Part of why we love plaid this time of year is its traditional, cozy-up-by-the-fire, country cabin feel. And there's nothing wrong with bringing out the classic pattern for sentimental reasons. But by choosing the right pieces — luxurious, modern, or eclectic — and finding a fresh way to incorporate them into your home, you keep a plaid-dressed room from transforming into an outdated Christmas catalog scene. For example, I'm all about the way plaid plays with other patterns in this Manhattan apartment — all it took was a couple well-placed throw pillows. To add similar pops of plaid, see some of my picks below.