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Join The Inspired Room Community! (Free Group for You!)

by | Oct 2, 2019 | Decorating Inspiration

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Join The Inspired Room Community! (Free Group for You!)

Introducing: The Inspired Room Community!

After receiving many messages and emails about this, I am so excited to invite y’all to The Inspired Room Community. I asked a few weeks ago if you’d be interested in joining a private Facebook community just for kindred spirits and friends in The Inspired Room, and the response was a resounding YES!

So let’s do this!

Quite a few years ago my girls and I started a community blog called Home Love Stories, where members could share their homes. We loved it, and many of you did, too, so we’ve decided to bring the community concept back (the Home Love Stories community is currently on hold but might return in the future).

For now we think a Facebook group will be easier for most people to keep up with and just as fun! I so hope you’ll be a part of it!

Join The Inspired Room Community! (Free Group for You!)

Will you join us?!

One thing I’ve been thinking about for the past few years (well, really all 12 years I’ve been blogging, but especially lately!) is how incredible it is that the internet can bring together like-minded people and we can form such an encouraging supportive community.

I’ve been so encouraged by you all over the years. Women at their own homes, behind their computers or phones, who may never have met otherwise…being able to connect over common threads and interests. It’s been so cool!

But as the internet has grown and changed, finding that sense of community has been more difficult. I hope this group will solve some of that by bringing our like-minded friends closer together in a smaller group.

Plus, the Facebook format will allow you to get to know each other and is a way for me to get to know YOU better, too!

Join The Inspired Room Community! (Free Group for You!)

For the past couple of years I’ve been leading a private group for the Dwell Well Collective (my Young Living members) and I can honestly say the women in our group are becoming some of my closest friends. My girls and I are active in our home + wellness education group and lead a team of women entrepreneurs through that group as well. It’s been a very positive experience!
Many of you are already in the Dwell Well Collective community (it’s free and open to anyone who gets their starter kit or reactivates a membership with me! I’d love for you to join us there too, go HERE to get set up!) You can be in BOTH of my communities!

Our new group, The Inspired Room Community, is FREE and available for any of you to join (first make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter/ blog posts in order to be approved into the group, you’ll need to answer the questions asked upon requesting the Facebook group before we can approve you).

If you aren’t already subscribed to the blog, you can subscribe with the form below or in the sidebar of the blog! Then sure you CONFIRM your subscription when you receive the confirmation email. You’ll receive emails from me to alert you when I publish a new blog post, as well as receive any special newsletters I send out.

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If you subscribe to the blog/newsletter and have confirmed your subscription via email, you can then request to join The Inspired Room Community group here! Make sure you answer the questions when you join the group!

Join The Inspired Room Community! (Free Group for You!)
Click here to join! (you will be accepted shortly after answering the questions and confirming you are a subscruber!)

This is a brand new exclusive community-led group for subscribers of The Inspired Room blog ( This space will be open to you, my lovely readers, as a place to share photos of your homes, encourage each other, ask questions and offer ideas!

Let’s make this a sweet community where we’re all inspired to create homes we can’t wait to come home to! Come make yourself at home!

The Inspired Room Community

So what will this community be like? It will be a community-led group, meaning it will mostly be whatever you all choose to post and chat about as long as its related to the home and in keeping with the general philosophy and spirit of The Inspired Room.

I don’t anticipate doing regular posts or offering design advice there, at this time, besides chiming in with comments when I’m able because I’m still blogging here regularly (and writing a new book!), running my Instagram accounts, and keeping up with my Dwell Well Collective group!

But rest assured, my girls and I will be present and a part of the community. We are very excited to get to know YOU better!

Join The Inspired Room Community! (Free Group for You!)

The Inspired Room Community will be a place to be authentic. It will be a place where you can share YOUR home photos and bring your own related home questions and topics and share ideas with others.

You’ll be able to show us your fall nesting ideas and daily routines, favorite corners and pretty things you love in your home. You can ask decorating questions and know you’ll get thoughtful answers from the community (without fear of being judged or of what mean people might say because y’all, mean or cranky people will be promptly evicted! This is an uplifting positive community.). Show us your remodeling adventures. Help others. Meet friends and connect (no sales or promotion will be allowed, though).

But, ONE DISCLAIMER! Please don’t stop commenting on the blog! I love the hearing from you here and I read ALL of your comments so I don’t feel like I’m talking to myself. Thank you to those of you who support my efforts with your comments and don’t forget each blog comment enters you into the Surprise Box giveaways.

Have I mentioned The Inspired Room community will be FREE? :) The only requirements to join The Inspired Room community at this time are to know who I am (I’m hosting this, so we don’t allow party crashers), follow the blog and subscribe to The Inspired Room newsletter/blog posts, and that you are a nice person.

To kick this new community off in a friendly neighborly way, we set up an introductions post and are hosting a giveaway in the group (this giveaway is different that and in addition to our Surprise Box Giveaway for comments on my blog posts and Instagram posts! We will be announcing our first Surprise Box Giveaway this weekend, by the way!).

Once you join the group and are added in, introduce yourself in a comment on THIS POST to enter the giveaway and so we can get to know you better (the link goes to the welcome giveaway post in the new group so you won’t be able to see it until you are approved into the group).

Join The Inspired Room Community! (Free Group for You!)

Click here to join! See you in there!


  1. Bonnie Stoltzfoos

    This is so fun!! All signed up and joined! :D

  2. Shari

    What a great idea! I’m going to join right now!

  3. Angela G.

    Happy to hear you are giving women a place to gather. I have chosen not to have a Facebook account and so I won’t be joining you, but I hope it is a beautiful success. Social media can always benefit from more positive words about home and community.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      It sure can, I am not a fan of social media myself either, but I definitely feel I can meet a need there. I hope this group will be a positive experience for the community who chooses to gather there!!

  4. Helene

    I’m going to join right after this post!

  5. Isabel Z

    I don’t have a Facebook account but wanted to chime in as well and wish you continued success in this new endeavor. I

  6. jen S

    This is so exciting! I am joining now!

  7. Sue Davies

    Happy to hear that you are going to have a group on Facebook. I have been a long time follower of your blog and am excited to be part of this new group.
    Sue in Florida

  8. Brittany Romero

    How fun!!!

  9. Tamara

    I truly enjoy your posts and look to them for inspiration. The FB group will be fun and a great way to share our love for our homes and grow from one another’s sharing and encouragement. XOXO

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you so much, Tamara! I’m so glad we can offer this as an option. I hope it will meet a need! xo

  10. Patty

    How fun! Off to make it official right now!

  11. Texpeg

    I’m really looking forward to this new Facebook group!

  12. Dr.Amrita Basu

    Just applied to the fb group.This looks like a good idea to meet home loving people.

  13. Rachel

    I don’t know why the idea of a Facebook group makes me nervous? I’ll have to think about it. I have enjoyed commenting on your posts though.


    I am thrilled to be a part of this group! You have provided so much inspiration in the past and I look forward to learning more as a participant in this group!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I hope it will be a wonderful community for readers! Thank you for joining!

  15. Kathy

    What a great idea! I enjoy reading your blog and I know I will enjoy connecting with other women who have a passion for creating a warm, welcoming and comfortable home!

  16. Debbie Keith

    Joined and really excited to be a part of this! What a wonderful idea.

  17. Kay

    Been following your blog for a long time because I live your decorating style. Your home looks “lived in” comfy & cozy, the way I want to make my own home to be!
    I’m looking forward to this new group because I’m sure I’m going to meet some great people who have fantastic decorating ideas!

  18. Christine

    I don’t have FaceBook. I don’t like it. There’s others out there that feel the same way so we miss out on all sorts of special offers and community.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Oh, I can imagine! I get it. The reason people use Facebook for their groups is it is user friendly and so many people are already familiar with it and go there regularly.

      But I know a lot of people (including ME!) don’t like it for how it is usually used. For a group, though, it can be great because you don’t have to personally follow ANYONE. Nothing is in your feed and you don’t have to see anything BUT the group you want to be involved in. I know LOTS of people who get an account just to be in my wellness group, so it’s something to consider!

      But no worries if you choose not to! You can still hang out here on the blog! xoxo

    • KC

      I’m in the same boat. I see we aren’t the only ones, by the comments. I won’t be able to participate either because I don’t do the Facebook thing. I’m a regular subscriber to the blog for years. This will be added to the many missed opportunities for those of us who choose not to get involved with that platform/Facebook because I want my privacy properly guarded. I follow other bloggers who decided to do the Facebook group thing and then they never come back to the blog. I’m hoping it doesn’t happen here because I do enjoy The Inspired Room. I wish you much success, but really hate to see this shift to this platform. I often wonder do bloggers ever consider that there IS a massive population of readership and loyal followers on the internet who do NOT use social media platforms to get their information (who may deserve these discounts or special access too?)? Not everyone wants every little thing in life, from apps to special discounts and exclusive communication, to run thru Facebook first so they get involved. Just an observation I thought you should be aware of. I do wish you must success. I have all your books and enjoy your blog immensely, I just wish there wasn’t this particular aspect of exclusion.

      • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

        I totally understand that you and others don’t use FB (which is why we tried the off-site community) and I respect that! You have to do what works for you.

        Rest assured though that I’m not shifting to a different platform and I am not going anywhere! This blog is staying! I know I am one of the few bloggers who has stayed consistent over the years. Many have turned off comments, or abandoned their blogs for paid groups etc or only come back when they have something to sell. Not me! :)

        I’ve been right here for 12 solid years, blogging away and doing my best to build community right here on the blog. I have no intention of abandoning the blog …. as long as I can afford to do it and as long as you are all still showing up, I plan to do the same.

        That’s why comments here on each post mean so much to me and to other readers, we LOVE THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY! I’ve had many readers tell me that they love reading the comments here, so I hope you’ll help me build community by posting comments and reading them! It really makes a difference!!

        The FB group is a gift to readers who will enjoy it, but if it’s not your thing, no worries. Just stick around here and we’ll have fun!

  19. Mary Stewart

    I just joined the group!

  20. Caroline

    I just joined–looking forward to it.

  21. Karen

    Looking forward to this new group! Will be great to touch base with home loving, like minded people. Keep up the good work!

  22. Susan

    I always liked looking at the Home Love Stories when the link was on the blog, I just don’t do the Facebook thing though, so I won’t be joining. I am sure others will enjoy it.

  23. Mercedes

    Sounds nice

  24. dee

    I just joined. I wonder if those hesitate to join FB realize that closed groups are different. Maybe they could join FB using the bare minimum of personal info, no picture and only join your closed group?

  25. Amanda

    I don’t do social media either, but it seems like a very efficient and widely-used platform for stuff like this, so I’m sure you will all have a good time!

  26. Heather

    Great idea!

  27. Nancy Schmitt

    Just received But Where Do I Put the Couch? and very much enjoy your blog posts. Looking forward to joining the community!

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