The Nesting Place, subtitled It Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Beautiful, is a book about making your house a home no matter what your circumstances are. I have read Myquillyn’s (The Nester) blog for many years. This book is a compilation of all of her experience and stories about how she arrived at the conclusion that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Whether you live in a rental home, an apartment, a home that isn’t everything you dreamed, or even if you ARE living in your dream home, she gives tips and tricks for creating an atmosphere that reflects the people who live there.
I will admit that I only started recently believing her philosophy myself and I must say that I am having fun. It is very freeing to put objects in your home because YOU like them and they bring YOU joy; not because of what other people will think. I admire her choices and her quirkiness in decorating. I’m not quite to her level yet, but I’m getting braver!
In the book she proves that you don’t need a lot of money to make your house beautiful and a place that is welcoming for your family. She uses tree stumps for tables, but she might very well change those out for something else later. Nothing is static, nor should it be. She shows that your house should be a reflection of your tastes and your personality, and as those things can change, we can be free to change our decor to reflect our changing tastes.
I found this book enjoyable and informative, and maybe – just maybe – I’ll feel a little more comfortable putting those nail holes in the walls!
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