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Home Blog {Inspiration}

by | Jan 24, 2011 | blogging, Decorating Inspiration

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Home Blog {Inspiration}

The Inspired Room is what is known as a “home blog,” which means I have the awesome privilege of sharing my own thoughts and ideas for creating a home with my readers! I’m a “home blogger” and I love what I do!

I’ve been a home blogger since 2007 and it has been an amazing journey. Blogging has taken me from what started out as a part of my real decorating business to a now full time business as a blogger and publisher of decorating inspiration. I’m honored that The Inspired Room was voted as one of the top 12 home blogs on the web for the past two years at Apartment Therapy!

If you are looking for simple, affordable and inspiring ideas for decorating your home, I put together a list and inspiration gallery of many of my favorite How to Decorate posts.  You can find many of my ideas by clicking the banner below.

Home Blog {Inspiration}

One of my favorite things about blogging though isn’t just getting to share my ideas, it is the community of like minded bloggers, all sharing their own homes, ideas, journeys and passion for life.

I love to feature other bloggers and introduce you to their blogs, their room makeovers and awesome DIY projects.

You can find lots of features of bloggers’ projects in my Room Tours and DIY section! You can click on the banners below to check them out! Enjoy!

Home Blog {Inspiration}

Home Blog {Inspiration}


  1. Jacque

    Have a fab time :)

    • janet m.

      what would I do without Home Depot The answer to all my needs and wants…..I cal it my Home Away from Home> We are serial renovators and have been for over 40 years > Hubby and I have restored or rebuilt over 16 houses and moved almost that many times. So Home Depot is my second home! Good luck to all of us Sure would be SUPER!! Thanks

  2. Glenda Childers

    Enjoy every moment . . . especially getting to lead the home bloggers group.


  3. Connie Tacazon

    Love the clean lines of that dining room and jealous you get to meet some fab bloggers. ;)

  4. Gwen

    Have a great time! Sounds like a wonderful conference.

  5. Emily

    have fun!! i’ll be home having a pity party for myself.

  6. Becky K.

    Enjoy Blissdom!
    I’ll be looking forward to the photos and stories you’ll have to share.

  7. Shannon

    It’s always a treat coming to your blog! Have a wonderful day!

  8. Melinda Stanton

    Love your blog– have a great time at Blissdom and come back recharged with more great ideas!

  9. Estela

    Safe travels! Have a great time :)

  10. Jena

    Have a great time, and I wish I could be there!

  11. carolinagirl

    Would love to be entered. Thanks for the link…lotta great blogs!

  12. Julia

    I ‘ve never heard of blissdom before, I will definitely check it out! Have fun!

  13. Karen

    Hi Melissa,
    Safe travels and I’ll look forward to some new “inspiring” ideas from your time at Blissdom.

  14. Lyndsey

    have a great time!

  15. Skye

    I so wish I was going to Blissdom! Maybe next year! I hope you have fun! :)

  16. Kirsten

    Have fun at Blissdom! Can’t wait to read all about it.

  17. Kristie

    new to your blog and loving it!
    I adore the stripes they painted in the picture. In my bathroom I did 12×12 squares of the same color but one was high gloss and one was matte, turned out fantastic!

  18. Deanna

    Have a wonderful time. I am looking forward to hearing all about it!

  19. Carolyn

    Have a great time! I am so looking forward to hearing all about your trip when you rrturn!

  20. Jenny

    Hope you have a great time- and maybe even get some more ideas for your bathroom makeover! :)

  21. Lynn

    Just found your blog….and I’m in love with it!

    Have fun in Nashville!

  22. Mandy

    I HEART home bloggers. What an incredible world of inspiration we have at our fingertips! Have a splendid time at Blissdom!

  23. Lynn

    Oh! I could do wonders with a $100 Home Depot card!
    Got lots of decorating still to do in my new home :)

  24. Rachel

    Hope you have a wonderful time at Blissdom and I can’t wait to see more of your renovations!

  25. amy

    Cute Stripes! Have a great time on your trip!

  26. Amy

    Cute Stripes! I love stripe anything. Have a great time on your trip.

  27. Melissa

    Hope you have a great time at Blissdom!

  28. Dawna

    Have a joy filled time at Blissdom!
    LOVE the stripes on the wall in this photo… it gives me some much needed inspiration for my bathroom makeover.

  29. Marilyn

    Love this arrangement of plates around the mirror! And the striped wall is cool!

  30. teresa

    Can’t wait to hear how things go =)
    I too am amazed at all the great ideas from Home bloggers.
    Have a wonderful time
    Happy Day

  31. Lorrie

    Have a wonderful time at Blissdom. Looking forward to a report from the front!

  32. Joyce

    I want it! I want it! (envision my hand eagerly raised up saying pick me! pick me!) I have some furniture painting I’d like to do and could use this to purchase my supplies.
    Have fun at Blissdom. All that creativity in one place. Sounds exciting. Be safe!

  33. Clydia

    I love reading your blog! Can’t wait to see pics from Blissdom. Have a fabulous time!!!

  34. judy

    Love your inspiring blog!!! Have a great Blissdom! Sure could use $100 …I am feeling inspired!

  35. FairfieldHouse


    I won’t be attending this year, but God willing, hope to meet up with you next time. I could use some bliss. Enjoy!

    Your Friend,

  36. Courtney M

    I have Blissdom envy. Have fun! Love your blog.

  37. Abby

    Have a great time, filled with learning, relaxing, fun, oh and chocolate and lots of girl time.

  38. Laura

    Have a great time at Blissdom…never heard of it but sounds fun. I love your great ideas!

  39. Leah

    Thanks for the helpful inspiration and advice… 1860’s farmhouse renovation in progress and needing all the help I can get!

  40. Patti Balhorn

    I started blogging in September and have gotten hooked. There are so many talented people and beautiful images – it is truly unbelievable. I think I am going to spend a few minutes on blogging, and hours can pass by as I look at so many beautiful rooms, flowers, and creative ideas.

    Check out my blog sometime at

  41. Kim

    Yay Home Bloggers! My flight leaves in the am! Can’t wait to meet you in person! We’ll all have a fabulous time! Great Tumbler pics too!

  42. Karen

    I was in Home Depot 2ce this weekend! I love your ideas and the other websites that you share! Enjoy Blissdom!

  43. Patricia

    Enjoy your trip! I really enjoy the inspiration from your blog and hope to win the gift card. Just spent a couple of hours there this weekend. Trying to get up the courage to paint my oak kitchen cabinets.

  44. {darlene}

    Melissa! How I wish I was going to Blissdom. I am still hoping to make it back to Relevant!

    I thought I would link up this post. Our home is in the early stages of interior ideas… we have been mostly doing renovations. But this floor solution has been one of my best projects! I hope you like it:

    Off to check out your tumbler list!
    Have a great time this week/weekend!
    – {darlene}

  45. Condo Blues

    I hope to meet you IRL at Blissdom!

  46. Becky

    Hope you have a wonderful time at the conference!

  47. Melissa

    I just _hate_ that I live here in Nashville and can’t attend Blissdom! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  48. Pam Hofmann

    The boys bathroom at our home needs a revival from 1980’s oak. We would love to replace a vanity and the lighting!
    Enjoying your blog as always!

  49. viola

    I just started reading blogs. Thanks for being one that I look forward to seeing show up in my igoogle reader! I haven’t figured out how blogs such as yours have things to win, but that’s cool! I enjoy learning about blogs, and hope to one day get the one I’ve had friends requesting that i offer the world…using design to help people design their life (internally as that I’m a counselor and support people living their most beautiful lives). The counseling part is easy, figuring out the logistics of blogging is the adventure. Anyhow, thanks for the inspiration to blog!

  50. Roxanne Davis

    can’t wait to see what you do! Would love to finish my bathroom, had to halt mid-remodel due to some expected financial changes…

  51. Heather E Transue

    Pushing for the win! I would love a HD card. Have fun at Blissdom!

  52. susan

    Sending you with prayers and wishing u joy–Melissa & ~all~ readers/bloggers off to B’dom! I wish I could go too! But,like my bathroom(haha) that’s gonna take some work! Love ya dear one! Have a wondrous time & we expect LOTSA pictures! Anybody with me on that one? pictures! :D xoxox snooz

  53. Melissa

    Your blog is truly an inspiration! I’ve been looking for ideas on how to make my apartment more of a home and I really enjoy the great things you have to share. Thanks!

  54. Laurie

    Have fun at Blissdom! If I win the HD card I promise to put it to good use!!!

  55. Anne

    Thanks for sharing, sharing and sharing. Love your give away.. HD he someone comes.. Hope it is me.

  56. lisa s

    I would love to win so we can start our kitchen reno. Love your blog.

  57. thecoolmom

    Great post! I get so inspired looking at other people’s projects that are posted on their blogs. I’m ready to make over several areas of my home and an HD card would be awesome!

  58. jenn d

    enjoy checking you blog – very inspiring!

  59. The Lovely One

    Have fun at Blissdom! Can’t wait to hear all about your adventures!

  60. Erin

    Thank you so much for the feature! What a great surprise! I hope to meet you at Blissdom. :)

  61. Maaike Quinn

    I love your blog. I simply adore the design and I really like to get inspired by all the lovely things you post. Have a great time at Blissdom!

  62. Julie C

    Looking forward to seeing your results! Would be fun to join you if I win.

  63. Sally

    Wow – love the plates on the wall in your picture from Two Story Cottage.

    Have fun at Blissdom!

  64. Kate

    Love your site!! Can’t wait to see what you do with your bathroom makeover!!

  65. Cheryl B

    My bathroom is antique white. I would love to paint it a pretty color. That just might spark some creativity in there!

  66. lesley

    Enjoy Blissdom, I’m sure you will have a blast with all those fabulous ladies !

  67. Jennifer Hayes

    Hope you have a great time. I would love the card to finish up my “NEW” front door fund.

  68. Karen Stewart

    love the ideas!Love your blog, I get great ideas and admire your talent!

  69. V Massey

    I would love to win I would paint my bathroom

  70. Reginia Boling

    I so wish I was at Blissdom so I could meet you!
    I have been a semi-blogger for about 2 years but an “active” on for a few months now and your blog was one of the first ones I came across and fell in love with!

    Thank you so much for the awesome ideas and laughter!

  71. Marla

    We know you will come back recharged from Blissdom.

    And…in case you are speaking…there will be some of us praying, mightily, for you;)

    Have a fun and encouraging time Melissa!

  72. Kriste

    Love your site–beautiful and practical. Thanks for all the encouragement!

  73. Jeannine

    Fun. Thanks for sharing the Yellow Cape Cod — I liked visiting there too.

  74. Jennifer M

    So inspiring! Tackling the dining room this week!


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