Decorating Your New Home with Style

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From mid-century to Victorian, you can create a cohesive look outside in no matter what era your house was built in. Finding a home requires trade-offs, whether in the house or neighborhood. And though it’s not easy to change your neighborhood, you can certainly change the way your home looks and feels.

America’s Most Popular Architectural Styles

What architectural style do Americans love most, and where are they most likely to find those homes? To find out, a new Trulia survey conducted online by Harris Poll of more than 2,000 Americans age 18 and older asked and found that the top home styles Americans cite as their favorites are craftsman (43%), ranch (41%), and colonial (36%). However, this varies by age.

mufreesboro home stagingMillennials, age 18–34, were more likely to favor craftsman-style homes (52% vs. 36% of those age 55+), while older adults, age 55+, were more likely favor ranch-style homes (52% vs. 28% of millennials). Despite the overwhelming popularity of craftsman-style homes, ranch homes are much easier to find on the market.

In middle TN, he most common architectural styles are colonial, ranch, craftsman, Victorian, and mid-century.

Consider augmenting your home’s classic style with textured, woven baskets of natural materials like rattan, sisal, or water hyacinth. Houseplants, including dramatic palms and ferns, are also good options to create this effect. Give a nod to the colonial style’s spartan take on neoclassical grandeur. Collect handcrafted wooden bowls and ladles, and seek art that involves the crude human figures of the colonial period. The colonial style emphasizes wood tones and handcrafted elements. Keep those features feeling fresh with dramatic bright or dark paint choices on walls or furniture. You might also embrace the rustic inspiration behind the ranch style with Western-flavored elements like cowhide and leather ottomans, rugs, and pillows. Wood elements like floating shelves, trays, and coat racks also help.

Ranch style emphasizes social space and natural light. To capitalize on those elements,consider using neutrals with no heavy patterns and grabbing a bar cart and serve-ware for entertaining. Make modern statements on the style with elements like cement floor tiles, light floor stains, and minimalist trim and molding. The ranch looks best when you embrace its modern simplicity. Stick to clean-lined furniture but adding personality through rattan accents and an eclectic mix of metals.

For a craftsman? Use charming, symmetrical exterior by focusing on curb appeal with floral boxes or large planters. Contrast geometric patterns with pops of accent color.

And for a Victorian? Try hearkening back to this architectural style’s namesake era by choosing lace, ribbon, or embroidered linens in neutral or white for tablecloths, curtains, and bedding. Mismatched antique furnishings are also a good look. Britto and Charette recommend painting baseboards dark espresso or high-gloss black to mimic the dark wood elements that were popular in the era. To add personality, follow another Victorian tradition and fill a curio with collectibles. Victorians enthusiastically embraced patterns, but Owens suggests modernizing by wallpapering one feature wall while keeping others neutral. An ornate furniture piece can also make a nice accent.

With a mid-century home, simply and inexpensively by swapping out the legs on your existing furniture for the tapered legs characteristic of the mid-century style. A low-profile sofa or arched floor lamp are other easy ways to achieve this style. The right furniture is crucial, but price can be an issue. Find modern designers and stores whose products mimic the style of the time period.

New Listing - 3 hours online
$1,580,620
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,053
SQFT
1892 Traditions Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Sec5 Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$925,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,749
SQFT
9409 Lake Shore Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Liberty Downs Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$199,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
780
SQFT
5806 Brentwood Trce
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Trace Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,865
SQFT
406 Cornwall Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Meadow Lake Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,074
SQFT
516 Turtle Creek Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Belle Rive 2 Sec 3 Subdivision
Open House Sun, Apr 25, 7 PM UTC
$720,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,378
SQFT
5128 Prince Phillip Cv
Brentwood, TN 37027
Stonehenge Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,551
SQFT
8113 Maryland Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven Sec 7 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$899,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,724
SQFT
917 Lane Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cottonport Plantation Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$375,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,870
SQFT
5920 Stone Brook Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Villa Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,325,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,948
SQFT
18 Angel Trace
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$925,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,759
SQFT
1796 Northumberland Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Northumberland Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$795,000
Land For Sale
Active
1
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
8902 Palmer Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Marshall Place Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$5,590,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
8,825
SQFT
1211 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Hills Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$690,000
Land For Sale
Pending
1
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
502 Wilson Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
Delfino Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$775,000
Land For Sale
Pending
1
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
502 Wilson Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
Delfino Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$799,000
Land For Sale
Pending
1.3
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
502 Wilson Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
Delfino Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$845,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,664
SQFT
1010 Berkley Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Berkley Walk Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$579,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,907
SQFT
5249 Fredericksburg Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fredericksburg Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,972
SQFT
5026 High Valley Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
High Valley Subdivision
Open House Sun, Apr 25, 7 PM UTC
$695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,219
SQFT
1594 Red Oak Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside @ Southern Woods Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$1,175,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,040
SQFT
6536 Hidden Hollow Trl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hidden Valley Est Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$1,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,763
SQFT
1101 Sunset Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bonbrook The Est of Ph 4 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$294,999
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,595
SQFT
8536 Calistoga Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Villas At Concord Place Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$355,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,658
SQFT
601 Old Hickory Blvd #37
Brentwood, TN 37027
Townhomes of Fredericksbur Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$860,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,048
SQFT
9712 Amethyst Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Woodlands @ Copperstone Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$398,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,840
SQFT
9448 Kaplan Ave
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$399,500
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,944
SQFT
641 Old Hickory Blvd #5
Brentwood, TN 37027
Townhomes of Fredericksbur Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,125,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,449
SQFT
9101 E Cambridge Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentmeade Est Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,953
SQFT
5629 Hillview Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Oak Hill Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$7,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
10,331
SQFT
Old Smyrna Rd.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Harlan Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$435,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,021
SQFT
1528 Gesshe Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chestnut Springs Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,856
SQFT
1804 Camborne Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Morgan Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,781
SQFT
5266 Mcgavock Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mcgavock Farms Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,549,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,534
SQFT
1842 Traditions Circle *Lot 77*
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$445,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,093
SQFT
814 Barrington Place Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Barrington Place Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$289,900
Land For Sale
Active
1.29
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1623 Sunset Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
. Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,302
SQFT
298 Jones Parkway
Brentwood, TN 37027
Annandale Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$849,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,348
SQFT
602 Northfield Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Shadow Creek @ Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,378,839
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,352
SQFT
1851 Traditions Circle *Lot 80*
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$229,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
992
SQFT
5796 Brentwood Trace
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Trace Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,479,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,224
SQFT
9285 Fordham Dr (Lot #57)
Brentwood, TN 37027
Witherspoon Sec5 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,000
SQFT
300 Sweetwater Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,302
SQFT
1200 Taggartwood Dr.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Taggartwood Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$538,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,187
SQFT
1900 Rosewood Valley Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Wildwood Valley Est Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,174,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,514
SQFT
9224 Chickasaw Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Indian Point Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,896
SQFT
9718 Turner Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bonbrook On Concord Subdivision
Open House Sun, Apr 25, 7 PM UTC
$599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,550
SQFT
5725 Cloverland Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cloverland Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$729,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,820
SQFT
2474 Titans Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 6-A Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,136
SQFT
3 Winged Foot Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Ph 13-A Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,337
SQFT
9016 Englishwood Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentmeade Est Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3,053
SQFT
1230 Cliftee Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Taggartwood Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,392
SQFT
8268 Tapoco Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Culbertson View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,175,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,941
SQFT
900 Oxford Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentmeade Est Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$561,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,600
SQFT
321 Fielding Crst
Brentwood, TN 37027
Copperfield Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$397,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,126
SQFT
641 Old Hickory Blvd #144
Brentwood, TN 37027
Townhomes of Fredericksbur Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,534
SQFT
1830 Barnstaple Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Morgan Farms Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$989,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,192
SQFT
1102 Navaho Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Liberty Downs Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$290,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,793
SQFT
268 Glenstone Cir #122
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Villa Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,181
SQFT
10 Portrush Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 6 Subdivision

 

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