Book Review: Feels Like Home

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

This book had me at the title: Feels Like Home: Transforming Your Space from Uninspiring to Uniquely Yours (Worthy Publishing). A place “uniquely yours” sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?! Why would we want to live amid the blah walls of a home (or townhome or apartment) when we can transform it into a place we love to be—a place that is truly a reflection of our style and personality? Author Marian Parsons (aka Miss Mustard Seed) and DIY/Home blogger at, shares a volume of helpful and budget-friendly tips, DIY project ideas, and decorating inspiration to help you turn your home into that special place you’ve always dreamed of.

Parsons, a pastor’s wife and mother of two, is well aware of decorating challenges many of us face, from budget limitations to family-friendly furniture choices…from color and fabric options to creative solutions for difficult-to-decorate areas. Not only does she guide us in our decorating journey, she also offers encouragement and even helps us explore and discover our unique decorating style.

In her introduction, Parsons writes, A house that feels more like home…is a process, not a destination. It’s not all about aesthetics and architecture, but about the feeling the space evokes. You can inspire your home with your character, personality, and charm. I’m going to teach you what I have learned over the years and share how I’ve transformed my 2004 builder-beige suburban house into a home that feels like ours.

This book itself is beautifully designed and a joy to read through! It is definitely very inspiring with all the beautiful full-color photography in every spread. Just looking at the photography gave me some great decorating ideas! The photo below shows part of a spread on a DIY project for painting furniture, something I’m especially interested in!

If you are needing guidance and ideas on how to create a unique, beautiful home that you will love living in, I think you’ll find this book a huge help! There are different chapters that each focus on decorating every room in the house, so no spot is missed! And if you’re on a budget, Parsons gives tips on how to work with furniture and decor pieces that you already have and use them to their best advantage, writing about “The Delights of Making Do.”

Parsons also reminds us that a home doesn’t have to be perfect to be a wonderful place to live: As you’re reading this book, I hope you’re inspired to work on your house, to customize it and make it feel like a home that is uniquely yours…. But I hope you don’t lose sight of the blessing and gift it is to have a home, to have your home. I hope you’ll love your home for all the wonderful things that it already is.

Sharing at Grace at Home.


5 thoughts on “Book Review: Feels Like Home

  1. CoCo

    So excited you like this book, Nancy! Marian had me at the first page when she dedicated the book to her Mom. She’s been such an inspiration to me and many others over the years. Her success is well deserved. Hope your week has been a good one, CoCo

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