Where to Shop for Furniture & Decor Without Wasting All Your Time & Money

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Creating a beautiful home starts in your head, not in the furniture store.

With any project, you don’t begin by focusing on what you need; you being by recognizing what you already have. I wasted years in our early homes fretting over what I didn’t have, and it blinded me to what was right in front of me.  —The Nesting Place, page 111 (and every word is still true).


When it comes to making changes in your home, I’m the first one to say that you should start with what you have–shop the house, move stuff around! This is my favorite decorating & style tip–simply use what you have in a different way!


But, I also realize that many of us do need to purchase things for our home from time to time, and when we do, it’s nice to have an idea of where to start looking for said things.

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I recently created a 26 page shopping/buying guide.


This guide is a quick read with lots of photos and all my tips for where I shop for different types of things for my house–it’s pretty much the answer to the question I get asked the most! Hey, where do you shop for [insert every type of furniture or decor item here].


This is not a guide of everything in my house and where I purchased it from–lots of my stuff is second-hand, local or older, but for the things available online, you can find the sources here.


Instead, this is a guide to the best places to look for great things for your home, things like lamps, rugs, drapes, every type of furniture, accessories and more! I’ll tell you where to splurge and where to consider buying second hand– along with common pitfalls and tips.

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sample page


The guide is available when you subscribe to Nesting Place updates–home related encouragement in your inbox–one to three times a week. Of course you can unsubscribe at any time. If you are already a subscriber, you’ll get your guide included in today’s email (look for it later today!).

Not yet subscribed? Simply fill out the form below and I’ll get your guide right to you.

the best shopping guide!


  1. Hi Myquillyn,

    You have some beautiful things, and I appreciate the ideas and where to shop online. It can be a real chore finding just the right things. I also appreciate your creativity. I’m not the creative person in our family so it takes me awhile to visualize how things might look so you’ve been a big help there as well.


  2. I can’t wait to receive this where to !!!!
    I’m redoing my living room, so this will be so helpful!
    Thank you for compiling all of this and sharing with us!!!!
    Candace :)

  3. You ROCK Myquillyn! Thanks so much! Such good stuff!!! Thank you so much! g

  4. I have to say when I went to look at the post, I am super inspired on how minimal you are keeping your rooms! I definitely relate how your love of tchotchkes. I have been really trying to clean out spaces and clean off open areas AND shopping my other rooms for inspo! Love the cozy minimalist perspective you’re giving. Keep up the great work!

  5. Thank you so much for giving us such a nice gift! How wonderful!

  6. Dana Vines says

    Looking forward to being enlightened! Starting to furnish my forever home. :)

  7. Lisa Mothersead says

    Myquillyn, I just wanted to say thank you for the (instagram) prayer for Orlando. I have a (lovely) gay brother in Florida and it just meant a lot to me. Too few commented in the home decor blog world. I expected much more kindness. You don’t just talk the talk, you walk the walk. I appreciate your blog, instagram, home, and sweet heart. ❤️

  8. Shonni Hassoldt says

    Hello Myquillyn, I am a subscriber, but did not recieve the guide yesterday. I just wanted to check up with you. Thanks,

  9. good one

  10. Yay. Super excited to receive this. I enjoy your site so much.

  11. Time to shopping!!

  12. I subscribed, but the last email I got from The Nester was one saying that the Cozy Minimalist course was shutting down for the summer. Help please? I love your ideas!

  13. Jodi Hoover Jones says

    I have received your emails for several years, but since May 2016, it has been hit or miss.
    I did not receive any of these. Could you possibly send it?
    I loved your book as well as your style. Your photos continue to inspire me.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.

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