my parents never hung pictures on the walls of their house when i was growing up. a few years ago they hung a few pictures in the dining room and maybe ten years ago they hung some up in the hallway upstairs near the bedrooms. until then the only pictures that were on the walls were in my bedroom or in my siblings bedrooms. when i was a kid my family moved into the house my mom still lives in . i remember asking my mom why we hadn't hung any pictures on the walls. i don't remember what her answer was.
every apartment i have lived in i have adorned with pictures. to me it makes me feel more at home. this is odd since my parents' home never had pictures hung on the walls . but it does.
though my parents liked the house that we lived in they always wanted to move to another area of the city. though they were always looking to move they never did. perhaps this is why they never put up pictures until more recently. maybe they never felt like it was really home so they never wanted to put up pictures. maybe i always want a place to call home so i always hang pictures on the walls of my dwelling.