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This Warm Aesthetic Is Taking the Design World By Storm

Bedroom with white bedding and clay brown blanket and pillows


Brown is the timeless color taking the design world on Pinterest by storm. A quick search for “brown room aesthetic” or “brown bedroom ideas” brings up lots of peaceful-looking spaces with billowy bedspreads, string lights, and trailing vines. While brown is viewed as a neutral color by many, this hue is truly versatile and can take on a range of shades to fit almost any style.

Whether you’re a fan of deep, earthen tones or barely there beiges, there are lots of ways you can embrace a warm brown aesthetic for your home, from the bedroom to the living room.

Read on to see how you can create an aesthetically pleasing space with brown through some inspiration from designers.

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Add Warmth With Clay Tones

Bedroom with white bedding and clay brown blanket and pillows


The bedroom is the perfect place to add warmth, and what better way to try this trend than by layering on a clay-toned throw blanket and pillows? The white pinstripe comforter and speckled walls create contrast and have just enough texture.

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Channel Old-World Vibes

Bathroom with a sage green tile archway and beige walls


We can’t get enough of this bathroom designed by Jade and Anthony of House of Chais. The brass wall sconces, archway—and let’s not forget the walls—make us feel like we’re at a spa. Channel those old-world vibes by giving your bathroom walls a splash of limewash for that imperfect, textured look. The wooden bath tray and vanity cabinets are a plus.

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Try Midcentury-Style Storage

Living area with wood-panel wall storage and midcentury modern chairs


This living area perfectly embodies midcentury style. The wall storage system is unlike anything we’ve seen, and the wood and beige panels pair nicely with the furniture and area rug. Definitely consider natural wood as a way to organically introduce brown into your space.

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Pair Brown With Emerald, Mustard, and Avocado

Living area with hardwood floors and midcentury accents


If you have hardwood floors and prefer a classic look with contemporary touches, let your floor do most of the talking and introduce statement pieces in other colors. In this room designed by Dani Dazy, the emerald drapes and sofa ground the space, while a mustard-colored armchair and avocado lamp brighten the room. Brown is a versatile color that can work well with a variety of hues.

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Brown Leather Always Works

Living area with a brown leather Eames-style lounge chair


For a statement piece, a brown leather accent chair, like this Eames-style lounge chair, can do the trick. The rug underneath also picks up on the cognac tones while the overall space isn’t too overbearing—just enough brown to add warmth.

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Punchy Pops of Florals

A dining room with a colorful floral accent wall


Who says that brown can’t be playful? This dining room accent wall is a great example of how different hues of brown can be used through art, like these punchy florals. The gray, mustard yellow, and rose hues create a soft visual palette. These colors also work well with the bench top, table, and sconces.

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Play With Pattern

A tile floor with brown florals in a hexagonal pattern


Surprise guests with an unexpected touch of brown in your floor tiling. We love how the brown tiles are strung around a single yellow tile, and then woven into a hexagonal pattern, creating a floral look. Emma Wilson of Wilson Aesthetic captured this design at Tatte Bakery and Cafe. We’ll be honest, if we saw a pattern this pretty, we’d probably stop and take a photo too!