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    Decorating with Earth Tones

    Using Earth Tone Decor to Create a Natural Look

    Decorating with earth tones can help refresh your look and cultivate a calming, relaxed atmosphere. These earth tone decorating ideas will help you find the perfect furniture and decor options for your living room, dining room or bedroom.

    In this article, you’ll learn about:

    • What colors are considered earth tones
    • How to use earth tones in living rooms
    • Updating your dining room with hues inspired by the outdoors.
    • Using natural palettes to create a calming bedroom
    • Choosing earth tone decor to pull together your design.
    Using neutral hues inspired by the outdoors creates a relaxed, timeless look that's easy to adapt as your style preferences change.
    Using neutral hues inspired by the outdoors creates a relaxed, timeless look that's easy to adapt as your style preferences change.

    What Are Earth Tones?

    Contrary to what many people think, earth tones are more than just brown. An earthy color palette can feature any shade found in nature, including woodsy hues like deep reds, burnt oranges and lush greens. You may even see bolder accents like blues, pinks and purples that pay homage to the sunset.

    Some examples of popular earth tones include:

    • Browns: Walnut, cedar and chocolate
    • Neutrals: Beige and taupe
    • Greens: Moss, pine and sage
    • Warm shades: Sienna, mustard and burgundy
    • Cool hues: Sky blue, graphite and silver

    Earth Tone Living Room Ideas

    Whether your family room color palette features dynamic reds and yellows or soft blues and grays, adding earthy colors to your den can help you create the charming design of your dreams. Here are a few suggestions for how to integrate earth tone couches, chairs and tables into your layout.

    Earth Tone Sofas and Sectionals

    A rich brown sofa can create balance and contrast when using other vibrant natural hues in your living room. The various shades of beige and gray sectionals bring a lighter look to the space and blend beautifully with cool or warm palettes. You can even brighten things up with a lush green loveseat to bring the tranquil vibe of the forest to your home.

    Other couch options in earth tones include:

    Neutral Chairs and Eye-Catching Ottomans

    Seats in neutral colors can help the more striking tones in your living room stand out. Choose greige armchairs, white recliners or black accent chairs to balance out a vivid color scheme. In neutral living rooms, try decorating with yellow or orange chairs, benches and ottomans for a sunny pop of color. If you prefer cooler hues, consider a blue chaise to evoke the soothing feel of the ocean.

    Earthy Accent Tables and TV Stands

    Light and dark wood end tables are a suitable option for almost any palette. Unique coffee and console tables with wood, metal and marble accents offer an easy way to incorporate outdoor elements into your design. Additionally, an earth tone TV stand or wall unit serves as a lovely complement to color schemes featuring shades like chestnut brown, snowy white or cloud-gray.

    Complete Earth Tone Living Room Sets

    Shopping for coordinated living room furniture sets in earthy tones is an easy way to achieve a cohesive look. A rustic brown leather living room set adds a rugged, lived-in aesthetic. Consider a striking red sectional against a beige wall to create a warm and dynamic vibe. Many of these ensembles come with coordinating earth-tone tables and accent chairs that add to their curated appeal.

    To get a unified look in earth tones, consider sets in: