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 - 7 hours online
$819,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,530
SQFT
1804 Benziger Ter
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sonoma Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$769,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,597
SQFT
1014 Wilson Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentmeade Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$675,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,525
SQFT
9401 Green Hill Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Liberty Downs Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$329,900
Condominium For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,083
SQFT
104 Hearthstone Manor Cir #104
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hearthstone Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$1,800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Closed
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,756
SQFT
6462 Penrose Dr.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Avery Subdivision
New Listing - 20 hours online
$529,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,591
SQFT
9020 Meadowlawn Dr.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Roberts Property Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,403
SQFT
1509 Beckham Dr. (Lot #123)
Brentwood, TN 37027
WITHERSPOON Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$349,260
Single Family Home For Sale
Closed
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,007
SQFT
9464 Kaplan Ave Lot 82
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$350,364
Single Family Home For Sale
Closed
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,567
SQFT
9613 Colton Rd Lot 89
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$394,500
Condominium For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,424
SQFT
641 Old Hickory Blvd Unit 138 #138
Brentwood, TN 37027
Townhomes Of Fredericksbur Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$393,645
Single Family Home For Sale
Closed
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,653
SQFT
9465 Kaplan Ave Lot 43
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$489,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,668
SQFT
1213 Lipscomb Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Meadows Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,420,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
7,273
SQFT
5158 Remington Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Princeton Hills Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,118
SQFT
1839 Burland Crescent
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cromwell Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$429,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,180
SQFT
6176 Brentwood Chase Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Chase Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,477,040
Single Family Home For Sale
Closed
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,237
SQFT
9225 Lehigh Drive (#76)
Brentwood, TN 37027
Witherspoon Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$659,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Closed
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,930
SQFT
5621 Hillview Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bokor Heights Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,861
SQFT
2 Agincourt Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Agincourt Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$989,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,810
SQFT
721 Jones Pkwy
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentmeade Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,000,000
Land For Sale
Active
2
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
1531 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
2 +/- Acres Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,975,000
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 - yesterday
$199,500
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,088
SQFT
1129 Brentwood Pt #1129
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$474,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,957
SQFT
885 Holly Tree Gap Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hillview Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$299,900
Land For Sale
Active Under Contract
0.6
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
1252 Morning Glory Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hampton Reserve Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$759,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,368
SQFT
1817 Grey Pointe Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Inglehame Farms Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$540,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,353
SQFT
8344 Carriage Hills Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Carriage Hills Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$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 - yesterday
$433,440
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
$218,000
Condominium For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,116
SQFT
740 Fox Ridge Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Trace Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$974,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,605
SQFT
729 JONES PARKWAY
Brentwood, TN 37027
BRENTMEADE Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,505,565
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,860
SQFT
9232 Lehigh Drive #102
Brentwood, TN 37027
Witherspoon Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$574,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Closed
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,044
SQFT
5112 Soho Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Stonehenge Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,320
SQFT
265 Forest Trl
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - yesterday
$649,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Closed
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,844
SQFT
9659 Boswell Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 12 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$509,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,778
SQFT
1005 Mooreland Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,882
SQFT
1529 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
7.4 +/- Acres Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$679,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,675
SQFT
1606 N Martha Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven Sec 8 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$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 - 2 days online
$609,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,016
SQFT
9403 Raven Hollow Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Raintree Forest Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
3,593
SQFT
704 Postal Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cottonport Plantation Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$985,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,860
SQFT
6626 Valley Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sunny Side Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$469,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,177
SQFT
2080 Sunny Side Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
SunnySide Est Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$930,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,609
SQFT
5003 Country Club Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Country Club Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$749,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,520
SQFT
9224 Chickasaw Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Indian Point Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$323,500
Condominium For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,682
SQFT
412 Old Towne Dr #412
Brentwood, TN 37027
Terraces At Brentwood Chas Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$319,900
Condominium For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,672
SQFT
427 Old Towne Dr #427
Brentwood, TN 37027
Terraces At Brentwood Chas Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,414
SQFT
5003 Regent Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Stonehenge Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,072
SQFT
9649 Brunswick Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bonbrook The Est Of Ph 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,069,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,908
SQFT
9208 Duncaster Ct Lot 128
Brentwood, TN 37027
Witherspoon Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,668
SQFT
9608 Stonebluff Dr, Lot 6
Brentwood, TN 37027
Stonecrest Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$879,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,131
SQFT
9600 Stonebluff Dr, Lot 10
Brentwood, TN 37027
Stonecrest Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$345,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,019
SQFT
809 Pisgah Park
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Chase Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$477,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,438
SQFT
9534 Faulkner Sq
Brentwood, TN 37027
Taramore Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$699,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,204
SQFT
9519 Wexcroft Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Taramore Ph 7A Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$664,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,759
SQFT
2505 Hugh Cates Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 11 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$479,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,672
SQFT
1204 Cressy Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Owl Creek Ph1 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,854
SQFT
5 Winged Foot Place
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,249,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,541
SQFT
1958 Parade Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$3,249,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
10
TOTAL BATHS
12,544
SQFT
50 Governors Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$2,999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
8,726
SQFT
14 Oxmoor Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Subdivision

 

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