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

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 »

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

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