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
$1,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,200
SQFT
9500 Edenbrook Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Edenbrook Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$355,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,166
SQFT
212 Scarlet Ridge Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,429
SQFT
1334 Holly Tree Gap Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Subdivision
Open House 01/18 at 1PM
$869,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,872
SQFT
1735 Reins Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Carriage Hills Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$474,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,723
SQFT
1107 Gen Macarthur Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Country Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$2,790,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
8,280
SQFT
6413 Johnson Chapel Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Johnson Cove Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$698,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,948
SQFT
9410 Green Hill Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Liberty Downs Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$409,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,966
SQFT
38 Nickleby Down
Brentwood, TN 37027
Copperfield Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$124,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.64
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1888 Barnstaple Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Morgan Farms Sec7 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$59,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.76
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1884 Barnstaple Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Morgan Farms Sec7 Subdivision
Open House 01/19 at 2PM
$724,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,434
SQFT
325 Chatfield Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chatfield Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$497,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,148
SQFT
1271 Wheatley Forest Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bridgeton Park Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$295,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,468
SQFT
601 Old Hickory Blvd #79
Brentwood, TN 37027
Townhomes Of Fredericksbur Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,289,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,751
SQFT
1912 Parade Dr *Lot 26*
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$619,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,872
SQFT
5517 Hearthstone Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hemmingwood Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,137
SQFT
1588 Eastwood Dr, Lot 107
Brentwood, TN 37027
Raintree Forest - Reserve Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$4,349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
8,462
SQFT
853 Anna James Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Oman Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$334,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,176
SQFT
129 Carriage Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Townhomes Of Fredericksbur Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$2,349,680
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
6,532
SQFT
9242 Lehigh Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Witherspoon Sec4 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$525,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.2
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
5904 River Oaks Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
River Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,533
SQFT
1866 Charity Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$389,999
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,301
SQFT
904 Catlow Ct #904
Brentwood, TN 37027
Barrington Place Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,093,725
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
7,505
SQFT
1411 Newhaven Drive (Lot #111)
Brentwood, TN 37027
Witherspoon Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,269,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,694
SQFT
1911 Parade Dr *Lot 87*
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$414,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,653
SQFT
9744 Katz Lane Lot 103
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$385,805
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,352
SQFT
9740 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$469,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,208
SQFT
6709 N Creekwood Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southern Woods Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$429,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,016
SQFT
1545 Indian Hawthorne Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chestnut Springs Sec 1 Subdivision
Open House 01/19 at 2PM
$439,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,819
SQFT
4861 Manassas Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fredericksburg Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$565,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,150
SQFT
108 Breaker Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside @ Southern Woods Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$259,990
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,574
SQFT
8628 Altesse Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Villas At Concord Place Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,294,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,771
SQFT
1906 Parade Dr *Lot 29*
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$639,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,670
SQFT
1012 Brentwood Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Hills Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$500,000
Farm For Sale
Active
15.63
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Family Legacy Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$989,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,534
SQFT
1820 Burland Crescent
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cromwell Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,092,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,758
SQFT
6 Prestwick Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$419,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,310
SQFT
124 Sterling Oaks Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sterling Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,355
SQFT
1756 Umbria Drive, Lot 113
Brentwood, TN 37027
Tuscany Hills Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,652
SQFT
1030 Holly Tree Gap Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Lovier John W Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$599,000
Land For Sale
Active
4.6
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
1422 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hughes Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,501,621
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
9,907
SQFT
9287 Fordham Dr (Lot #56)
Brentwood, TN 37027
Witherspoon Sec5 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$358,020
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,840
SQFT
9736 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$383,390
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,192
SQFT
9733 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$387,740
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,192
SQFT
9729 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$401,230
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,352
SQFT
9724 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$380,295
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,352
SQFT
9728 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$391,870
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,561
SQFT
9717 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$402,115
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,561
SQFT
9713 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$235,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,793
SQFT
261 Glenstone Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Villa Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$424,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,653
SQFT
9721 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$426,390
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,653
SQFT
9720 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$381,045
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,711
SQFT
9725 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$366,965
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,089
SQFT
9716 Katz Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$389,900
Condominium For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,857
SQFT
701 Brentwood Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,004
SQFT
1843 Burland Cresent
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cromwell Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,816
SQFT
817 Pisgah Park
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Chase Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,254
SQFT
1281 Old Hickory
Brentwood, TN 37027
Not in development Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$487,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,042
SQFT
701 N Wickshire Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Banbury Crossing Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,412
SQFT
1943 Parade Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,199,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,895
SQFT
9014 Carnival Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision

 

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