Hey! I’m Chelsea!
I’m the accidental decorator behind this blog, where I write about decorating, DIY projects, and other creative ideas. For years, I struggled with finding my signature decorating style, giving up plenty of times along the way. When I started shifting my focus away from the house itself and onto my family, everything changed. Now, I love encouraging others to decorate for their people not for the house.
I’m a wife to my husband, Matt, and mama to my two adorable girls. As a military family, we move a lot so we’re always up for an adventure. We’re currently stationed in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida where we enjoy park days, going to the beach, sipping a lot of sweet tea.
A self-proclaimed rental expert with a knack for decorating just about any house.
I believe in decorating without rules.
I believe in making the house fit the family not the other way around.
Four years ago, I had just moved to a new a home, a new town, with a new baby. Matt was gearing up for a deployment and my new baby and I were left to figure out all the things on our own. I was searching high and low for rental decorating ideas and came up short. I created this blog out of necessity for myself but as inspiration for you.
Decorating is hard. It’s challenging and sometimes I struggle. One game-changing philosophy that has helped me power through any decorating rut is the idea that it doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to be you. I want you to decorate now, where ever you are, with what you have. Not your forever house? It can still be your beautiful home! Temporary living situation? I know all about that! I always bother decorating my rentals because I don’t decorate for the house, I decorate for the people who live in it.
You’ll find hundreds of blog posts related to home decor, decorating, and DIY ideas here. I hope you’ll be inspired whether you are tackling a major kitchen renovation, or trying to figure out how to hide some sort of rental house eyesore. I know about both!
Welcome to Making Home Base! I’m so glad you are here!
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