During fashion week, I love scrolling through the runway shows and simultaneously drooling and laughing at the outfits (sorry, the "looks") -- drooling at the beautiful designs and fabrics and laughing at the sometimes ridiculously over-the-top style.

Just as there's plenty of beautiful décor I could never imagine having in my own house, the runway often seems too avant-garde to ever work in real life. For every leather jumpsuit, there's a bathroom painted black, and for every beaded headdress, there's a fringed lampshade.

However, as you can see by these examples, the mix of textures, shapes and colors that makes an outfit interesting can also work in a room. Sometimes, because a room is more spread out, you can get away with a more eclectic style without overwhelming.

If there was ever a runway for your living room, it's right here at Apartment Therapy. After all, where else can you parade your décor for such an appreciative audience? What style risk has paid off for you?

Want more? Browse all the shows over at Style.com.

First Row
1) LA Times, Juan Carlos Obando, fall 2012 /Steven's Relocated Beach Cottage
2) Stylelist.com, Rag and Bone, fall 2012/ Classic Contrast: Kitchens and Bathrooms in Black & White
3) LA Times, BCBG Max Azria, fall 2012/ Neutral or Bright: Same Room, Different Colors, Both Work
4) TopFashionStyle.com, Rachel Zoe, fall 2012 /Sweet Indulgences:Blue Velvet
5) LA Times, BCBG Max Azria, fall 2012/ Laura's "Sunset Beach" Room

Second Row
6) LA Times, Juan Carlos Obando, fall 2012/ Neon:Back in a Big Way
7) LA Times, Jason Wu, fall 2012/ Jamison, Alec & Zion's "Elegant Circus" Home
8) Stylelist.com, Donna Karen, fall 2012/Five Black Bedrooms We Love
9) LA Times, BCBG Max Azria, fall 2012/Yellow As A Neutral
10) LA Times, Rag and Bone, fall 2012/ Design Glossary: Herringbone and Chevron Floors Retrospect