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:

  • Layering in the Home
  • The Art of Layering
  • How To Decorate in Layers
  • Designer Details that Add Interest to a Neutral Room


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  • Three Problems To Disguise With Layering
  • The Power of Distraction: Hiding Eyesores in Plain View
  • How To Deal With Wall-To-Wall Carpet Woes
  • DIY or Buy: Layer, Stitch Scatter Area Rugs to Cover Ugly Floors


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  • Mirror, Mirror On The…Mirror: The Art of Layering Mirrors
  • 3 Things To Keep A Room From Feeling Flat
  • Layered Gallery Wall
  • 10 Unconventional Ways to Hang Art


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  • Layered Rugs
  • Trend Watch: Layered Rugs
  • Layering Rugs for a Uniform Look
  • Hot or Not? Layered Rugs


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  • Interior Trend: How To Mix Patterns Like a Pro
  • Inspiration: Layered Patterns
  • Wallpaper Plus Coordinating Fabric Done Right
  • Mixing It Up: How To Combine Patterns Like A Pro
  • Tips and Ideas for Mixing Patterns!


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  • Putting it Together: Layered Curtains
  • Layering Window Treatments
  • Low, Layered Textiles
  • Warming Up a Home with Blankets and Throws
  • Get Comfy: Tips On How To Get the Layered Bed Look


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  • Color Combo: Layered Shades of Green
  • Inspiration: Layering Soft Cream and Bright White
  • Color for the Color Shy
  • Designer Details that Add Interest to a Neutral Room
  • Adventures In Color Washing
  • Ten Ways to Add Texture to a Room

What are your favorite ideas for layering comfort when the weather starts to get chillier?

*Re-edited from a post originally published on 10.10.2013 -AB

(Image credits: Anne Richard’s Loving Renovation at the El Dorado; Nicole Crowder; Irene Evan’s Welcoming Whimsy; Alex Alina’s Lovingly Layered Home; Adir Marcello’s Worldly Retreat; Caroline Sebastian’s Bohemian Fairytale; Kyle’s Cottage in the City; Adam’s Comfort Warmth)

Updated: 19.10.2014 — 22:00