There are quite a few decorating challenges for military families.
Since we move every few years, we have the fun chance to redecorate often, but we need to do that on a budget.
I don’t like nor can we afford to buy an entire house full of new goods every few years when we move.
Blank Empty Spaces
Moving to a rental means a lot of white or blank walls. It’s an empty canvas!
What can we do with all that plain wall space?
Bright furniture, fun drapery, and eye-catching wall art help combat those boring spaces. We love our travel photos!
Rugs are great for tile, hardwood, linoleum – really any floor surface. It really pulls a room together. We have several mixy-matchy rugs that tie in our favorite colors and add warmth and cushion to tired feet.
Tables with cabinets, shelves, drawers, and baskets do double duty as storage containers so I don’t have to feel cluttered.
I like to display all my books in big bookcases for easy reference.
We showcase our keepsakes on the mantle and sofa table.
Lighting sets the mood.
We love natural lighting, but it gets dark early in some seasons! We prefer simple table and floor lamps (preferably on dimmer switches!) instead of harsh ceiling lights in the afternoons and evenings.
We love to gather in the living room and play board games or snuggle up to read together by the warm glow of our table lamps and candlelight.
Furniture rental is a great option for active duty military personnel since with each new PCS comes a new living situation. Temporary unaccompanied duties are also a great time to use this option.
That sectional sofa we have today, may not fit in our future home.
By working with CORT, we can find the right pieces to fit our existing spaces. Then when we are ready to move to the next base in a new city (or country!), we just give CORT a call and they’ll come pick it all up!
CORT works with military personnel to provide what we need when we need it. The best part of the furnishing process – CORT picks it up when we are ready to move on to the next assignment!
Learn more about CORT on their blog.