living room, decoration, design, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Home surroundings have a direct influence on the health and happiness of the family. The living room is the center of family life. Through the good times together and in the entertainment of friends in this room, parents and children grow into an appreciation of each other. “Living rooms are made to live in; that is, to play in, to work in, to read in, to sing in and to entertain in.”
Wilder, Susan Z., "Planning the Living Room" (1925). SDSU Extension Circulars. 227.