Interior decorating tips: Incorporating brown into your home décor

Interior decorating tips: Incorporating brown into your home décor

Brown brings a warmth and coziness to your interior design and it’s one of the easier colors to incorporate since it’s very versatile and goes with just about everything. It’s also not as harsh as black and makes for a great foundation color that you can easily pair other colors with. Despite all this, it’s often an underutilized color for interior design. Here are a few tips for incorporating it into your home.

Pair brown with pale colors

Since brown is already a darker color, it works best when paired with paler colors. Pastels like powder pink, soft blue, and lavender all look great when paired with brown.

Shades of brown

Not only can brown be paired with other colors, it looks great paired with other shades of brown. By mixing lighter and darker shades of brown into your interior design, you can make a bold statement and create a luxurious look.

Brown and white

Black and white has long been a timeless color pairing in interior design but you can just as easily swap out the black for brown. If you don’t like the harshness of black, brown might be a way to soften the look while still capturing the stark contrast between white and a darker color.

Lots of wood

Wood is a natural and simple way to incorporate brown into your interior design in a way that’s organic. From furniture to accessories to storage to flooring, wood can be used to infuse brown into your home design.

Creative uses for the color brown

You can also introduce brown into your home’s design in more creative ways such as with artwork or antique furnishings.

Pair brown with bright, bold colors

If a muted look isn’t what you’re going for, then pair brown with brighter colors rather than paler colors. Brown paired with hot pink or lime green makes a bold statement and it looks ultra-modern and fresh.

Accent wall

You’ve probably heard that darker colors, like brown, tend to make a space look smaller and closed off. If you like the idea of brown walls but don’t want to overdo it, consider painting a single wall in a room brown. This will serve as an accent wall that you can use to display artwork or other home décor items and it’s easier to repaint than the entire room if you grow tired of it.

Mixing textures

Not all brown has to be incorporated in the form of wood. Using brown accessories and furnishings of various textures is a great way to create a more unique look. Leathers, bamboo, and sisal are all unique textures that can be used to incorporate the color brown.

Brown metallic

A touch of metallic can spice up any space. Rather than chrome or silver, consider bronze which has a brown tint to it. Applying a bronze finish to your baseboard heater covers is one way you can add brown metallic to something you already have in your home.

Source: Detroit News

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Measure Your Baseboard Heaters

How to measure baseboard heaters:

Step 1

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 2 

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 3


Based on how your heater is configured,

choose an option below to expand and view

specific hot water baseboard heater measurement templates.

[+] Option 1: Straight Heater Configuration
[+] Option 2: L-Shape and U-Shape Configuration
[+] Option 3: 45 Degrees, Z-Shape Configuration


Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,

you’re ready to order.