Blue, Brown, & White Living Room

Blue, Brown, & White Living Room Furniture & Decorating Ideas

Decorating with blue, white and brown creates a soothing and tranquil interior. When balanced by cool blue, shades of warm brown and crisp white take on new depth and personality. Check out these tips to inspire your blue, brown, and white living room decor.

Beachside Living Room SetClassic blue sofa set, blue and white accent pillows, and brown end tables on a brown rug.
Blue coastal style sofa set accented with blue and white pillows paired with rustic wooden end tables on a brown rug.

Colors incite emotions and impact our moods. The color blue connects us to the natural world and has calming effects. Blue and white decor work side-by-side to bring a simple airiness to the room above.

This space also uses an earthy natural hue by incorporating brown living room decor. Wood-toned rustic tables, a woven rug, and a circular rattan mirror pair with pops of yellow in this inviting brown and blue living room.

Bellingham Living Room SetBlue sofa set with brown end tables and white lamps on a light brown rug.
Classic blue sofa set combined with a brown table set & white lamps.

The design pictured above pairs blue and white decor in the couches and area rug. Because its color palette is simple, the decorator uses texture to add interest.

While the floor covering is neutral in color, its raised swirl pattern creates depth and definition. Likewise, the sofas use a monochromatic blue color scheme, but the room also features textured brown tables, woven balls and carved candlesticks.

Madeley Living Room SetBlue sofa set with brown, blue and white throw pillows, glass-top wooden end tables on a white rug.
Blue sofa set with brown, blue and white accent pillows matched with glass-top wood end tables with white lamps on a white rug.

Decorating with white and brown patterned pillows is a brilliant way to add variety to blue decor. Wood tables and paneled wall bring warmth to this cool-toned room while their glass tops reflect light to open and brighten the space.

Bonita Springs Living Room SetBlue sofa set with blue and white honeycomb printed accent pillows, brown end tables, on a blue and white rug.
Modern blue sofa set with honeycomb patterned accent pillows & matching chair paired with a brown table set on a white and blue rug.

A white area rug with splashes of the room's dominant colors anchors the brown and blue living room decor of the family space above. Light blue, cream and white accent pillows introduce some variety and pattern. Wood tables add additional color, grounding and balancing the bright blue and white decor that dominates the room.

Martello Living Room SetBlue leather sofa set with white accent pillows, glass-top wooden end tables, and white lamps on a white and blue rug.
Traditional blue leather sofa set accented with white pillows and brown end tables with white lamps on a white and blue faded rug.

Purchasing couches in a daring blue may seem intimidating, but this hue can be either bold or laid-back. Choosing a subdued shade of blue creates a serene vibe in your space, and decorating with white and brown around these focal points offers a sense of cohesion.

The inspiration room above demonstrates these principles. The couches feature subtle blue leather upholstery with brown and white accent pillows. Richly stained wood tables add more warmth to the space and a beige rug ties all these elements together.

Vercelli Living Room SetBrown reclining leather sofa set, blue and white accent pillows, blue wall art, white shag rug.
Rich brown leather sofa set accented with white & blue pillows, blue and white wall art and a white shag rug.

Deep brown couches are cozy and inviting, but they can make your space look smaller. To keep the room bright and open, use white living room decor, as pictured above. This room uses a combination of white wall art, lamp shades, wall paint and a plush area rug to accomplish this goal.

Sky Ridge Living Room SetBrown reclining leather sofa set, brown rustic end tables, white lamps, blue and white rug.
Mahogany leather sofa set paired with brown rustic tables and white lamps on a blue and white rug.

To achieve a style somewhere between traditional and modern, pair classic decor items and colors with bold, contemporary design choices. For example, this room places a traditional brown leather sofa on a trendy tribal area rug in shades of indigo and cobalt blue with additional pops of color in the intriguing wall art.

A Pleasing and Practical Combination

Decorating a living room with blue, brown and white is not only an easy pairing for do-it-yourself designers, it's also a stylish one. Whether you choose strong, modern shades or subdued, traditional ones, this color scheme is sure to turn up the dial on your room's personality.