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Erin's living room is refreshing because it uses one of my favorite tools of decorating — mixing textures! If you're feeling like you're in a funk design-wise, mixing and blending in this way is a great way to lift and give dimension to your space. A living room like Erin's is a lovely example of a fresh, clean and modern space that employs neutral colors but keeps the eye interested with various textures and contrasts. We've rounded up some options to help you brainstorm some great combinations for your home in the style of Erin's living room — and on a modest budget.