I recently inherited a set of brown hand-me-down couches. I'm furnishing an entire apartment right now, so I couldn't be more thankful to save the money — big furniture is expensive. The problem, however, is that my walls and carpet are also brown. Considering brown is my least favorite color, I have entered my own worst nightmare. I decided there must be a way to downplay the brown couch in my living room. And there is: buying chic decorative throw pillows and blankets. If you're in a similar scenario and want to spice up your couch instead of buying a new one, this strategy might be helpful to you too. Check out our top picks.