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How to Make Your Home Feel Like a Warm Hug

Make Your Home Feel Like a "Warm Hug!"

So I’ve been scoping about our book club book this week, but I’ve not had a chance to actually get the thoughts in my head down on paper!

In section 2, I loved these two quotes:

“Decorating is not about making stage sets, it’s not about making pretty pictures for the magazines; it’s really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.” -Albert Hadley

When you look at your home, how do you feel? Do you exhale and relax, soaking in your blessings? Do you want to invite someone over for a cup of tea or coffee? A warm, inviting home doesn’t have to be a perfectly ordered home. It is just one that says, I value myself, I value my family, and I value relationships. Basically, when you walk into a nourishing home it feels like you’re walking into a hug.”

That inspired me so much! I want my home to be like a warm and welcoming to my family and all who walk through its doors.

And from section 3:

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” -Steve Maraboli

Whoa! That’s powerful stuff!

I want to be unapologetically myself — comfortable in my perfect imperfection. This doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t work on improving and growing as a person, but I want to embrace my gifts, quirks, and passions instead of being what I think maybe I “should” be or what someone “wants” me to be.

I’d love hear your thoughts on these quotes. And if you’re reading Nourished alongside me this week, I’d love to hear anything that is sticking out to you!

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7 Comments

  • Lisa says:

    Every time you talk about scoping I think you’re talking about colonoscopies for a second! Lol!!! (My husband is a doctor, so that’s what he means when he talks about scoping.)

    Beautiful quotes!!!

  • I LOVE those quotes. AND I know them to be true. Some of my favorite friends to visit are those who have messy houses, but their door is always open. I have moved away from “decorating” my home and opted for keeping things I love and are special to me. I also like the “less is more” approach. Uncluttered surfaces and walls are easy to clean and relaxing for me!

  • No one is perfect and we shouldn’t even look for perfection. These are really thoughtful and empowering quotes here. Beautiful thoughts that make days sunnier 🙂

  • Christine says:

    Good quotes to remember. I am often guilty of apologizing for the state of my home when people come in. I hope I can get to the point where I can be comfortable with having people over without feeling like I have to scrub everything before they come in!

  • Leslie says:

    I’m enjoy the duel perspectives in this book. I have struggled in the past with not wanting to invite people over because with 2 small kids and 2 shedding dogs the house is always in some state of mess. My husband has finally helped me see that our friends come to see us and not an immaculate staged living space. And I have accepted that no matter how much I vacuum and sweep a ball of fur fluff will always dislodge itself from under the sofa as soon as company sits down 😉

  • Hannah Beth Reid says:

    I haven’t read this book, but those quotes from section 2 make me considering doing so!

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