Brown Bedroom Ideas – A Warm Bedroom Color to Soothe the Senses

Following on from our recent article on green bedroom ideas, we continue in our quest to help you choose the best bedroom colors for your remodel or decorating project. Today we take a look at brown bedroom ideas.

Neutral tones make a great backdrop for any design style, but browns can also make a statement on their own. From tan to khaki and chocolate to taupe, brown is a warm bedroom color that can either blend in or boldly stand out. Layering patterns and textures, and adding pops of color take this earth tone to the next level. Using brown in all of its many shades makes a room feel warm, inviting and friendly.

Nowhere is a warm and welcoming quality more important than in the bedroom. Brown bedrooms evoke stability and, depending on the tone, can produce both light and dark bedrooms. Paint your bedroom walls a rich dark brown to create the perfect space for curling up with a good book. Or go for a more subtle palate of light browns paired with cream for a fresh, airy space. Brown is also a perfect match with other warm colors – colors that go with brown include deep orange, burgundy, and mossy green, and brown also compliments cool colors, such as turquoise and lavender.

A brown bedroom lends it self to both traditional decor and a space with modern appeal. Take a look at the following brown bedroom ideas and you will soon see the countless ways that this timeless neutral is anything but boring!

Traditional with a TwistTraditional with a Twist

A brown and cream palate create a soothing retreat in this master bedroom from the 2014 HGTV Smart Home. Pops of blue and bold patterns keeps the room feeling youthful.


Chocolate brown walls look rich against crisp white furniture and linens in this predominantly brown master bedroom by designer Beth Webb.

Country ComfortCountry Comfort

A brown bedroom needn’t be dark. Using beautiful light brown toile fabric on the curtains and comforter creates a sense of unity and playfulness next to an elegant four-poster bed.

Soothing MixSoothing Mix

Designer Phoebe Howard uses one print on the walls and curtains, but keeps things light so the guest room isn’t overwhelmed and retains a feminine flair. Different shades of brown on the beds mix things up.

Coastal StylingCoastal Styling

The classic combination of brown and blue in this bedroom creates an understated and sophisticated retreat with an unmistakable beachy vibe.

Tonal StripesTonal Stripes

Painting stripes in two shades of brown makes for an appealing focal point without overpowering this brown bedroom. Caramel tones on the seating and a faux zebra rug add another layer of interest.

Textural BeautyTextural Beauty

A light colored wood-clad ceiling, paneled walls, leather chairs, and a fuzzy throw prove that brown doesn’t have to be boring. Different patterns and textures fill this newly renovated 1900’s New Jersey farmhouse.

Subtle ColorSubtle Color

Delicate brown tones, taken from the striking ceiling, infuse this sophisticated brown bedroom by ReFresh Home with warmth and comfort.

High StyleHigh Style

Glamour abounds in this dark brown bedroom, part of a Phoenix penthouse apartment! Luxurious lines and ornate accessories compliment dramatic dark brown color of the walls.

Layered LookLayered Look

In this London bedroom, brown paint is carried up and onto the ceiling, creating a cocoon-like effect. The rustic wood accent wall and wooly rugs further amp up the coziness factor.

Modern InterpretationModern Interpretation

Despite this brown bedroom’s traditional leanings, including wall moldings and brass accents, a unique shade of taupe serves as a beautiful background to the owner’s collection of modern art.

Classy FlairClassy Flair

As this master bedroom idea shows you can create brown bedrooms via furnishings alone. Large mirrors flanking either side of the bed make an elegant statement against the brown tufted headboard and high ceilings.

Calming NeutralsCalming Neutals

In this serene bedroom, designer Jane Lockhart decided to showcase the softer side of brown. The monochromatic scheme promotes rest and relaxation.

Modern LuxeModern Luxe

One color never looked so chic! A soft upholstered wall, fabrics with a subtle sheen, and a statement chandelier make this brown bedroom the epitome of glamour.

Brown with GoldBrown with Gold

In this chic bedroom, brown and gold are best friends, thanks to their warm undertones. Creamy linens and flooring temper the glittery opulence.

Fresh RusticFresh Rustic

The use of color doesn’t have to come from just paint or fabric. This brown and grey bedroom gets a dose of brown and farmhouse rustic style from its reclaimed barn wood.

Sweet EscapeSweet Escape

Neutral hues have a naturally relaxing vibe, and when paired with exotic accessories and potted plants, this brown bedroom feels a world away in the comfort of your own home.

Eclectic ImaginationEclectic Imagination

Even though this bedroom contains quite a few unique elements, everything manages to work together because of the moody brown color scheme. What a fun space!

Pattern on PatternPattern on Pattern

In this California bedroom designed by Jeff Andrews, the color brown takes center stage. Excitement comes from layering patterns, including ikat and animal print, and textures such as grasscloth and velvet.

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Jamie Sandford - Owner and Lead Editor at RenoCompareJamie Sandford is the Chief Editor at RenoCompare (find out more). Jamie has been involved in construction for over 30 years. Straight out of college, Jamie worked with construction crews for the television, film and theatre industries for over 12 years. In his thirties, he turned his attention to DIY decorating and construction, working on many house renovations and remodels. During this time he started to specialize in home flooring and in 2013 he launched the Home Flooring Pros website. Two years later he launched RenoCompare.

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