Melissa Michaels is the author of The Inspired Room, a blog about decorating, easy DIY and realistic homemaking ideas. Her goal is to inspire herself and her readers to love the homes they have.


10 Easy Weekend Projects for Your Home

by Melissa Michaels on March 27th, 2014

Do you have plans for the weekend? While it is nice to have a little time off from work and the hectic pace of a work week to enjoy some relaxation and…

Categories: Inspiration, Planning Your Project


5 Ways to Get Great Design on a Budget

by Melissa Michaels on March 13th, 2014

Do you ever wonder how to put together a great room design on a budget? And when I say budget, I don’t mean the design show television budgets of…

Categories: Getting Started, Inspiration


5 Tips for Decorating a Spring Mantel

by Melissa Michaels on February 12th, 2014

Are you ready to decorate a spring mantel? While I don’t always use the traditional or expected holiday themed decor, I do enjoy evolving my home…

Categories: Dens, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms


Decorating with Blue

by Melissa Michaels on January 31st, 2014

1. Turquoise Dragon Pot 2. Pillow 3. Hickory Stick Candles 4. KitchenAid Mixer 5. Splashed Glazed Barrel Canister 6. Dash and Albert Rug 7. The Kitchn…

Categories: International Markets


Ideas for Bedroom Colors and Designs

by Melissa Michaels on December 18th, 2013

As you consider options for bedroom colors and designs for your home, it is helpful to think about the size and features of the room, the existing or…

Categories: Bedrooms


4 Small Room Ideas

by Melissa Michaels on November 22nd, 2013

Are you looking for small room ideas you can use to make your home more comfortable and functional? With a small space, every inch counts. Here are some…

Categories: Inspiration, Planning Your Project


Home Makeover Inspired by Travel

by Melissa Michaels on October 16th, 2013

Have you ever watched a TV show where a family wins a home makeover? If only a makeover was that easy in our own home. We could go away on a relaxing…

Categories: Inspiration


6 Ideas for Home Improvement

by Melissa Michaels on September 23rd, 2013

I love to improve my home. While sometimes I know exactly what project I want to tackle next, oftentimes I have to go in search of inspiration for…

Categories: Inspiration


10 Creative Ways to Update Kitchen Cabinets

by Melissa Michaels on August 13th, 2013

There are so many creative ways to update kitchen cabinets, even on a budget. I’ve remodeled two kitchens with a few simple techniques that saved…

Categories: Kitchens, Planning Your Project


Belated Spring Cleaning: Five Ways To Spruce Up For Summer

by Melissa Michaels on July 9th, 2013

If you haven’t already, now is the time to do some quick spring cleaning around the house so you can fully enjoy summer. It is so nice to finally see…

Categories: Getting Started, Inspiration

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