The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful {Book Review}

The Nesting PlaceBook Description: 

This (in)courage Dayspring writer, with a strong endorsement from Ann Voskamp, will appeal to women who love God and want their home to be a place of welcome to all.

Popular blogger and self-taught decorator Myquillyn Smith realized years ago that although immaculate-looking homes are pretty in pictures, when she’s actually in one, she’s not comfortable. Instead, she’s worried that she’ll spill her drink on the rug, or she’s wondering if it’s okay to move the pillow out of the way to sit down.

This stay-at-home mom in stretchy yoga pants with expired milk in her refrigerator has stumbled upon the secret to decorating for real people, and it has nothing to do with trying to convince others of our perfection. Myquillyn believes that there is beauty in imperfection, in the lived-in and loved-on and used-just-about-up. Imperfections put people at ease and free us to take risks and create the home-and the life-we’ve always wanted.

Myquillyn’s warm and insightful words are paired with her own gorgeous four-color photos and creative, easy ideas for arranging, decorating, and building a home that welcomes everyone. Readers will learn how to create their own style-without breaking the bank or stressing over comparisons.

My Personal Review: I love this book! The Nesting Place is just what you need if you’ve never made your rental place your home. I wish I would have found this book years ago.  Instead of waiting until you buy to make your home a haven make whatever place you dwell the beautiful nest it is meant to be.

Myquillyn peppers her inspirational book with magazine worthy pictures from her own rental home. Instead step by step directions on how to mimic her own personalized look Myquillyn gives you…

  • The okay to let go of perfectionism and just be yourself.
  • step by step for discovering your own unique decorating style.
  • Frugal ways to decorate each room in your home.
  • How to get it right.
  • And many background stories on how she brought her home(s) together bit by bit.

My favorite is “Quieting a Room.” The beginning of the redecorating process when you  move the non-essentials out of the room so you can get a better idea of what you would like to do in the room.

As we’re in the process of home buying my home is currently full of boxes rather than decorating ideas. But as soon as we find our new house I intend to turn it into our home.

I highly recommend this book if you don’t know where to start to make your house a home, rental or owned.

You can purchase the book here:The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful

Visit Myquillyn online: The Nester

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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