When my family moved for the first time into a new house, we quickly learned that having welcoming and desirable decor is what truly turns your house into a home. Throughout all of human civilization, people have lived in all kinds of dwellings. Whether they be caves, tents, igloos, gigantic mansions on the beach, farmhouses, or even a foxhole on the battlefield, the furnishings and decor in the place that we live in have a tremendous effect on our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Our society values decor that adds a unique and vibrant touch to a person’s home. This was no different throughout all of history. If you were to travel back in time and visit a cave that housed a family of our ancient ancestors you would experience a sense that they put time and creativity into the design and decor of their home. To transcribe stories they would paint their caves with the blood of animals. This gave them a sense of family, love, and memories. This is no different from how we pick out certain carpets, upholstery, and paint on our walls (of course we tend to not use the blood of animals). Some colors give a room a sense of professionalism, while others are more comforting and relaxing and allow our minds to unwind after a hard day at work. Whatever colors, designs, or patterns we ultimately choose for our homes, without them life would be boring and dull. We must pick what suits ourselves and our families best because, at the end of the day when all of your guests go home, we are the ones that have to live in our homes. Pick out decor that represents what you and your family are and what you bring to the world, but don’t think too much about it either. A home is a place where we shouldn’t have to think at all, just live! Happy decorating America!