How to decorate a bedroom with brown and purple

Updated February 21, 2017

Deep purple hues combined with chocolate browns may induce a state of relaxation and make these colours ideal for a bedroom. Decorating this personal space depends entirely on the tastes of its occupants. Brown and purple items can be found in all styles of furniture and accessories. Look at pictures in interior decorating magazines for inspiration when planning your purple and brown bedroom.

Paint the walls of your bedroom a light purple or brown colour. Dark colours tend to evoke a gloomy feel in a bedroom so sticking to lighter hues avoids this potential problem.

Place an area rug on the floor if the bedroom isn't already carpeted. Get a rug with a dominant colour theme of brown or purple or a pattern that incorporates both.

Choose matching brown wood furniture for the bed frame, dresser, night stand, desk, shelves and any other pieces for the bedroom.

Choose silver accent pieces like curtain rods, door knobs and lamps, as this colour adds a softer feel to the area when combined with brown and purple.

Place accessories on shelves and table tops throughout the bedroom that have a dominant colour theme of purple or brown. For example, decorative purple glass objects, brown accent pillows and purple flowers in a brown vase.

Hang brown or purple curtains above the windows. Choose a colour that's darker than the wall colour to avoid a monochrome feel in the bedroom.

Choose a sheet set and comforter in opposite colours. For example, chocolate brown sheets with a royal purple comforter.


A purple and brown bedroom can work equally well for a child's room, teen's room, master bedroom or guest bedroom. These classic colours add a sophisticated appeal to the area.

Things You'll Need

  • Paint
  • Rug
  • Furniture
  • Accent pieces
  • Accessories
  • Sheets
  • Comforter
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About the Author

Sarah Schreiber has been writing since 2004, with professional experience in the nonprofit and educational sectors as well as small business. She now focuses on writing about travel, education and interior decorating and has been published on Trazzler and various other websites. Schreiber received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications.