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 - 11 hours online
$579,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,448
SQFT
2309 Cecil Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 2-A Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$735,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,385
SQFT
1668 Kirkwood Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Highland Park/Raintree Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$759,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,004
SQFT
409 Hunterwood Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hunterwood Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$539,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,018
SQFT
6508 Turnberry Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Banbury Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,486
SQFT
7386 Autumn Crossing Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Place Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$672,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,515
SQFT
8119 Shady Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven Sec 7 Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$640,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,168
SQFT
8330 Carriage Hills Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Carriage Hills Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$589,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,034
SQFT
919 Woodburn Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chenoweth Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,456
SQFT
505 Clearwater Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Shadow Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$439,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,910
SQFT
312 Swynford Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Williams Grove Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$979,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,831
SQFT
1832 Barnstaple Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Morgan Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$500,000
Land For Sale
Active
2
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
1531 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
2 +/- Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$1,095,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,882
SQFT
1531 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
7.4 +/- Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$1,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,882
SQFT
1531 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
9.4+/- Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$2,290,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
11,394
SQFT
488 Jones Pkwy
Brentwood, TN 37027
Annandale Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 20 hours online
$1,247,252
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,149
SQFT
1855 Pageantry Circle #107
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
Open House 04/20 at 2PM
$469,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,430
SQFT
6033 Ridge Farm Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brelan Park At Saddlewood Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$419,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,540
SQFT
9720 Tanglewood Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bridgeton Park Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$3,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
12,044
SQFT
2 Carmel Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,320
SQFT
265 Forest Trl
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 23 hours online
$349,900
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,362
SQFT
831 Barrington Place Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Barrington Place Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$489,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,548
SQFT
1209 Boxthorn Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Owl Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,687
SQFT
7032 N Lake Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southern Woods Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$864,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,639
SQFT
9467 Smithson Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chenoweth Sec 17 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$579,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,364
SQFT
1523 Aberdeen Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Somerset Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$540,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,488
SQFT
8113 Covington Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$489,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,645
SQFT
6936 Southern Woods Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southern Woods Sec 1 Subdivision
Open House 04/20 at 2PM
$422,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,580
SQFT
6717 Autumn Oaks
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$659,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,134
SQFT
2058 Willowmet Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Willowmet Sec 5-B Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$217,500
Condominium For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,088
SQFT
1006 Brentwood Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$939,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,910
SQFT
5401 Camelot Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Camelot Acres Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,908
SQFT
1005 Blakefield Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Magnolia Vale Ph 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$354,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,929
SQFT
117 Autumn Oaks Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$209,500
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
992
SQFT
5882 BRENTWOOD TRCE
Brentwood, TN 37027
BRENTWOOD TRACE COND Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$3,475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
9,149
SQFT
7 Colonel Winstead Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$3,399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
8,457
SQFT
1208 Round Grove Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cartwright Close Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$369,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,090
SQFT
7352 Autumn Crossing Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Place Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,460
SQFT
1108 Lorme Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
South Springs Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,293
SQFT
6001 Belle Rive Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Belle Rive Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,747
SQFT
99 Governors Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 8 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,968,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
10,209
SQFT
37 Colonel Winstead Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 2 Subdivision
Open House 04/18 at 4PM
$499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,778
SQFT
1212 Gen Macarthur Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Country Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$708,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,537
SQFT
9573 Faulkner Sq
Brentwood, TN 37027
Taramore Ph11 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,690
SQFT
1550 Timber Ridge Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Raintree Forest Sec 4-A Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$3,000,000
Farm For Sale
Active
24
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
1687 Sunset Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - yesterday
$214,900
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,116
SQFT
5880 Brentwood Trace
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Trace Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$500,000
Land For Sale
Active
11.44
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
1404 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fentress Estates Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$574,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,287
SQFT
9794 Glenmore Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Owl Creek Ph2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$474,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,709
SQFT
5500 Wakefield Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Granberry Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$619,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,827
SQFT
1558 Copperstone Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 14 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$2,475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
8,120
SQFT
4 Crooked Stick Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$410,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,484
SQFT
429 Highpoint Ter
Brentwood, TN 37027
Jackson Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$319,900
Condominium For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,135
SQFT
131 Carriage Ct #131
Brentwood, TN 37027
Townhomes Of Fredericksbur Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,873
SQFT
497 Highpoint Ter
Brentwood, TN 37027
Jackson Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$960,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,261
SQFT
1838 Tiverton Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Morgan Farms Sec2 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,909
SQFT
507 Wilson Run
Brentwood, TN 37027
Wilson Run Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$685,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,905
SQFT
1486 Marcasite Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Woodlands @ Copperstone Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,469
SQFT
6995 Tartan Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$469,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,512
SQFT
1220 Banbury Row
Brentwood, TN 37027
Banbury Crossing Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$2,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
9,561
SQFT
700 Brass Lantern Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brass Lantern Farm Subdivision

 

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