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.

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$339,000
Land For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,890
SQFT
5519 Thalman Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
9
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
5,939
SQFT
9266 Wardley Park Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Annandale Sec 7 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$749,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,272
SQFT
9433 Chenoweth Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chenoweth Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$724,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,223
SQFT
1126 Pin Oak Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Willowmet Sec 5-A Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
5,760
SQFT
1895 Traditions Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Phase 5 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$240,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.04
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1357 Holly Tree Gap Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Holly Tree Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$249,900
Land For Sale
Active
1.36
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1353 Holly Tree Gap Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Holly Tree Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$2,100,000
Land For Sale
Active
43.5
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
9810 Sam Donald Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - yesterday
$2,100,000
Land For Sale
Active
43.5
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
9810 Sam Donald Rd.
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - yesterday
$494,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,648
SQFT
472 High Point Ter
Brentwood, TN 37027
Jackson Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$463,667
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,660
SQFT
537 Red Hill Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$2,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
9,740
SQFT
34 Missionary Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$482,337
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,654
SQFT
533 Red Hill Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$453,555
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,951
SQFT
525 Red Hill Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,823
SQFT
1541 Shining Ore Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Copperstone, Brookfield Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$279,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,330
SQFT
5521 Thalman Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$344,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,762
SQFT
641 Old Hickory Blvd #212
Brentwood, TN 37027
Townhomes Of Fredericksbur Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$429,480
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,653
SQFT
528 Red Hill Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$385,785
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,711
SQFT
529 Red Hill Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$385,520
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,352
SQFT
512 Red Hill Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$394,145
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,352
SQFT
517 Red Hill Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$363,415
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,840
SQFT
521 Red Hill Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$378,645
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,840
SQFT
516 Red Hill Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$405,110
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,653
SQFT
505 Red Hill Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,799,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
8,483
SQFT
5 Carmel Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$424,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,444
SQFT
7524 Oakledge Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,949,996
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,771
SQFT
5613 Saddlewood Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sheridan Park Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,298
SQFT
1013 Jones Pkwy
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentmeade Est Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,675,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,853
SQFT
215 Skyline Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Est Unit 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$329,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,901
SQFT
600 Thetford Alley
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southpoint Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$324,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,901
SQFT
602 Thetford Alley
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southpoint Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$329,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,901
SQFT
608 Thetford Alley
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southpoint Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$304,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,692
SQFT
618 Thetford Alley
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southpoint Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$334,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,979
SQFT
505 Whitstable Alley
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southpoint Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$819,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,711
SQFT
394 Childe Harolds Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fountainbrooke Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,130,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,630
SQFT
9511 Glenfiddich Trce
Brentwood, TN 37027
Glen Abbey Sec2 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$649,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,400
SQFT
1102 Gen Macarthur
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Country Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$628,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,175
SQFT
1456 Crimson Clover Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside @ Southern Woods Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,044
SQFT
1304 Brentwood Pointe
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$910,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,027
SQFT
1705 Montclair Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Montclair Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,999,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
8,539
SQFT
7 Oxmoor Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,127
SQFT
1615 Valle Verde Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Valle Verde Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$780,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,070
SQFT
9737 Amethyst Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Woodlands @ Copperstone Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$709,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,745
SQFT
9120 Saddlebow Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Carondelet Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$324,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,901
SQFT
606 Thetford Alley
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southpoint Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$299,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,692
SQFT
616 Thetford Alley
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southpoint Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$334,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,979
SQFT
501 Whitstable Alley
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southpoint Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,098,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,630
SQFT
9511 Glenfiddich Trce
Brentwood, TN 37027
Glen Abbey Sec2 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$324,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,642
SQFT
306 Flowerwood Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$545,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,042
SQFT
9022 Forest Lawn Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Park Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$629,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,172
SQFT
201 Herbert Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cottonport Plantation Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$585,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,830
SQFT
8209 Spring Valley Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hallbrook Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,849,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,871
SQFT
5142 Remington Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Princeton Hills Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$879,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,812
SQFT
1524 Boreal Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Raintree Forest Reserve Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$299,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,808
SQFT
5111 Ander Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
High Point Subdivision
New Listing - 7 days online
$629,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,403
SQFT
6712 N Creekwood Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southern Woods Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,369
SQFT
1002 Heathrow Hills Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Heathrow Hills Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,125,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,044
SQFT
6100 Martingale Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Belle Rive Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$429,977
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,045
SQFT
828 Barrington Place Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Barrington Place Subdivision

 

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