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 - 6 hours online
$575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,727
SQFT
1609 S Timber Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southern Woods Sec 2 Subdivision
Open House Sat, Oct 23, 7 PM UTC
$499,000
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,984
SQFT
1249 Brentwood Pointe
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$2,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,584
SQFT
5 Colonel Winstead Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 2 Subdivision
Open House Sat, Oct 23, 7 PM UTC
$569,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,725
SQFT
428 High Point Terrace
Brentwood, TN 37027
Jackson Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$2,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,251
SQFT
1239 Carl Seyfert Memorial Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Forest Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$985,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,696
SQFT
1408 Arrowhead Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Indian Point Sec 7 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$349,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,495
SQFT
702 Brentwood Pointe
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$529,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,384
SQFT
9697 Kaplan Ave
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,200,000
Land For Sale
Active
5
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
915 Edmondson Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$555,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,883
SQFT
5733 Sterling Oaks Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sterling Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$849,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,687
SQFT
5622 Hillview Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bokor Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,100,000
Land For Sale
Coming Soon
1
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
8901 Palmer Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Marshall Place Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$297,000
Land For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,180
SQFT
5705 Brentwood Meadows Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,590,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,560
SQFT
5605 Ottershaw Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Ottershaw Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,264
SQFT
1200 Fort Morgan
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fredericksburg Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$300,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,088
SQFT
1023 Brentwood Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$449,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,486
SQFT
9149 Carissa Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Place Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,987,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,327
SQFT
558 Grand Oaks Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Highlands of Belle Rive Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,999,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
8,737
SQFT
8 Oxmoor Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Ph 9-B Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,780
SQFT
1416 Lipscomb Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Meadows Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$965,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,185
SQFT
1241 Jefferson Davis Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Forest Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,650
SQFT
9508 Wexcroft Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Taramore Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$569,629
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,416
SQFT
9006 Forest Lawn Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Park Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$405,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,046
SQFT
323 Seven Springs Way #214
Brentwood, TN 37027
Avalon At Seven Springs Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$314,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
672
SQFT
323 Seven Springs Way #232
Brentwood, TN 37027
Avalon At Seven Springs Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,389,800
Commercial For Sale
Active
5,878
SQFT
229 Ward Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - a week online
$462,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,397
SQFT
8020 Mandan Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Indian Creek Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,371,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,485
SQFT
9484 Ashford Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chenoweth Sec 10-B Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$419,895
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,046
SQFT
323 Seven Springs Way #137
Brentwood, TN 37027
Avalon At Seven Springs Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,603
SQFT
909 Wilson Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - a week online
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,874
SQFT
305 Red Feather Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Oakmont Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$819,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,209
SQFT
1346 Sweetwater Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside @ Southern Woods Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$864,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,666
SQFT
1016 Gracelawn Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hillview Est Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$441,945
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,046
SQFT
323 Seven Springs Way #418
Brentwood, TN 37027
Avalon At Seven Springs Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$6,999,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
9,041
SQFT
1215 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Burchett Will Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$339,999
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,595
SQFT
8720 Ambonnay Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Villas At Concord Place Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$775,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,441
SQFT
1574 Shining Ore Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 13 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$710,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,088
SQFT
1316 General Mcarthur Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Country Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$4,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,368
SQFT
7050 Wikle Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Grandview Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,512
SQFT
19 Missionary Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,000
SQFT
2145 Key Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hunterwood Ph 1 Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$472,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,263
SQFT
323 Seven Springs Way #136
Brentwood, TN 37027
Avalon At Seven Springs Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,998,000
Land For Sale
Active
2.04
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
Old Smyrna Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Harlan Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,649
SQFT
1850 Traditions Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Sec4 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,249,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,186
SQFT
9220 Prestmoor Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Lansdowne Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$945,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,158
SQFT
1106 Waller Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
8,000
SQFT
300 Seward Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
Iroquois Est Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$524,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,352
SQFT
9409 Kaplan Ave
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,820,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,718
SQFT
1881 Traditions Circle #36
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,098
SQFT
6117 Johnson Chapel Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
River Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$749,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,310
SQFT
8211 Alamo Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Crockett Hills Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,116,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
5,319
SQFT
1916 Parade Drive #24
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,200,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.71
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
Anna Rd.
Brentwood, TN 37027
Anna Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$279,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,116
SQFT
702 Fox Ridge Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Trace Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$849,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,039
SQFT
9419 Cave Spring Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Williams Grove Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,342
SQFT
1411 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
River Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$284,900
Land For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,184
SQFT
5733 Brentwood Meadows Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,289,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,759
SQFT
9517 Midlothian Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Northumberland Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,100,000
Land For Sale
Active
2.14
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
Old Smyrna Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Harlan Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,239,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,149
SQFT
1008 Deep Woods Trl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hidden Valley Est Subdivision

 

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