Welcome Fall! Today is officially the first day of a new autumn season. This time of year is great for creating warm rooms in your homes and the colors of brown, tan, and dark beige are just the ticket to do so. I think what first started my love affair with brown tones is when I stumbled across the Randolph Cottage by Bret Franks Construction. Here’s the living room from the house that started it all. I love the warmth and texture of this space.
Another farmhouse living room injects the color of rust in the form of a love seat. Natural wood on the ceiling and doors add warmth and texture.
Is there any upholstery richer than supple brown leather? I would love to have a leather chair in my home but fear my kitties would tear it up. Leather furniture is such a classic decorating staple. In my humble opinion, the more worn it is, the better.
Create warm rooms with rustic beams! We have wooden beams in our kitchen but the ceiling is low and the brown beams felt claustrophobic. I painted them white to “lift” the ceiling. Plus they’re fake wood and didn’t look that great after the previous owner splattered plaster on them.
A cozy and darling sitting nook provides a comfy place to curl up with a good book and warm beverage. I love the brown-patterned chairs. White walls and ceiling really set off the gorgeous wood tones in this space.
In the kitchen, warm wood adds interesting shades of brown. I’ve always wanted a kitchen with wood counter tops and a wood floor. I know many of you love my green tile kitchen floor, but I’d really enjoy wood floors someday.
Rustic wood creates interesting textured lines in this country kitchen. The striped window valances add a nice shot of color. And honestly – who can resist that supersized farmhouse sink with its soft skirt? Love!!
Gray-brown cabinets add rich warmth to a more traditional kitchen. Brown cabinets are a sure way to warm up your rooms. This pretty kitchen makes me feel like I could actually switch from my white cabinets.
Here’s a great example showing how brown tones can instantly warm up a mainly white room. A lot of people think white kitchens are cold, but add a touch of brown and you’ve got instant cozy appeal. Do you like the striped pendant school lights? I’ve been looking for new light fixtures for the kitchen. These are cute!
Mmm – I love this kitchen too. Putty brown cabinets pair beautifully with the owner’s copper cookware collection. My grandmother had copper pots and pans and I remember how she diligently scrubbed them clean with every hand washing. She never owned a dishwasher.
Classic wing back chairs gather ’round to hug a small game table. A honey-wood floor adds warm to the space.
Textured brown baskets, a solid wood table, and an antique chair all come together to warm up a cozy dining spot. If you don’t want to paint a room or invest a lot of money, natural baskets are a great way to lend the coziness of brown to any room – whether you hang them on the wall or set them on a tabletop.
Tan and light brown stripes create an interesting wall treatment in this dining nook.
Lucky is the guest who gets to sleep in this farmhouse-style bedroom! The natural wood ceiling creates a snuggle-friendly sleeping space. I recently purchased a pretty, light brown matelassé coverlet for my bed. It’s perfect for fall.
Here’s a dark brown coverlet in the bedroom. I love this look too.
I don’t know why I’m attracted to the color brown these days, but it’s really tugging at my heart strings. Maybe as I get older I’m feeling the need to create warm rooms that feel like they’re giving you a big hug.
What do you think about warming up your rooms with the color brown? Is it boring or rich and appealing?
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