Another PCS, another new house to decorate. For those on base, the dreaded “white wall” struggle is real.
So, how do you create a cozy, personal space for temporary housing? Here are 10 ideas, for any budget, to help make a place feel like home.
The beauty of a fabric wall hanging is in its versatility. They come in hundreds of different styles and colors and can be switched out easily. It’ll take longer to choose between the ikat design or floral print than it will to hang the hardware.
Every room should have something living in it so consider a few large houseplants for the area. Get several kinds, of varying heights, and go for impact with colorful planters. Put them on casters or hang a few pots from the ceiling for added interest.
Paint an Accent Wall
You may not want to paint every wall but what about just one? Select an eye-catching shade or draw inspiration from your palette of existing decor. It’ll be easy to paint over when you move or fall in love with another color.
Folding screens are a quick way to jazz up a boring wall on the cheap. They can stand alongside furniture, hang from the ceiling, or get mounted directly to the wall. Consider creating a diptych or triptych by hanging multiple (removable) panels.
Less is more when you put larger art on display. For something unique, nominate the artist in your family to create an original design. Either paint it directly onto a blank canvas or have a digital copy blown up for display.
Hang a Mirror
Nothing opens up a space better than a mirror. Be sure to hang it so the middle falls at eye level. Pro tip: pay attention to what can be seen in the reflection and make sure it’s something pleasant with clean lines.
Have fun with this multi-functional option. Work with different sizes, shapes, lengths, or materials to give the wall some dimension. Fill them with your favorite books or collectibles and change it up whenever the mood strikes.
There’s a huge assortment available out there (Gucci even makes a luxury line) so you can go as bold or as understated as you’d like. And good news, several brands have replaced the tedious sponge method with ‘peel and stick’ technology for quicker application and removal.
Decorative Decal Art
Decorative decals can be a whimsical and quirky touch. They’re not permanent so don’t be afraid to move them around until you find just the right look. To fill out the space even more, mix and match with quotes and lyrics or create an entire nature scene with flowers, birds, and animals.
Just Go With It
Consider letting the lack of color take the lead. Go for a stark, minimalist look by incorporating white furnishings, rugs, fabrics, etc. The final result? Chic all-white glam.