Written by Julia Landwehr
Author and designer Myquillyn Smith has a signature saying: “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.” And though our annual holiday traditions and get-togethers may look different this year due to COVID-related party limitations, Smith is striving to make seasonal home décor and hosting as easy as possible with her newest book, Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round.
Published by Zondervan, this fresh and fun read is separated by seasons—starting conveniently with fall—and includes sections where the author details helpful tips for both decorating and event planning, from using your décor to appeal to the five senses to gaining confidence as a graceful host or hostess. Similar to Smith’s popular blog The Nesting Place, you’ll find this deep dive into her simple yet homey design style is not only for the year’s biggest hosting dates. For starters, she’ll help you avoid common pitfalls of festive décor by showing you how to decorate for the season rather than a specific celebration. After all, it’s home sweet home, not home sweet holiday.