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.

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A pop of color in a neutral setting

Melissa's Latest Post

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 »

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

April 24th, 2014

How To Decorate a Spring Dining Room

It’s spring and that means it is a great time for lighting and brightening up the home! A really fun way to bring the sunshine inside is to add pops of… Read more »

Categories: Color, Dining Rooms, Inspiration

March 27th, 2014

10 Easy Weekend Projects for Your Home

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… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration, Planning Your Project

March 13th, 2014

5 Ways to Get Great Design on a Budget

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… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Inspiration

February 12th, 2014

5 Tips for Decorating a Spring Mantel

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… Read more »

Categories: Dens, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms

January 31st, 2014

Decorating with Blue

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… Read more »

Categories: International Markets

December 18th, 2013

Ideas for Bedroom Colors and Designs

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… Read more »

Categories: Bedrooms

November 22nd, 2013

4 Small Room Ideas

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… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration, Planning Your Project