I don’t think I’ve recommended a book more in the past year than this one– and I didn’t even think I was into home decorating! I absolutely loved The Nesting Place because it inspired me to try new things, to decorate my home with the things I love and to remember that “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.” The pictures in this book are gorgeous, author Myquillin Smith is so likable and encouraging and I guarantee you won’t want to put this one down until you’ve read it/drooled over it from cover to cover. As a note: Smith is a popular home blogger in the Christian sphere, so her book references her personal beliefs and ideology. I didn’t find it heavy-handed, but it’s definitely a part of her life and the story she tells. If that would be a turnoff to you, you might want to skip this one.

From Goodreads: Popular blogger and self-taught decorator Myquillyn Smith (The Nester) is all about embracing reality—especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys, pets, and all the unpredictable messes of life.

In The Nesting Place, Myquillyn shares the secrets of decorating for real people—and it has nothing to do with creating a flawless look to wow your guests. It has everything to do with embracing the natural imperfection and chaos of daily living.

Drawing on her years of experience creating beauty in her 13 different homes, Myquillyn will show you how to think differently about the true purpose of your home and simply and creatively tailor it to reflect you and your unique style—without breaking the bank or stressing over comparisons. Full of easy tips, simple steps, and practical advice, The Nesting Place will give you the courage to take risks with your home and transform it into a place that’s inviting and warm for family and friends.

There is beauty in the lived-in and loved-on and just-about-used-up, Myquillyn says, and welcoming that imperfection wholeheartedly just might be the most freeing thing you’ll ever do. Check it out on Goodreads!