The walls in my house are painted, obviously, but that’s not what makes them the colours that they are. What makes them colourful are the things that we put there to make this place a home instead of just a place to live.

The Friends poster in our living room, the birthday decorations that never come down, the fall leaves that endured Winter, Spring, and Summer, the silly collages on the stairs and the cupboards, the quotes, the photos, the letters from friends, the stickers, and the drawings.

That’s way nicer than a good paint job, in my opinion.