When you live a transient lifestyle, moving from base to base every few years, it can be hard to set down roots or make your house feel like a home when you know it’s not your forever home. Whether you’re living on base or in an off base rental, there are plenty of ways that you can add your personal style without making any permanent changes.

Picture Shelves

Save yourself the hassle of patching up a bunch of holes in the wall by using shelves to display your pictures. You can even create your own DIY wooden picture ledge with just a few supplies.

Kids Measurement Tracker

If you want to keep track of your children’s height as they grow, we suggest a ruler poster or board that you can hang up and take with you wherever you go.

Change the Light Fixture

This simple change can really make a big difference in your space. Check with your property management company first as they may assist you with the changes or putting the original back up after you move.

Invest in Some Rugs

Having a few nice rugs can not only bring a touch of your personal style to the room, but it also helps if you want to cover up some less-than-ideal floors in your rental. Here’s another tip for you: You can also hang decorative rugs on a shared wall to help give you a little extra soundproofing.

Removable Wallpaper

Wallpaper has come a long way and if you want to add some fun patterns to your home – or if painting just isn’t an option – try a peel and stick removable wallpaper.

What are some of your best hacks for living in military housing? Feel free to share them with us below!