Packing for a Move
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Packing for a Move

Welcome to my website. I’m hoping to provide you with some useful packing tips. My name is Ellen Monday. My family and I moved from a very large home to a large home. My point being, although we still live in a large house, we did downsize. It was almost like packing for two moves because we had belongings going to the new house and some going to storage. We had to make decisions about what we wanted to keep, store and get rid of. I have some tips on how we made those decisions, and the best ways we found to pack. Items that were going into storage were packed differently than those we were moving to the new house. Boxes had to be carefully and clearly marked so we didn’t end up storing our everyday dishes or something tragic like that! Hope you enjoy my blog.


Packing for a Move

Historically Beautiful: A Few Tips On Adding Historical Art To The Home

Aaron Carroll

The inclusion of artwork in one's home can bring inspiration, thought, and an array of emotions for both residents and visitors. Historical art often focuses on a specific time period or event that can become an excellent opportunity to educate and begin conversations with others. When making the decision to add a flourish of art to one's home, a few considerations should be made to make the placement as perfect as possible. Read ahead for what to keep in mind when introducing historical art into the home space. 

Color Schemes and Themes

Choosing pieces that will incorporate well into the home means looking at factors such as color schemes and what theme is being conveyed. Homes that have a light and airy feel, for instance, may not benefit as much from a work of art that is dark and solemn. The overall tone of the painting itself should match what the home feels like. A vibrant oil painting depicting an event from the Revolutionary War, for example, would work perfectly with a home that features bold colors, hardwood floors, and leather seating. A more subdued painting of mythological figures from Celtic mythology, on the other hand, could be well suited to a home with warmer colors and soft textures. 

The Perfect Frame

Frames will make an enormous difference in how well the artwork is presented. Choose a frame that will be sturdy enough to properly carry the artwork while at the same time not being too clunky to take away from the piece itself. Wood and metal frames work especially well for most sizes and the color variety will be plentiful to choose from. Considering the theme of the piece itself can also make the frame-shopping experience easier. A piece that features scenes from the Renaissance, for instance, would look completely lovely in a gilded frame that is ornate enough to make a point of the artwork's beauty. The right frames should, after all, compliment the art within and never take away from its beauty. 

Consider Placement

Finally, considering where to place the art itself will be of great importance. Avoiding direct sunlight is always a smart idea as this can eventually lead paintings to fade or discolor. A well-lit area is preferred and can even be achieved by placing individual lights above each work of art to better showcase each piece. Historical art can have the magnificent effect of completely transforming a room into a space that feels completed. Placing this type of art works best in areas that will start conversations or can be better appreciated such as living rooms and dining rooms. Not only will the art add to the room's beauty but will continue to give back to the residents of the home by means of becoming a beautiful addition to the living space. 

Look into historic art from places like the Texas State Preservation Board