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A beige color scheme opens up endless possibilities when decorating your living room. Beige is an earthy neutral that goes with almost every color on the color wheel. As you browse beige living room decor ideas, you'll notice that this color works particularly well with other neutrals like black and white. Neutrals like beige, white, and black allow you to swap out your accent colors without creating designs that clash. We've highlighted some of our favorite beige living room decor ideas to inspire you as you decorate your space.
If you don't know how to balance visual appeal, a beige space can feel dull without bright accent colors. But textures, patterns, and natural materials can help the design look more visually interesting and inviting without breaking the color scheme. Here, the coffee table and wall decor add natural elements, while the area rug and throw pillows add patterns. And the house plants bring in bright colors without deviating from the natural theme.
Beige area rugs with ornate detailing tend to create an elegant and relaxing atmosphere in the living room. The color scheme in this living room incorporates a touch of gold in the throw blanket and dried flowers in the corner, as well as the metal elements in the space. Warm colors like yellow and gold can make beige spaces look cozier and more inviting.
Scandinavian style is the new minimalist, and it leans heavily on beige to create a calming, elegant atmosphere. This color works well with other earthy neutrals and wood tones, and it shines when you throw natural textures into the mix. For example, the dark gray color textured rug anchors the furniture in this room and keeps the space from appearing too light. And the vase of greenery in the back adds a much-needed splash of natural color to keep the room cheery.
Beige living rooms work well with bright colors, too. Boho and global-inspired decor, for example, can use beige as a base layer and then bring colorful accents on top. Beige area rugs come in all styles, but intricate designs often work best in boho and global-inspired looks. And if you have a room that looks overwhelmed by too many colors, try adding a beige area rug or beige walls for balance.
Hanging a large piece of wall art behind your sofa is an excellent way to set the mood for your living room. And when you're working with a beige color scheme, it can help to include it in the wall art you choose. The abstract piece here features a range of tones that are reflected through the living room décor, giving the space a unified appeal. In addition, we love the use of the pouf to add a touch of tan and gray to the space, keeping it interesting without deviating from the neutral palette.
Elegant decor works well with beige color schemes, especially when you add metallic tones such as grey into the mix. In this living room, we see floor-to-ceiling sheer beige curtains for privacy and sun protection. If you don't have floor-to-ceiling windows, you can get the same effect from hanging beige curtains with a high and wide placement to make your windows look larger.
The combination of beige and gray is so popular that it's led to a new trend: greige. Greige is a variable color made from a blend of beige and gray, and it can range from cool to warm tones. Beige also works well if you need to add warmth to a gray room that seems dull or lifeless. Since beige is a warm and light tone, it can help correct the imbalance to make the room more inviting.
When you decorate with neutrals like black, white, grey, beige, and brown, you'll create an undeniable aesthetic. The trick is to keep things interesting. For example, in this living room, the high contrast area rug and throw blanket add visual excitement, while the collection of black books on the shelves ground the space. Meanwhile, the rug, throw pillows, nailhead trim on the sofa, and paneled wall adds texture to the space. And the stacked books as a side table give the area a lot of character.
Beige can go well with warm colors like gold and red. This living room adds these warm colors with a soft, intricate area rug in front of the sofa, as well as the gold accents on the side table and lamp. The yellow throw pillow continues with the warm look while the cool blue throw pillow gently balances the palette. And if you wanted to change it up, you could replace the rug and pillows in new colors without getting rid of anything else.
Transitional decor is a blend between traditional and modern, and beige fits neatly in that range. Beige is common in traditional decor, and it can help bring that look to a transitional home. Here, we wee modern accents like the grey and yellow throw pillow and blanket, and the updated area rug to keep things interesting. The end table, house plant, and jute pouf in the room also help add character and transitional appeal.
If you have several gold accents in your living room, beige is a must-have. Gold goes well with beige, and the pairing looks elegant in most living rooms. This space is an excellent example of using traditional styling with a beige and gold colorway for an instantly timeless look. Just remember to pick colorful accents like the botanical wall hanging or the green pillow to give your room life.
Tall windows that let in natural light work well in rooms with beige furniture, area rugs, or walls. Natural light against bright whites often makes the room feel overly sterile. At the same time, however, sunlight works well with light-toned neutrals for creating a luminous and relaxing glow in the living room. Here, we see dark and warm tones mixed in with the bright beige tones. The colors in the room match the painting on the wall, which is a strategy that you can use to create a cohesive living room palette.
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If you want a gallery wall in your living room or artistic accents like the tall stack of books in the room shown here, beige can help balance the look. Beige has a minimalist effect on a space, creating a neutral foundation that helps balance and ground surrounding decor. For example, a beige rug and sofa work together to balance the rest of the room and keep it inviting, regardless of surrounding eclectic or artistic decor.
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Warm tones are commonly paired with beige, but don't let that fool you into avoiding cool colors like blue. In this room, we see a beige, blue, and rust orange colorway on the rug, and the rest of the room effortlessly adopts the pairing. With just two blue throw pillows, an orange blanket, and orange dried flowers, the living room appears to continue the rug's palette throughout every inch. Also, notice how the gold metal accents and the tall house plant add extra color and texture without interfering with the rest of the space.
Beige comes in various shades, allowing you to play with a beige palette without making everything the same color. For example, subtle additions of brown can be found on the sofa and coffee table in this living room. And the antique cabinet in the corner adds texture, character, and a grounding dark color. But shades of beige can be found throughout the space, and they play beautifully together. The secret to pulling it off is choosing exciting shapes and textures for your furniture and accents.
Modern interior decor often uses navy blue as a neutral alongside grey, white, black, beige, and brown. Try mixing in navy blue as a modern neutral with a beige palette to introduce color without breaking up the soothing tone of your living room. House plants like the one on the mantle here also help, and the green leaves tend to look stunning with navy blue accents.
This living room features a cool-toned wall color with a patterned grey and beige area rug, setting a calming and neutral mood. The throw pillow arrangement on the greige sofa includes varied sizes, patterns, and textures to add visual appeal to the space without interfering with the minimal look. And the best part is that the furniture and rug could move into a room with a different wall color and fit right in, necessitating only one or two new throw pillows. This makes beige color palettes an excellent choice for apartment dwellers who often don't get to choose their wall and floor colors.
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Beige works well as a floor covering for large living rooms, helping to set a relaxed and inviting mood. Here, we see a textured area rug that adds visual appeal without demanding attention. It sits comfortably under the room's furniture and provides contrast with the dark-toned coffee table. The beige walls add to the look and keep things versatile. Notice how the dark coffee table decorated with rustic accents gives the room more character and depth, making it more relaxing – this is an excellent approach for a space that feels too bright.
Soft tones like beige work well in chic spaces, adding to the feminine character of the room. Here, we see a painting above the sofa that could have set the palette for the rest of the room. The throw pillows and blanket, as well as the rug, mirror the tones from the wall hanging. With its velvet upholstery, the dark greige sofa fits in nicely with these neutrals while adding a grounding color. And the metallic side table introduces a glam element to the chic space while reflecting the warm neutrals all around it.
Dark wood tones paired with a beige area rug can create an instant rustic atmosphere. This living room makes smart use of the chocolate-toned curtains, hung high and wide to make the windows appear more prominent. It also includes a dark-toned wall hanging on a grey wall, continuing the modern rustic look. And the beige area rug, brought to life with ornate detailing, has a traditional style that gives the living room a modern farmhouse appeal.
We hope these beige living room decor ideas have helped you explore the infinite possibilities this color offers. It can help a small living room feel relaxing, refined, and airy or give a spacious living room a classy and elegant appeal. And the best part is that your beige decor can evolve and adapt alongside your life, never going out of style.
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