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New York Times bestselling author, Melissa Michaels, will inspire you to make your house a well-loved home. Her relatable style, unique voice, and practical decorating ideas have made her highly respected blog, The Inspired Room, a haven for fans of real-life style.
Step inside Melissa's home as she shares lessons learned, inspiring photos, and encouraging insights to help you embrace your authentic style through
- doable improvements for every room;
- attainable decorating, organizational, and DIY solutions;
- transforming tips for lighting, color, and style;
- motivation to reclaim and organize small spaces
Best of all, you don't need a big budget or perfect DIY skills to embrace Melissa's practical home decor philosophy. You'll return to this book again and again for inspiration to fall in love with the home you have.
Feel Well Where You Dwell
Our dwellings—both our home and body—are intricately connected. Each has the potential to inspire the other to be its very best!
Your home is where your life happens. Learn how to create a sanctuary that inspires your well-being, so you can experience a greater sense of peace, comfort, and belonging.
Your body, including your mind and soul, needs daily nourishment to help you feel healthy and happy. You’ll discover simple ways to make self-care a priority in your home.
Melissa Michaels wants to show you how meaningful it can be to live a life that nurtures both your home and body. By making a series of small, intentional choices—from what you bring into your home to how you shape your daily habits and mind-sets—you can create a more rejuvenating environment that equips you to go into the world and accomplish all you set out to do.
Dwelling will help you
- learn to better care for your home environment so it takes care of you
- make decisions that simplify your life
- create more peace in your day
- invest in relationships that make you feel positive, challenged, and supported
- lean into faith for strength and renewal
When you discover the connection between your home and body and the action steps you can take to improve both, you’ll be on your way to a more balanced and happy life!
Is Clutter Taking Over Your Home and Life?
Stuff. So much stuff! Stuff that may link you to important memories or be needed again someday, but for now just clutters up cupboards and closets and the garage and tables, shelves, and bookcases. Or perhaps paper and miscellaneous stuff is piled on counters...everywhere!
What can you do with all of it?
You can trust Melissa Michaels, creator of the highly respected and popular blog The Inspired Room and a reformed stuff-keeper. In these pages you will find a friend who empathizes with you and offers insightful ideas for altering your habits while efficiently decluttering and organizing your home so that you can really enjoy living there.
With Melissa's encouragement and practical advice, you will be inspired to create a place for the things you love and breathing room to pursue your dreams and engage in life with the people who matter most.
What if the house of your dreams is the home you have? Meet Melissa Michaels, creator of the popular blog The Inspired Room and the best contentment coach you'll ever meet. With humor and candor Melissa reveals how to transform your rooms (and your life) from plainly livable to fabulously lovable.
Like a perfectly overstuffed chair, Melissa's encouragement beckons you to get comfortable and then get creative as you:
- find beauty in the ordinary
- discover your style and let it shine with simple ideas
- entertain possibilities and people with more gratitude and joy
- gather inspiration in the 31-day Love Your Home Challenge
- leap from dreamer to doer with confidence
Much more than décor! This is your invitation to fall in love with the home you have and embrace the gifts of life, people, and blessings right where you are.
101 Real Decorating FAQs Answered
When you have a home decorating question, do you wish you had a team to consult? Now, you do! Home decor experts Melissa Michaels (The Inspired Room) and KariAnne Wood (Thistlewood Farms) answer 101 actual queries from readers like you.
As Melissa and KariAnne help solve these everyday decorating dilemmas, you’ll learn more about…
What to do first, how to update your entire house, and decorate on a budget.
Style and Trends
How to find your personal decorating style, choose a timeless look, and make your home both kid and style friendly.
The Major Elements
Get foundational guidelines for flooring, wall décor, lighting, and more.
Furniture and Space Planning
How to place furniture properly, maximize open floor space, and redo rooms on a tight budget.
Color, Paint, and Patterns
Choose correct colors, learn paint basics, and express your creativity while avoiding clash.
Tame your junk drawer, declutter kitchen appliances, and manage the mess in a multipurpose room.
Accessories and Styling
Accessorize with confidence, showcase your favorite pieces, and own your style even while renting.
If you’re unsure about any area of decorating, chances are the answers are inside this book. Melissa and KariAnne can help!
Bring Order and Purpose to Every Room in Your Home
Getting organized can feel like an impossible task. But it doesn't have to be complicated. The things you actually use need a designated home. The rest of the stuff is clutter and needs to be removed. Once you've determined which is which, order can easily be maintained.
Let bestselling author Melissa Michaels help you get organized with these 50 helpful ideas.
- Gain momentum by making progress, not perfection, your goal.
- Make the most of your space and create a home that works for your family.
- Reduce stress by decluttering and keeping only the things you regularly use.
Featuring more than 300 easy organization tips that address every room, discover how simple and stress-free it can be to restore and maintain order in the space you call home.
Create Memorable Gatherings with Simplicity and Style
Welcoming friends and family into your home doesn't have to be intimidating! These 50 affordable and inspired ideas from bestselling author Melissa Michaels will help you turn any get-together into a special memory.
- Simplify tasks and focus on what guests remember most: the atmosphere, feast, conversation, and special touches.
- Reduce stress when you embrace your authentic hosting style, easy DIYs, and the freedom of using what you have.
- Celebrate people as the centerpiece of any gathering with simple activities that spark conversation and connection.
With more than 300 tips for a variety of gatherings—from a casual outdoor barbeque to a creative guest-of-honor dessert--you'll feel inspired to open your door with confidence!
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"Simple Gatherings invites us all to check hospitality fears and perfectionism at the door. The helpful tips and creative ideas inside will inspire even the most reluctant hostess to take that first step toward creating space for a simple but memorable experience."
Sandy Coughlin, Reluctant Entertainer (blog)
Forget the Renovation—Just Add Inspiration
If you want to jump-start your style and refresh your home without needing power tools and a winning lottery ticket, make Simple Decorating your go-to resource for can-do decor. Spark your makeover momentum with 50 no-fuss tips and discover how to
- get unstuck by embracing a style that is your very own
- transform your spaces with simple color, window treatments, and furniture choices
- layer in personality and warmth with texture and patterns
- turn hard-to-love areas into favorite destinations with creative concealments
- highlight your family's story and lifestyle with accessories
Whether you start with one tip or take these on as a challenge for the month, it's never been more fun (or possible) to create a home you can't wait to come home to.
The Inspired Ideas collection is a series of books with easy tips and fun photos to inspire the areas of your life that matter most to you.