Ten ways to use brown

Interior colour schemes are showing signs of warming up and browns and beiges are taking the place of greys and blues. From dark chocolate brown to soft caramels, these soft hues will add a little bit of cool ’70s style to your space. Here I’ve pulled together ten of my favourite brown products to help you try the trend.

Tanner’s Brown Paint

Image: Farrow & Ball

Farrow & Ball’s darkest drab is named after the artisans who tanned the hides and skins used to create leather.

A velvet sofa

Image: Loaf

You’ll never want to sit anywhere else than on a velvet sofa. The Jonesy is a timeless British classic and in rusty brown Broken Pot velvet it is also one of the snuggliest, comfiest sofas in town.

A decorative lampshade

Image: Pooky

A gathered empire shade in a striking rust zig-zag ikat pattern adds a reddish-brown accent to your room. Hand-made from soft natural linen with a warm cream fabric lining, this is a simple, elegant, and timeless lampshade.

Buttermilk, brown and aqua stripe ticking fabric

Image: The Stripes Company

Brown can be a bit sober for fabric but mixed with blue it looks beautiful. This traditional Stripe Ticking fabric with a vintage vibe is in buttermilk, brown, aqua and off white.

An Art Deco inspired wallpaper

Image: Divine Savages

Toes-in, heels-out for Divine Savage’s Gershwing wallpaper in ‘Charleston Blush’, a sultry little neutral number that still packs a punch of personality. This decadent, feathered, Art Deco influenced print has been refreshed in this larger scale with a beautiful metallic, bringing unapologetic glamour and depth to any interior.

A stunning headboard

Image: Soho Home

The Archway bed in Rust velvet is designed with a tall, arched headboard and fully upholstered velvet base. A fluted detail enhances the sculptural frame, and makes it the standout piece in any bedroom.

Conker coloured bedding

Image: Secret Linen Store

This dark red/chocolatey colour duvet set is made in 100% linen fabric, laundered to perfection with a buttery softness like no other linen around.

Walnut bedside tables

Image: Fishe And Lilly

This round bedside table with a drawer comes in a deep Walnut finish and is a super-stylish addition to your bedroom.

Rust coloured cushions

Image: Soho Home

Depicting authentic woodblock prints, which have been beautifully created in India, the Logan cushion in rust has a 100% linen front in warming rust-brown tones and a cotton reverse. Pair with the rust Bodhi, Roux and Jesse cushions for a coordinated display.

A pure jute rug

Image: Oka

When it comes to the Chalca Rug, diamonds are forever. It is hand-knotted with pure jute, a strong and sturdy fibre, which ensures it can handle lots of footfall and be enjoyed year after year. Who could resist its clean lines and geometric detailing?

What do you think? Will you be adding brown to your home this year?