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Decorating tip: Mix materials
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Jan. 16, 2013 11:11 a.m.

"The key to updating your home with the latest trends is finding a balance," says HGTV designer and television personality Taniya Nayak. "It's all about making it personal and adding elements that fit your lifestyle and design personality, without breaking the bank." One great way to make a big impact on a small budget is to mix materials, creating a blend of polished and raw in a room with modern and industrial elements.

Mixing materials can also mean utilizing different finishes throughout a room. In the kitchen, using contrasting materials makes your space look personalized. Try a mix of wood and painted finishes for a more layered and collected feel. By resisting the urge to perfectly match every piece, you'll have a space that looks current and works nicely together.

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