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

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 »

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

September 10th, 2015

How to Remodel a Kitchen With Built-In Cabinets

Image via BHG Are you considering remodeling your kitchen? A remodeled kitchen can be a great investment for your home. You can easily transform the… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration, Kitchens

September 8th, 2015

4 Ways to Add a Soft Autumn Color Palette to Your Home

When picturing decorating with the colors of autumn, you might normally think of rich and brilliantly saturated shades of orange, gold, dark brown or… Read more »

Categories: Color

July 27th, 2015

5 Smart Living Room Decorating Ideas

A well-designed room should be a beautiful reflection of your lifestyle and family. But there is no need to settle for a matched set of furniture, you… Read more »

Categories: Living & Family Rooms

May 26th, 2015

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 »

Categories: Before & Afters

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