Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Nesting Place

The Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be BeautifulThe Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful by Myquillyn Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"The Nesting Place" is a first for me. I've never sat down and read an entire book devoted to decorating and making your space your own. I thoroughly enjoyed this book for it's honesty and for it's suggestions that I could implement right away. I read a chapter that talked about being happy with what you have now and not waiting to hang pictures until you had the perfect wall set up or whatever holds us back - I decided not to be afraid of nail holes, to abandon the illusion of perfection, and to do things that made sense to me even if they wouldn't necessarily make sense to someone else. This book was a perfect housewarming gift from Katie as I moved into my first apartment that was just mine.

I would highly recommend this to you if you are trying to figure out how to decorate your space or how to feel more comfortable in the home you have - whether you own it or are renting. Smith has spent most of her married life in rentals and offers great suggestions to those of us who have less autonomy with the space we're living in.

Happy reading and happy nesting!

1 comment:

Lorraine Golden said...

Sounds like I should read this! I need decorating help.