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

Hallway Before and After Paint Makeover

Images via The Inspired Room Do you need inspiration for how to refresh a dreary hallway? If you think white paint might be too boring for a hallway,… Read more »

December 2nd, 2016

Moody Colors for Your Walls

Moody colors on your walls can create a dramatic or cozy ambience. While dark paint colors might make some rooms feel too dreary, in the right home and… Read more »

Categories: Color

November 15th, 2016

Inspiration and Wall Colors for a Home Office Makeover

Image via House Beautiful Wall color to try: Candlestick Silver If you work from home you might be in need of a little inspiration. A office makeover… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration, Offices

October 28th, 2016

Weekend Project: Paint a Bathroom Vanity

One of the most affordable ways to transform an outdated bathroom is to paint a bathroom vanity you already have in a fresh and inspiring new color… Read more »

Categories: Bathrooms, Examples, Inspiration

September 1st, 2016

Before & After: Defeat Dark Colors with Glidden Complete

Do you have dark walls, dated woodwork or cabinets you’d like to freshen up? Well, a fresh coat of paint might be all you need. If you’re concerned that… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Examples, How to Paint, Kitchens, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

August 3rd, 2016

Six Summer Decor Tips to Capture Sunny Weather

No matter what the season actually is, your house can take on the personality of a summer home year-round with some simple summer decor. Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration

July 15th, 2016

Get Inspired by These Pretty Front Door Colors

Pretty front door colors and tidy landscapes make homes feel so much more inviting. And a careful selection of colors for the exterior of your home can… Read more »

Categories: Color, Examples, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

June 2nd, 2016

5 Tips for Scoring Interesting Flea Market Finds

I am always on the hunt for new and interesting flea market finds. It’s a fun hobby! My home offers a mix of new and old furnishings and accessories,… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

May 3rd, 2016

How to Set the Right Ambiance With Mood Colors

When selecting colors for a home, people often start out their search by considering what paint color they want. But as a professional decorator, I… Read more »

Categories: Color, Getting Started, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

April 6th, 2016

How To Find the Best Paint Colors for Bathrooms

Paint Colors: Bastlile Blue and Swan White Are you ready to give your bathroom a makeover? Paint is an easy answer to so many blah or tired bathrooms…. Read more »

Categories: Bathrooms