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

Painting a Powder Room Vanity

One of the first projects I did when I bought my house was to paint this vanity in our tiny powder room. It was a faux wood grain, perhaps painted… Read more »

April 20th, 2012

A Boy’s Nursery Inspired by The Hobbit

My youngest child is almost twelve years old now (my how time flies!) but I will never forget dreaming up inspiration and fresh colors for my son’s nursery. After having… Read more »

Categories: Bedrooms, Color, Inspiration, Nurseries

March 8th, 2012

The Painting Supplies You’ll Need

Before you can start a room-painting project, you need to gather up all of the necessary supplies. If you are new to room painting, you’ll quickly see the decision making… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Planning Your Project

February 9th, 2012

Don’t Panic!

Last year I decided I wanted to add a bolder punch of color in my home with wall paint. I usually keep my walls safe and neutral. However, I think… Read more »

Categories: Bathrooms, Color, Examples

January 10th, 2012

Creating a Mood with Paint Colors

Photo from The Inspired Room     I had a bit of a mood crisis when we bought our brand new house. I didn’t wake up on the wrong side… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

December 30th, 2011

Painting Project: Stripes

Quite a few years ago, my husband and I painted stripes in two daughters’ bedrooms in our 1930′s cottage-style home. We wanted their tiny, newly-painted bedrooms to have a bit… Read more »

Categories: Examples, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

December 8th, 2011

Redecorating a Room in 3 Easy Steps

One of the most common questions I get from readers of my blog is “I don’t know where to start with redecorating a room!” It is so easy to get… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Inspiration, Planning Your Project

November 9th, 2011

Meet Melissa

My name is Melissa Michaels and I write a home décor blog called The Inspired Room. I’m excited to be here at My Colortopia! I love to find and share… Read more »

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