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 social.

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
$724,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,595
SQFT
1009 Granbery Park Dr - Lot 2
Brentwood, TN 37027
Granbery Subdivision
Open House 10/21 at 2PM
$614,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,063
SQFT
2496 Titans Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Subdivision
Open House 10/21 at 2PM
$1,485,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
8,440
SQFT
5453 Camelot Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Radnor Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$1,639,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,682
SQFT
205 Thornhill Crescent Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
Annandale Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$439,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,553
SQFT
6601 N Creekwood Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southern Woods Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$849,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,457
SQFT
338 Jeb Stuart Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Battlewood Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$299,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,540
SQFT
110 Villa View Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - yesterday
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
7,067
SQFT
6873 Walnut Hills Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Arlington Heights Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$720,000
Land For Sale
Active
2.21
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
5655 Granny White Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
Forest Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$635,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.38
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
1784 Woodsong Dr (Lot #40)
Brentwood, TN 37027
Voce Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$650,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.08
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
5314 Camelot Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Camelot Acres Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$190,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.02
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
9919 Maxwell Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Alton Cove Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$550,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.922
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
9581 Liberty Church Dr Lot 2
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - yesterday
$379,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.41
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
8 Cherub Ct Lot 360
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Ph 13-A Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$250,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.8
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
713 Ashley Run
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cambridge Hills Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$385,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.5
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
1605 Windy Ridge (Lot #23)
Brentwood, TN 37027
Voce Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$590,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.62
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
6458 Penrose Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Avery Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$419,900
Land For Sale
Active Under Contract
1.32
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
1701 Woodsong Dr (Lot #14)
Brentwood, TN 37027
Voce Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,120,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,875
SQFT
1934 Parade Drive #14
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$289,999
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,361
SQFT
307 Seven Springs Way Apt 302
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
Open House 10/21 at 2PM
$697,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,175
SQFT
914 Sunny Hill Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hallbrook Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$715,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,319
SQFT
9480 Highwood Hill Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Highland Park/Raintree Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$354,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,455
SQFT
7544 Oakledge Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
8,103
SQFT
9615 Deer Track Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bonbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$749,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,735
SQFT
9502 Peebles Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Northumberland Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$2,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,781
SQFT
1204 Round Grove Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cartwright Close Subdivision
Open House 10/21 at 2PM
$339,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,762
SQFT
641 Old Hickory Blvd Unit 104
Brentwood, TN 37027
Townhomes Of Fredericksbur Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$2,830,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
8,579
SQFT
862 Windstone Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Windstone Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$539,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,852
SQFT
9417 Lillian Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Williams Grove Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$849,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,030
SQFT
1833 Kettering Trce
Brentwood, TN 37027
Taramore Ph 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$585,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,522
SQFT
1108 General MacArthur Dr.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Country Est Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$719,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,223
SQFT
2210 Saint Josephs Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fountainbrooke Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$480,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,438
SQFT
9543 Dresden Sq
Brentwood, TN 37027
Taramore Ph11 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$459,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,771
SQFT
5525 Nevil Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brownstone Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,774,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
6,943
SQFT
125 Woodward Hills Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Woodward Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$469,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,590
SQFT
119 Chuzzlewit Down
Brentwood, TN 37027
Copperfield Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,125,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,140
SQFT
310 Deerwood Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Deerwood Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,020,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,261
SQFT
1932 Parade Drive #15
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$535,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,582
SQFT
1225 Parker Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$629,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,124
SQFT
2030 Valley Brook Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 7-A Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,722
SQFT
9508 Midlothian Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Northumberland Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$339,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,550
SQFT
1634 Vineland Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$219,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,116
SQFT
Brentwood Trace #5770
5770 Brentwood Trace
Brentwood, TN 37027
Open House 10/21 at 2PM
$279,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,904
SQFT
5516 Prada Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$279,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
5528 Prada Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$259,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,606
SQFT
8408 Charbay Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$289,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,869
SQFT
5916 Stone Brook Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$339,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,762
SQFT
Townhomes Of Fredericksbur #405
641 Old Hickory Blvd Unit 405
Brentwood, TN 37027
New Listing - 5 days online
$339,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,126
SQFT
Townhomes Of Fredericksbur #130
641 Old Hickory Blvd Unit 130
Brentwood, TN 37027
New Listing - 5 days online
$209,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
992
SQFT
5776 Brentwood Trace
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$249,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,622
SQFT
8515 Calistoga Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$222,500
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,116
SQFT
Brentwood Trace #5711
5711 Brentwood Trce
Brentwood, TN 37027
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,064,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,542
SQFT
809 Singleton Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Stonecrest Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,103
SQFT
1853 Pageantry Circle #106
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$949,916
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
7,498
SQFT
9626 Deer Track Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bonbrook The Est Of Ph 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,199,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,115
SQFT
5117 Walnut Park Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fountainhead Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$659,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,995
SQFT
6993 Tartan Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,355
SQFT
6314 Panorama Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Back of Wildwood Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,906
SQFT
5314 Camelot Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Camelot Acres Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$387,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,344
SQFT
9629 Colton Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision

 

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