Our Best Decorating Ideas: How To Layer
for Added Comfort & Style

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As the days and nights get chillier, it's time to talk about layers. Taken literally, this means those extra blankets and throws you pile on to stay warm. But it also means all the decorative elements you add to a room to create interest, texture, and depth. Whether layers increase your physical comfort, please the eye, or hide parts of a room that make you cringe, there are tons of reasons to go multi-dimensional. Here are some of our best posts that tackle the topic, from layering throws, rugs, and other decor, to dealing with patterns, color, and fabrics.

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General How-Tos

If you are new to the idea of layering, here's a primer for getting started:
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As Design Solutions
Sometimes you hate the bland carpet or tiles in your rental, or a drop ceiling in the bedroom. Adding layers can magically trick the eye into not seeing them at all:
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Artwork & Decor
These are finishing touches on a room, and the final step to a complete, intentional room:
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To layer or not to layer, this is an age-old question when it comes to rugs. Decide whether you like the look with these posts:
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How to mix up your florals, stripes, ikats and other prints like a professional:

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Fabric and other materials involve color, pattern and texture:
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Color & Texture
How to make a room come alive, using your sense of feel and sight:

(Images: Anne & Richard's Loving Renovation at the El Dorado; Alex & Alina's Lovingly Layered Home; Irene & Evan's Welcoming Whimsy; Carol's Architectural Home in the Hills; Adir & Marcello's Worldly Retreat; Caroline & Sebastian's Bohemian Fairytale; and Kyle's Cottage in the City)

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When Dabney's not writing around here, she's digging through other people's attics for fun and interesting stuff, or running around with her bloodhound Friday. Originally from the East Coast, she's still shocked to find herself living in Missouri.