18 episodes

No one's born knowing how to style a coffee table, choose a sofa they won't hate tomorrow or pick the perfect rug. Decorating is a skill you can learn, even from a podcast. House Rules  is all about timeless decorating truths that apply to your unique home, style and budget. Learn the rules then break them beautifully.Hosted by New York Times bestselling author, self-proclaimed Imperfectionst and Cozy Minimalist, Myquillyn Smith, The Nester.

House Rules with Myquillyn Smith, The Nester Myquillyn Smith

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 286 Ratings

No one's born knowing how to style a coffee table, choose a sofa they won't hate tomorrow or pick the perfect rug. Decorating is a skill you can learn, even from a podcast. House Rules  is all about timeless decorating truths that apply to your unique home, style and budget. Learn the rules then break them beautifully.Hosted by New York Times bestselling author, self-proclaimed Imperfectionst and Cozy Minimalist, Myquillyn Smith, The Nester.

    17: Plant Math: How to Decide if a Live Plant is Worth It

    17: Plant Math: How to Decide if a Live Plant is Worth It

    The winter season can leave our homes feeling dry and lifeless, but the simple addition of a few plants can breathe new life into your space.  In this episode, you’ll learn two simple methods to embrace greenery in your home without breaking the bank - no green thumb required.
    Episode 7: Bring a Branch Inside: In Defense of ForagingHappy Happy HouseplantPre Order Myquillyn’s new book: House RulesWhat’s your decorating personality? Take the quiz.Find Myquillyn on Instagram , Pinterest , Facebook  and at thenester.com

    • 15 min
    16: Two Things Every Home Has to Have

    16: Two Things Every Home Has to Have

    There are two tools that give every room a sense of functional luxury, doable simplicity and abundant serenity.  By the end of today’s episode you’ll know exactly what those tools are and how they can add richness to your home and life no matter your financial situation.
    The One Thing Podcast: Episode 311Episode 9: What’s Your Decorating Era?What’s your decorating personality? Take the quiz.Get your own copy of The Cozy Minimalist HomeJoin the Cozy CommunityPre Order Myquillyn’s new book: House RulesFind Myquillyn on Instagram , Pinterest , Facebook  and at thenester.com

    • 16 min
    15: What's Your Superpower?

    15: What's Your Superpower?

    Imperfect house meets limited resources: what to do when your circumstances are less than ideal. You don’t have to wait for your next house, I promise you can make meaningful, beautiful changes starting where you are with what you already have. In this episode we’ll talk about lovely limitations and find your resource superpower. 
    Remember Your Resources MinicourseSubscribe to the Cozy Minimal{list}What’s your decorating personality? Take the quiz.Pre Order Myquillyn’s new book: House RulesFind Myquillyn on Instagram , Pinterest , Facebook  and at thenester.com

    • 14 min
    14: How to Take Back Your House: Christmas Undecorating Like a Cozy Minimalist

    14: How to Take Back Your House: Christmas Undecorating Like a Cozy Minimalist

    Packing up your holiday decor doesn’t have to feel like a dreaded chore. In today’s episode, you’ll learn four simple steps I follow to pack away my Christmas decor that will make next year’s unpacking easier and more enjoyable than ever.


    Join the House Hushing ChallengeWhat’s your decorating era? Take the quiz.Pre Order Myquillyn’s new book: House RulesFind Myquillyn on Instagram , Pinterest , Facebook  and at thenester.com

    • 17 min
    12: The Secret to Simple Christmas Decor

    12: The Secret to Simple Christmas Decor

    If the thought of thoroughly decorating the halls has ever felt more like a burden than a blessing to you, then listen in. In this episode, you’ll learn my secret to simple Christmas decor through five simple steps to winterize your home decoratively first. Your home will feel in keeping with the season November through March. 


    What’s your decorating era?: Take the quiz.Myquillyn’s Winter Pinterest Board + Winter PlaylistGet your own copy of Myquillyn’s last book, Welcome HomeDonna Hay Christmas (Australia) Disney+ Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day2023 Gift Guide

    • 27 min
    13: How to Decorate for Christmas Like a Cozy Minimalist

    13: How to Decorate for Christmas Like a Cozy Minimalist

    Whether you’ve already started pulling out your Christmas bins, or will be soon, it’s helpful to know your goal for your Christmasy home.  In today’s episode, you’ll learn my personal motto to help refocus your Christmas decor mindset and embrace a cozy and meaningful holiday season. 


    Listen to Episode 12: The Secret to Simple Christmas Decor: Winterize FirstWhat’s your decorating era? Take the quiz.Get your own copy of Myquillyn’s last book, Welcome Home2023 Gift GuideFind Myquillyn on Instagram , Pinterest , Facebook  and at thenester.com

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
286 Ratings

286 Ratings

sreese75 ,

So much encouragement!

I love this show —it’s a shot in the arm of pure encouragement to get inspired about decorating.

Cassiet717 ,

I listen twice!

I tend to listen to each episode twice - once for the content (unparalleled in designing for real people), and again when I have a hard time reading. Weird, maybe , but her voice is so dang soothing that it works!

chloebclark ,

The podcast I never knew I needed!

I was somewhat skeptical about how helpful a podcast on home design could be, but I have been amazed at how practically and simply she unpacks each topic to help create a home you love. I have loved every episode and have taken at least one valuable nugget from each! The simplicity of her approach makes me feel a lot less overwhelmed when it comes to creating a home I love. Thanks, Myquillyn!

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