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The Love Your Home Challenge

by | Feb 24, 2016 | Decorating Inspiration | 30 comments

The Love Your Home Challenge

One of the things I’ve found as a home-maker is that the little things I do (or put my mind to) every day add up to the bigger things I’ve always dreamed about for my home and family. Joy and contentment right where we are, with what we already have, is all we really need.

For those of you who are new around here, I wrote a book called Love The Home You Have that was released last March, 2015. My book was about finding contentment where we are and it focused on the simple things we can do at home to reorient our perspective to what it takes to find joy in what we have and where we live.

It’s how you look at what you have and what you do with it every single day that changes everything.

At the back of Love the Home You Have is a 31 day Love Your Home Challenge, featuring 31 small home decor projects, fun tasks to inspire you, and even focused cleaning frenzies that will not only make it a treat to transform your home, but will bring a sense of direction and happiness to your day.

Home-making looks so easy and beautiful on Instagram, doesn’t it? But in real life we can see the full 360 degree view and it isn’t always as pretty as we wish it was. Spring has been a long time coming. I think we are all ready for a little sunshine and along with it, we could use a little home refreshing.

To motivate myself and to encourage you too, I’ll be offering two upcoming challenges this spring here at The Inspired Room that I hope will bring the spring back into our steps.

The Love Your Home Challenge

First of all, this upcoming week, will you join in the 31 Day Love Your Home Challenge?

Every Sunday (starting this weekend) I will post the week’s challenges (based on the 31 Love Your Home Challenges in the back of Love the Home You Have) here on the blog. You can get the book to follow along and to get some extra encouragement if you’d like to. Even if you completed some of the challenges previously, they are good ones to repeat or challenge yourself to take them to the next level.

Check the blog post each Sunday for an easy to follow list of 7 simple ways you could love your home in the upcoming days, along with a little extra pep talk or some encouragement to get you through the week. Do the ones you can or complete them all, it’s up to you!

I’ll post the day’s challenge once a day on Instagram, too, if you follow me there (@theinspiredroom).

If you’d like the extra motivation to stay focused or you just want to have a fun topic to share with kindred spirits, you can post the results of your challenges on your own blog or Home Love Stories (no blog required), or share on your Instagram, too! Use the hashtag #loveyourhomechallenge if you share so I can find you! But whether you decide to share or not, I hope you’ll follow along and let me know how you’re doing.

Then to keep our momentum and energy up, later in April I’ll post about a brand new challenge and we’ll keep on showing love to the home we have. It’s going to be fun.

I’ll have the first week’s Love Your Home challenges up this Sunday! :)


  1. Lisa at celebrate creativity

    Hi Melissa, There are so many things I’d love to tweak around my house.

    My home decor style, taste and approach have evolved over the years but unfortunately many areas around my house have not kept up with that personal evolution-lol. I have quite a few home makeovers I’d love to get around to tackling.

    I look forward to seeing your Sunday challenges.

    Nice to pop in and look around to see what you’ve been up to.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Nice to see you, Lisa! :) Ha, I know what you mean about the evolution, it sure is a long process, isn’t it?

  2. Kay

    What a great idea! I’m in!

  3. Cheryl

    I’m in too!1 I look forward to it.

  4. Candice from Georgetown, Ontario

    Sounds like fun?

  5. Melina Buxton

    I’m gonna do it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Dory

    Hi Melissa,
    Love your blog and your books! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Nikki

    Oh this sounds like such a good idea! I’m in!!

  8. Rebecca

    I love this! Can’t wait! We have lived I. Our home for about 1 1/2 years and I am really starting to dig in to the decorating! I am working on making our home authentic and I love your tips! I had no idea you wrote a book. I found your blog through a Google search when we started to renovate one of bathrooms a few weeks ago! I will have to find it!

  9. Diana

    Would love to join your challenge. Have the book and it got me going once, and then got busy, but
    ready to start again. Great idea and thank you for the invitation!

  10. Sharon

    Sounds like a plan! I’ll be there with bells on!!

  11. Kelly

    just read the book I’m in

  12. Kim

    Can’t wait!! Maybe this will help me to actually complete a project.

  13. LouAnn

    I am totally in! So excited for this challenge.

  14. Becky

    This sounds great. I need the springtime refreshment.

  15. Rachel

    I have and love your book! It is so helpful when I am feeling like I need to do something but don’t know where to start. I am so happy to join the challenge.

  16. Raelene O'Brien

    Oh you are on! This sounds like just what I need…am a very new reader to your blog (and all the way over in Ireland) but you have already inspired me to make some small changes around my house that I love!

  17. Joanne Taggart

    I really enjoyed your book and am looking forward to the Sunday Love Your Home challenge! To love where we are now and what we have now – BEAUTIFUL!

  18. savannah

    YES!!!!!!! So excited about this! I’ve been wanting to do a home challenge or a one room challenge for forever! This came at the most perfect time!

  19. Rachel

    Yay! I’d love to do this challenge again! I’ll let my viewers know about it too!

  20. Cheryl Ann

    This is so exciting…thanks so much!

  21. Catherine D

    wow… let’s go…. I just bought your kindle book…
    I need a decorating challenge…. of loving this house after 22 years of living in it


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