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How to easily style your brown sofa

Leather or fabric, a brown sofa is the perfect addition in all household, from the busy family home to the uber-stylish bachelorette or bachelor pad.

Buying the right sofa depends on shape, style and the space you have. Buying your ‘forever sofa’ is easy when you opt either brown leather or fabric and here’s why – it is a colour, whether the sofa is light in shade, a mid-brown or dark, that can be teamed with all kinds of décor and colour choices.

Birley Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa

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Blues of All Shades

Blue is a fantastic colour, adding light and detail to a space with light blue or in the case of navy, depth and drama.

A brown leather sofa works well with any shade of blue but we think a dramatic navy feature wall, with a brown leather sofa – dark brown leather works really well – is a fantastic way of adding depth and texture, as well as showcasing a fabulous sofa.

Caesar Brown Leather 3 Seater Chesterfield Sofa

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Add even more drama to the room with a unique contemporary blue rug to draw the whole scheme together.

Louis De Poortere Rug Mad Men Rockerfeller Blue Colour Detail

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Brown, Gold and Brass

A strong interior design trend for the coming season is to ditch silver accessories in favour of gold or brass. When it comes to a brown leather sofa, gold or brass is the perfect pairing.

Marry the Birley leather sofa, recently featured in the Homify magazine, with gold and brass accessories, including gold-framed mirrors and wall clock, as well as exquisite table lamps on either side.

Celestial Gold Mirror in Living Room with candle holders

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White and Cream

A neutral palette is a fantastic way for your brown leather sofa to be the star of the show. Adding a dash of cream or beige to a space stops it from feeling too stark and devoid of any colour or depth.

Lighten the space even more with a white sideboard, adding the drama of black candle holders to provide points of interest in the space. But don’t draw too much attention away from your sofa.

Windsor Large White Sideboard with Black Table Lamps

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Grey and Teal

A refreshing colour scheme if you don’t fancy the neutral tones of white and cream, but without the depth and drama of darker colours. Grey and teal works well with any of our brown leather sofas.

Use a warm grey on walls, and teal for scatter cushions and rugs, as well as a throw or two for when keeping warm of a cold evening.

It can be a colour scheme that looks ‘cold’ however, thus adding dashes of warmth means adding texture. And there is no better way of adding texture than reclaimed wood, such as the English Beam coffee table with notches and scars of life from long ago.

English Beam Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

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For a touch of glamour, add a table lamp with neutral but appealing shade and consider adding a side table or two to frame the sofa in its position.

With these ideas, you can have your ‘forever sofa’, enjoying the look of a brown leather sofa in your home.

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