Welcome to our Okinawa military off base home tour full of decorating tips and DIYs for renter-friendly decor in an eclectic global style perfect for on-base housing and rentals.
Welcome to our Okinawan rental! We are a military family stationed in Japan and living off base (on-base housing was completely full when we arrived). We moved in February 2015 and have enjoyed every minute of it. If you are new here, welcome. I will find many rental friendly decorating tips for on or off base housing, small spaces, and apartments and I hope they inspire you to love your space! (Also tour a traditional Japanese rental home in Iwakuni, and a few more homes in Okinawa.)
We have a fantastic foyer that has built-in bookcases and shoe cabinets. It’s awesome.
This is the spot in the house where I showcase a lot of different colors. The color-coded books set the tone. You can read more about how I styled the bookcases HERE.
The floral paper lantern was a summer DIY (which you can find HERE) but I’ve kept it out most of the year because of how cheery it is!
One of the easiest and cheapest wall treatments I’ve ever done, is this fan wall. You can find two different ways to create it HERE.
As you come around the corner, the house opens up into my office nook, our living room, and kitchen/dining room.
You can read about my office makeover HERE. I tell you what, I’m becoming the queen of small space decorating ideas! 😉
The living room also serves as my piano studio. I can’t live without my baby grand-piano and it has traveled all over the world with us.
Our house if full of windows and with white floors and walls, it’s bright most of the day. Great for taking pictures and working on DIYs! Not so great for pet hair and kid messes.
Our kitchen went through a major makeover with the One Room Challenge. You can find details on the kitchen table set, swiss-cross decals, and floral kitchen cabinets HERE.
Even the built in china cabinet received some love with washi and construction paper.
The house also has two full bathrooms and a laundry rooms. The two baths are pretty much the same. A separate sink area and a deep Japanese bathtub.
The downstairs bathroom sink area also has the laundry area. It went through a New Year New Room refresh and it’s actually nice to be in there! You can find out all of the DIYs HERE (DIY cord covers, bathroom art and styling, and faux succulent art). We have three bedrooms. My daughter’s room was one of the first to be done. We had to use government issued furniture but we don’t even mind it now.
You can read more about my daughter’s room HERE. Our son’s room is still a work in progress but it’s getting there….
The last room I want to share is our master bedroom. It has a walk out balcony overlooking the Pacific ocean and a large walk in closet. It’s heaven.
The last area I want to share is our outdoor space. It’s little but we do spend some out there when we aren’t at the beach or exploring the island. I hope you enjoyed the tour!