Book Review – Cozy Minimalist Home

Cozy Minimalist Home

Friends, I made a real leap into questionable territory – I bought a Kindle. Among the many benefits owning a Kindle boasts, I’ve got some additional reasoning for taking said leap, and I think I’m going to like it. However, I have to note that I will always be a true, hold-it-in-your-hands, turn-your-own-pages book lover. I even like the smell of books. And I hate that my toddler looks at my Kindle and thinks it’s my phone.

So my first Kindle read, and my 33rd book of the year, was one I got for free because of my Amazon Prime membership (something I love about owning a Kindle… eek!).

Book 33:
Cozy Minimalist Home; More Style, Less Stuff
by Myquillyn Smith

Nonfiction, Self Help

October 2018

Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, Cozy Minimalist Home is a self-help guide to gaining more style in your home with less stuff. Smith takes the reader, step-by-step, through the process of designing and/or re-designing a room to make it functional, purposeful and cozy.

Favorite Quote(s):

“Many people never know they are allowed to say the have enough. It almost seems un-American.”

– Myquillyn Smith, Cozy Minimalist Home; More Style, Less Stuff

Awards (based upon my brief research):
None noted.


My Overall Rating:
3 – I really loved the idea of this book. I struggle with home decor – it is not something I would consider myself good at, and my husband often tells me we do not have enough of it because I just haven’t gotten around to decorating in the five years we’ve owned our house. Making my house cozy with a minimalist approach sounded like a great idea!

However, a lot of it Smith’s suggestions seemed elementary and would have been more beneficial if I was just moving in as opposed to just dreaming up a re-decorated space. I gleaned a few takeaways that I’ll consider as I look to my yet-to-be-decorated spaces and/or my why-did-I-decorate-like-this spaces, but as a whole, I think this book is actually for someone who’s, well, worse at decorating than I am.

Smith certainly does decorate beautiful spaces, though!

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