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 - 4 days online
$918,750
Land For Sale
Pending
1.02
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,003
SQFT
1625 Valle Verde Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Valle Verde Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,146
SQFT
1104 Chelsey Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hillview Est Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$789,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,888
SQFT
321 Culpepper Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fredericksburg Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,664
SQFT
1010 Berkley Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Berkley Walk Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,155,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.46
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$945,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.73
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$997,500
Land For Sale
Active
1.33
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$761,250
Land For Sale
Active
1
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$892,500
Land For Sale
Active
1.07
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$787,500
Land For Sale
Active
1.03
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,102,500
Land For Sale
Active
1.51
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$840,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.02
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$559,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,426
SQFT
1622 Crystal Lake Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$4,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
8,579
SQFT
862 Windstone Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Windstone Ph 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$419,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,160
SQFT
120 Hearthstone Manor Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hearthstone Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$4,650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
6,421
SQFT
8127 Devens Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,042
SQFT
717 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Gardens Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,452
SQFT
806 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Roser Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,100,000
Farm For Sale
Active
7
ACRES
DAVIDSON, TN
COUNTY
814 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Roser Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,744
SQFT
1417 Brenthaven Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$606,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,161
SQFT
8220 Tapoco Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Indian Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$1,600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,100
SQFT
1528 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 7 days online
$4,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,464
SQFT
8204 Morningview Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven East Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$825,000
Land For Sale
Pending
1.43
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$750,000
Land For Sale
Pending
1.04
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1584 Ragsdale Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sacks Gene Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$369,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,495
SQFT
911 Brentwood Pointe
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$799,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,395
SQFT
6825 Walnut Hills Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Walnut Ridge Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$269,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,116
SQFT
5776 Stone Brook Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Trace Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$796,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,454
SQFT
5131 Prince Phillip Cv
Brentwood, TN 37027
Stonehenge Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
9,698
SQFT
246 Governors Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$349,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,642
SQFT
403 Flowerwood Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,349
SQFT
8350 Carriage Hills Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Carriage Hills Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,646
SQFT
505 Green Apple Turn
Brentwood, TN 37027
Homes At 501 Green Apple T Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$849,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,754
SQFT
39 Nickleby Down
Brentwood, TN 37027
Copperfield Subdivision
Open House Sat, Jan 29, 4 PM UTC
$2,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,319
SQFT
1924 Parade Drive #20
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$607,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,634
SQFT
8112 Warbler Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$564,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,313
SQFT
8108 Warbler Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$514,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,167
SQFT
312 Mayfield Sta
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cottonport Plantation Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$359,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,181
SQFT
311 Seven Springs Way #103
Brentwood, TN 37027
St Martin Square At Seven Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,180
SQFT
7528 Oakledge Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$569,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,384
SQFT
8104 Warbler Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$4,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
9,149
SQFT
7 Colonel Winstead Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
9,081
SQFT
5 Camel Back Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
6,750
SQFT
217 Governors Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,966
SQFT
907 Catlow Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Barrington Place Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,075,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,200
SQFT
1213 Taggartwood Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Taggartwood Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$685,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,328
SQFT
1514 Lipscomb Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Meadows Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,148
SQFT
9263 Chevoit Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chevoit Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,381
SQFT
158 Governors Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,693
SQFT
6700 Walnut Hills Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southern Woods Sec 7 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,750,000
Land For Sale
Pending
27.52
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
Split Log Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
27+ Acres On Split Log Rd Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$555,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,077
SQFT
9357 Barco Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$849,999
Land For Sale
Active
1.27
ACRES
DAVIDSON, TN
COUNTY
5009 High Valley Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
High Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$720,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,957
SQFT
6228 Williams Grove
Brentwood, TN 37027
Williams Grove Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$315,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,088
SQFT
516 Brentwood Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,928
SQFT
210 River Oaks Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
River Oaks Sec 1 Subdivision

 

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