Tips for Making Military Housing More Home-like

It is no secret among the general public that base housing has the reputation of looking kind of “blah.” But this perception does not have to necessarily be true. Military housing can have the look and feel of home while at the same time retain a look that befits base housing complete with USMC home décor and US Marine gifts. Military spouses take note:

  • Paint: Paint is a relatively inexpensive way to transform any living space instantly. Just be sure to use colors that are approved by the Marine Corps Community in which you are a member.

  • Pictures: Pictures of civilian life are an excellent way to personalize base housing. Additionally, the size, placement and shape of the frames, pictures, etc., are also an element of home decor.

  • Use lighting: Use the light of the outdoors to brighten and liven up your base housing.

  • Use plants: There are many sites that will give tips for decorating with plants including some that even show you how to decorate using vertical gardens for those smaller spaces.

  • Removable vinyl: Transform a listless looking bathroom by adding vinyl tiles to it that can be easily removed after you move out.

  • Temporary Wallpaper: Temporary wallpaper can be found all over the Internet and can be the perfect solution for military spouses who wish to brighten up base housing.

  • Dress the Windows: Drapes, curtains, blinds, etc., can go a long way in improving the look of otherwise ordinary looking windows.

  • Use your patio space: While a traditional garden is out of the question for most base housing, you can still place small planters around your patio. Additionally, since this kind of housing is transient, small plants are easy to relocate when the time comes to move on.

Finally, before implementing any of these tips make sure that you seek the approval of the Marine Corps Community where your home is located. If you get the go ahead then by all means use this guide to give your base home the look and feel of your off-base home. Place our UMSC home decor alongside the items in your base home or use it to decorate your civilian home or office. We have a variety of items such as plaques, frames, wall clocks, shower curtains, Semper Fi Rugs, thermometers, wind chimes, sun catchers, ammo boxes and more.2017-08-08_1414

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