I can't speak for other branches of the military but I know in the Army you either get the eggshell color or white walls. So OK you have just moved into a new house to you on your military installation.! CONGRATS! Ok ~ so maybe not, maybe you are tired of living in the same 4 white walls you have seen before, at previous post, especially before the privatization took over, it was all the same color "off white" or egg cream color. "They must have had a sale on that paint or something." It has been the same color paint, and same color carpet at each base we have been stationed at for the last 10 years, I am sure they are going to run out soon :)
Well you all know that the military has just about given up all housing control to private civilians who run things. On some of the bases they are making new houses and up dating all the codes etc. So great you are starting out with a wonderful canvas. Use candles, flowers, bowls of fruit, buy nice cushions, use all of the decor highlighting that you can, it doesn't need to be expensive - expensive only gets broken in the moves! Buy nice but cheap, stuff that you like now, but probably won't in a couple of years - it doesn't matter - you'll be moving then anyway! You can buy cheap frames. You can always paint or decorate them to your theme of the house. Change pictures with the seasons.
Think of it as an opportunity to change your decorating style every couple of years, try new things out, eventually you will find your own unique style and when you do then at least you won't always be wondering if you prefer some other style, but have purchased lots of expensive items which you now can't afford to change
Now you know you can paint your house, you just have to prime it back to a white before you move out! That's so simple to do! Ok through my series of blogs you will see different decoration styles that we are going through. Maybe you just might like something and decorate your house