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San Junipero DC designed by Becca Kessel
San Junipero DCDesigned by Becca Kessel
Minimalist Bedroom Template designed by Spoak
Minimalist Bedroom TemplateDesigned by Spoak
Bedroom designed by Leydi Ortega
BedroomDesigned by Leydi Ortega
Studio - Rusty Boho  designed by Jodi Rodriguez
Studio - Rusty Boho Designed by Jodi Rodriguez
Bedroom designed by Luzan Prinsloo
BedroomDesigned by Luzan Prinsloo
Salam Hello DC designed by Becca Kessel
Salam Hello DCDesigned by Becca Kessel
Untitled designed by Cass Wright-Braden
UntitledDesigned by Cass Wright-Braden
Bedroom designed by Denise Sinaga
BedroomDesigned by Denise Sinaga
Primary Bedroom designed by Hanna Ruddock
Primary BedroomDesigned by Hanna Ruddock
version 2 designed by Talia Cohanim
version 2Designed by Talia Cohanim
May Me designed by Kate White
May MeDesigned by Kate White
Bedroom - Design Board 2 designed by Sophia Aguiñaga
Bedroom - Design Board 2Designed by Sophia Aguiñaga
Master Bedroom designed by Kristi Kautz
Master BedroomDesigned by Kristi Kautz
San Junipero designed by Shellie Kemp
San JuniperoDesigned by Shellie Kemp
Guest Office designed by Ella Rausch
Guest OfficeDesigned by Ella Rausch
Primary Bedroom designed by Chardonnay Hightower-Collins
Primary BedroomDesigned by Chardonnay Hightower-Collins
Looking at the Bed designed by Arielle Kouffman
Looking at the BedDesigned by Arielle Kouffman
Norwegian Wood DC designed by Becca Kessel
Norwegian Wood DCDesigned by Becca Kessel
Pink Studio Room designed by Spoak
Pink Studio RoomDesigned by Spoak
Bedroom Mood Board designed by Shelleka Powell
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Shelleka Powell
Urban Outfitters Thingology designed by Carly Johnston
Urban Outfitters ThingologyDesigned by Carly Johnston
TerraLotta Love designed by Kate Seymour
TerraLotta LoveDesigned by Kate Seymour
Bedroom daydream designed by Melanie Thomas
Bedroom daydreamDesigned by Melanie Thomas
Bedroom - A designed by Brea Camille
Bedroom - ADesigned by Brea Camille

Design tips for decorating a brown style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the brown aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a brown bedroom?

Whether you are designing for yourself or someone else, bedrooms should be cozy and comfortable, providing a space to unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the world. Even if your typical design style is more maximalist, bedrooms usually lean more minimalist to offer a serene backdrop for a good night’s sleep. Bedroom layouts are also more simple. The square footage of your bedroom and size of your bed frame will typically dictate the best layout.

Whether you're in the process of a bedroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:|

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Bedroom walls set the mood for the space. Select a color or pattern that complements the style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bed: The bed is the centerpiece and typical focal point of any bedroom, providing a comfortable and restful place to sleep. It typically includes a mattress, bed frame, and headboard. Your brown style can really shine by selecting bedding (sheets, duvet covers, and pillows) that match the aesthetic.
  • Nightstands: Nightstands (or bedside tables) are small tables or cabinets placed on either side of the bed. They provide a convenient surface for placing bedside lamps, alarm clocks, books, and other personal items. Pro tip: Bedside tables should be placed 2-4 inches from the bed frame and no more than 24 inches deep (any deeper and it can be pretty uncomfortable to get in and out of bed). If you choose to add a table lamp or a sconce, keep in mind the depth of the light to ensure you have enough space on the bedside table.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a bedroom for extra warmth and coziness. There are three common layout options for rugs in the bedroom. Option 1, place the bed and nightstands entirely on the rug. Option 2, place ⅔ of the bed on the rug, with 24 inches extending beyond the sides of the bed. Option 3, place two runners along each side of the bed (the runners should be wider than the bedside tables, if possible).
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a bedroom, you’d want a flush surface mount or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps on each side of the bed. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: In bedrooms, window treatments are not just design statements. They help promote a restful sleep environment, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!
  • ** Bedroom Decor**: From accent pillows and throw blankets to bedside table lamps and wall art, bedroom accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall bedroom color scheme and style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your bedroom! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bedroom.

How do you decorate with brown?

More popular with traditional and mid-century design styles, brown is making a modern comeback. Chocolate.

Lighter browns can create a backdrop of subtle warmth, perfect for spaces meant to feel open and airy. Darker browns add depth and solidity, ideal for creating focal points or a sense of grounding in larger spaces.

Brown can serve as a neutral foundation in your color palette, allowing other colors to pop and stand out. Consider using brown as a base color for larger furniture pieces like sofas or rugs. The beauty of brown often lies in its texture. Incorporate brown through natural materials such as wood, leather, or even brick walls to add depth and tactile interest to your space. A richly grained wooden table or a supple leather armchair can bring warmth and character.

Brown pairs well with a variety of colors. For a sophisticated, modern look, pair dark browns with jewel tones like sapphire blue or emerald green. To prevent your space from feeling too heavy or monochromatic, balance brown with lighter neutrals such as cream, beige, or soft gray. These colors can help lift the visual weight of brown and create a harmonious, balanced look.

To embrace the natural moodiness of brown, incorporate other earth tones like taupe, terracotta, caramel, or burnt orange. These warm and rich hues can create a sense of depth and sophistication in your space. Consider using these shades in upholstery, curtains, or even wall paint to add warmth and character to your bedroom.

Brown pairs beautifully with warm colors like orange, red, or gold. Consider incorporating these warm hues through accent pillows, throws, or artwork to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The combination of brown with warm colors can evoke a sense of comfort and relaxation.

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