how to Style a
Brown Sofa
in your living room

Brown sofas are a popular choice for living rooms and can bring a touch of class and sophistication to any space. This guide will outline the best ways to style a brown sofa for a modern home – from the perfect accessories to the ideal colour palette.

Whether you like to keep it classic or experiment with something more daring – here’s how to create the perfect brown sofa look for your home.

Choosing the Shade of Brown Sofa

Selecting the right shade of brown sofa for your living room can be a crucial decision to make as it can set the tone for the entire room.

When choosing a brown sofa, it is important to consider the colour scheme of the room, the amount of natural light that enters the room, and the overall style and mood you want to create.

For a modern and sleek look, opt for something bold – a dark chocolate brown sofa could be a great option. On the other hand, a lighter shade of brown can create a more classic look, and contribute to a cosy and inviting atmosphere.

Selecting the Material for Your Brown Sofa

Choosing the right material for a brown sofa in your living room can be just as important as selecting the right shade of brown. The material you choose can impact the overall look and feel of the sofa, as well as its durability and ease of maintenance.

Leather is a popular option for brown sofas as it provides a classic and sophisticated look, while also being durable and easy to clean. However, leather can also be more expensive than other materials.

Microfiber is another great option, as it is both soft and durable, and comes in a variety of shades and textures. It is also typically more affordable than leather.

Linen and cotton are other popular choices, as they provide a more casual and relaxed look, as well as being comfortable, but may require more maintenance to keep them looking their best.

Measuring For A Sofa

Measuring a sofa is an important step in finding the perfect piece of furniture for your living room. Before you start shopping, it’s important to measure your living room to ensure that the sofa you choose will fit in the space.

Here are some tips to help you measure for a sofa and find the perfect spot for it in your living room.

Meaure for the size of the sofa

First, measure the size of the sofa you’re looking for.  Measure the length, width, and height of the sofa to make sure it will fit in the space you have available.

You should also consider the shape of the sofa. If you’re looking for a corner sofa, for example, you’ll need to measure the corner of the room to make sure it will fit.

You also need to consider the placement of the furniture in the room, as well as the distance between the sofa and other furniture.It is important to be mindful of the amount of space that is available and to make sure the sofa will not overcrowd the room.

Think about how you’ll use the living room space

Consider how you use the living room space. If you entertain a lot, you may want to choose a larger sofa that can accommodate more people. If you’re looking for a sofa for a smaller space, you may want to opt for a loveseat, a two-seater sofa, or a smaller sectional.

Consider the frequency and type of activities that will be taking place in your living room and make sure the furniture will fit and be comfortable for those activities.

Measure the length and width of the room and take into account any obstacles, such as windows, door frames and radiators. When measuring for the sofa, make sure to measure the largest version of the sofa that you can fit in the room. This is to ensure that you get the desired size, shape and style of the sofa, without it being too big.

Finally, consider the other furniture that will be in the room, to ensure that the sofa will fit in the space without taking up too much room.

Living room layout ideas

You’ll also need to consider the layout of the room to find the perfect spot for your brown sofa. Think about the furniture, the windows, and the doorways.

Measure the space between the furniture and the walls and make sure to measure the distance that the sofa would need to travel if you wanted to move it. Additionally, take into account the size of the sofa and make sure that it fits the space you have available. Finally, make sure that the sofa will match the overall style of the room.

If you’re looking for a traditional layout, you may want to place the sofa against a wall and add chairs or a loveseat to create a seating area. If you’re looking for a more modern layout, you may want to place the sofa in the centre of the room and add chairs or ottomans around it.

Perfect Flooring To Match A Brown Sofa

When choosing flooring to match a brown sofa, it is important to take into account both the colour and the texture.

A carpet is a great option for a warm and inviting look, as it comes in a range of colours and textures and can add depth and texture to the room. Tiles are a great choice for a more modern look, as they are hard-wearing, easy to clean and come in a variety of colours and textures. Rugs are a great way to add colour and texture to a room, and they can also provide a soft and comfortable surface to walk on.

It is important to take into consideration the amount of traffic the flooring will have to endure, as well as the amount of light the room receives, as this will help to determine the type of material that is best for the space.

Styling Walls To Match Your New Sofa

When styling the walls in your living room to complement a brown sofa, there are several things you can do.

First, consider the type of wallpaper you want. The wallpaper should be in a colour that will complement the brown sofa and add texture to the walls. You can also consider painting the walls in a colour that will work with the sofa. You can choose a lighter or darker shade of the sofa colour, or choose a complementary colour.

Finally, you can add wall decor options such as artwork, wall mirrors, shelving, wall clocks, or accent pieces to bring out the colour of the sofa and create a more complete look.

Throws & Cushions For A Brown Sofa

Brown sofas provide a neutral backdrop to any room, making them a great option for styling a living space. To add a touch of colour and personality, opt for throws and cushions in bright, vibrant colours or neutral tones.

Brightly coloured throws will add a pop of colour to the living room, while neutral tones will create an atmosphere of warmth and sophistication. They can also be used to add texture and interest to the space.

For a more subtle effect, use throws and cushions with subtle patterned designs or choose pieces in a muted tone that still bring a touch of colour.

Finding A Bespoke Brown Sofa For Your Home

Here at Oliver Matthews, we offer a wide selection of designer sofas in a variety of styles to choose from.

Alternatively, you can create your own bespoke sofa, perfect for you and your living room. From classic leather to modern velvet, you can choose from a variety of materials and colours and pick from a range of styles, sizes, fillings, and extra finishing touches, to find the perfect combination of style and comfort.

Whether you are looking for a cosy, inviting living room or a chic, sophisticated space – Oliver Matthews has the perfect sofa for you!