About the Author

Melissa Michaels is the NY Times Bestselling author of Love The Home You Have and The Inspired Room book. Her blog, The Inspired Room, was voted Better Homes & Gardens Readers' Favorite decorating blog in 2014 and 2015. Melissa is a church planter's wife and a mom to three human kids and...

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  1. Melissa,
    I LOVE these ideas! I don’t have a lot of ideas to add, but I do love buying fresh tulips when I can. They brighten any room!
    I can’t sew worth a lick, so that scarf idea has me very intrigued!
    Also, do you know what type of plant (succulents?) is in the picture? We have a beautiful Lavender Farm here on Maui, and I’m sure I’ve seen them there. I absolutely love them because of the flower-pattern they make.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I brought in a few tulips from the yard to put in the dining room and am going to add a plant or two to the kitchen here soon!

  3. Here in MN – it’s much needed to think light and put springy things around. I love the scarf idea! hadn’t thought of that … and I’m going this week to get succulents – just beautiful!

  4. Fabulous ideas! I like to use table runners on top of certain pieces of furniture and I change them out with lighter pieces in the Spring. Although, now that our youngest is walking, the table runners will be tucked away for a while!
    Those succulents are lovely…might have to see about putting a small pot of those in my kitchen.

  5. Loved all the ideas – and they look easy too! The pillow cover with the bird & bird’s nest on it is beautiful!