Budgeting to decorate a new house
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Over the years, I’ve had many clients, or potential clients, who purchased a new house without planning for the cost of decorating it. This isn’t just about pretty fabrics either; there are many practical considerations such as the need for privacy; heating and cooling (in the Boston area, heating and cooling cannot be overlooked), and air flow.

New construction homes can be fresh and exciting, but often come with bare windows and rooms that are in completely different proportions from those in older homes. New homes may have large open-space kitchens and great rooms but tiny dining rooms and formal living rooms. Furniture that fit into a standard living room in the “old house” may be too big for the new space while suddenly the cavernous great room needs a furniture store worth of sofas and chairs to fill it up.

Similarly, master bedrooms are often very large and require full-scale seating areas in addition to the standard bedroom ensemble in order to cozy it up. And in all of these rooms, area rugs may suddenly be too big, or too small to fit.

After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new house, it’s frustrating indeed to have insufficient funds to adequately decorate it. Here are…………… continues on Fox News

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Florida’s Largest Home Show this weekend at Florida State Fairgrounds
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TAMPA – Florida’s Largest Home Show at the Florida State Fairgrounds showcases over 160,000 square feet of the latest home accessories, decorating ideas, furnishings, appliances, remodeling, landscaping, and much more.  

Whether you own or rent, shop thousands of new and exciting products to remodel or decorate the place you call home.

With over 275 exhibitors, attendees can gain knowledge and comparison shop for virtually all items relating to their home.  

Through seminars, special features, guest appearances, and corporate sponsorships, The Fall Home Improvement Show is fun for the whole family.

Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 U.S. Highway 301 N., Tampa, FL 33610

Show Hours

Friday, October 19 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 21 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Show Admission

Adults: $ 8
Seniors: $ 7
Children under 12: FREE

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Aqua Sheet, Duvet and 5 Pillow Set design by Porridge Home (Full/Queen)


Hand-printed designer ethnic stamp print in aqua and kiwi by Porridge Home. This beautiful vintage-inspired sheet set and duvet with matching pillow a
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