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

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 »

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

January 5th, 2016

Color Inspiration From HGTV Dream Home 2016

If you are looking for new paint color inspiration to update your own home this year, you just might find it in the HGTV Dream Home! Recently I had the… Read more »

Categories: Color

December 17th, 2015

5 Tips for Fireplace Christmas Decor

Decorating your home for the holidays is a great way to express your creative side and bring a festive look to your home. Since a fireplace is often the… Read more »

Categories: Examples

December 10th, 2015

How to Get Your Living Room Christmas Tree Ready

Paint Color Inspiration: Try Glidden’s Nova White, Universal Gray or Charcoal Coast It’s that magical time of year when we pull out all of our holiday… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms

November 12th, 2015

Colors From Japan

There are many options for finding color inspiration for your home. You can find inspiration anywhere, even through travel or places you would love to… Read more »

Categories: Inspired by Epcot