Melissa Michaels

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.

Melissa's Inspiration

A pop of color in a neutral setting

Melissa's Latest Post

5 Laundry Room Ideas to Refresh Your Space

If you have a weekend to spare, why not refresh your laundry room to be a cleaner, tidier, more inspiring place to do laundry? Here are five laundry… Read more »

April 30th, 2015

A New Home Office with Style on a Budget

Whether you work from home in your own business or just want to have a place to organize your life, a new home office could be designed to inspire you… Read more »

Categories: Offices

February 12th, 2015

Easy Fixes for Ceiling Design Dilemmas

Do you have a ceiling design dilemma such as too short or too tall ceilings, lack of crown molding or just plain unattractive ceilings in your home?… Read more »

Categories: Examples, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

January 13th, 2015

Small Areas That Maximize Space & Personality

Are you hoping to maximize space in your home? Even in a small house, there are usually little nooks and crannies that could be improved upon to bring… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

December 18th, 2014

Ways to Use Pinterest Inspiration for Your Next Project

Are you in search of advice or inspiration for a decorating project? Even as a home d├ęcor blogger that produces decorating content all week long, on my… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

December 2nd, 2014

Flexible Color Combinations for Your Home

If you are a color loving person, you might feel like you need to be surrounded by certain color combinations at home. Yet when you really love color,… Read more »

Categories: Color

November 14th, 2014

Colorful Bathrooms that Don’t Overwhelm

Do you love colorful bathrooms but fear adding too much color might make the room feel closed in or overwhelming? Colorful bathrooms can be interesting,… Read more »

Categories: Bathrooms, Color

September 11th, 2014

Tips on Choosing Grey Paint

I think grey is one of the most versatile and beautiful neutrals for the home. But choosing grey paint can be a little overwhelming because there are so… Read more »

Categories: Color, Planning Your Project

July 18th, 2014

Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets

I’ve always loved the look of two tone kitchen cabinets. I’ve remodeled two kitchens in the past ten years and both times I opted for mixing cabinet… Read more »

Categories: Color, Kitchens

May 29th, 2014

4 Ways to Get Inspired by the Outdoors

Now that Spring and sprung and summer is just around the corner, it is time to get inspired outdoors! The thing I love about this time of year is how it… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Planning Your Project