofas in a room with a white ceiling

Shades of brown always look great in combination with a white ceiling

Wooden beams on the ceiling of the living room with a brown sofa

All shades of brown are harmoniously combined with wooden elements, including decorative beams on the ceiling.

Living room lighting with brown sofas

Brown sofas in a classic style living room interior

By choosing a dark or warm shade for the ceiling, you will smear the picture, make the room visually smaller, and the sofa will not stand out properly.

As a finish, an excellent option would be a PVC film (stretch ceiling) in combination with drywall, plain wallpaper or paint.


The brown sofa in the interior should stand out. Therefore, it must not be allowed to merge with the surrounding surfaces. Therefore, the walls also need to be made different in several tones or to choose a completely contrasting shade.

Brown faux leather sofa against light gray living room walls

It’s not difficult to choose combinations, because dark and light brown tones look favorably against the background of pastel and bright shades

Brown sofa with fabric upholstery in the living room with beige walls

Soft and relaxed atmosphere created by a successful combination of a brown sofa with beige walls

It goes well with brown, blue, gray, white, red. They will create a good background, and will contrast with the furniture, highlighting it. However, do not forget that the shade of the sofa is of particular importance. When combining colors, remember that they should not overlap the main element.


Of particular importance in the arrangement of the sofa is the textile. If you decide to use it to create an interior, do it with style. First you need to pick up sofa cushions. Here you need to consider several important points. The color of the pillows should be combined correctly with the base. It is desirable that they are not flashy, and in harmony with the brown color.

Bright pillows on a brown sofa in a bright living room

Emphasis on brightness. Brown color looks interesting in combination with bright shades, for example, with sofa cushions in light green, turquoise and pink colors

Pillows with flowers on a brown sofa

Add lamps with interesting lampshades or fresh flowers to the room and you will see how your living room is transformed

The second point is quantity. A common mistake is an overabundance of cushions. Remember that everything should be in moderation.Arrange the pillows so that they do not overlap the beauty of the sofa.

The combination of a brown sofa with yellow armchairs

Yellow and brown, both colors successfully complement each other, creating coziness and lightness.

What styles are suitable

The brown sofa will fit into many contemporary styles. First of all, it is an example of a classic style. Here he will fit into a calm and concise atmosphere. For this direction, leather upholstery or fabrics without lint and shine are suitable.

Shades of brown in a classic living room in brown tones

Brown shades fit perfectly when you want to emphasize the classic style of the living room

Wooden table in front of a brown sofa

Brown upholstered sofa ideal for retro or eco-style

Such an element will fit perfectly into Provence, especially if it has a somewhat aged and shabby appearance. In this case, it is better to choose light and delicate models that can emphasize the comfort and warmth of the living room.

Industrial style sofa design for retro interior

Loft-style sofa styled like an old freight car

A dark brown sofa is perfect for the Scandinavian style. In combination with a snow-white carpet making its way through a dark laminate and a fireplace, it will create a cold atmosphere of the north.

Dark models also accept minimalism. Do not forget that in this case, the floor covering must be selected several tones lighter. For minimalism, white ceramic tiles are suitable.

Interior of a bright minimalist living room with a brown sofa

Minimalism brown sofa will add luxury

As you can see, the brown sofa is well suited for creating many images, however, it may itself take different roles depending on the variation of upholstery and shade.

Striped carpet in front of a brown sofa

Brown and blue marine style interior

Tan sofa in the Moroccan-style living room

In the Moroccan style, colorful pillows will serve as a decoration for the brown sofa.

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