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 - 4 hours online
$2,199,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,240
SQFT
1862 Barnstaple Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Morgan Farms Sec5 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,584
SQFT
9815 Split Log Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$719,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,460
SQFT
8116 Moores Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven Sec 7 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$
Land For Sale
Active
5.5
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
9817 Split Log Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$329,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,032
SQFT
714 Fox Ridge Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Trace Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$2,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,655
SQFT
5358 Granny White Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
Granny White Pike Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$675,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,952
SQFT
8204 Morningview Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven East Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$559,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,230
SQFT
9776 Jupiter Forest Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chestnut Springs Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,699,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,324
SQFT
1005 Heights Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
The Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$879,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,901
SQFT
1405 Glenview Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Berkshire Est Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$939,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,869
SQFT
9049 Fallswood Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,838
SQFT
717 Green Hill Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Whetstone Ph 6 Subdivision
Open House Fri, Aug 6, 4 PM UTC
$1,850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
4,544
SQFT
1920 Campfire Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$719,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,956
SQFT
1494 Red Oak Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside @ Southern Woods Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$949,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,319
SQFT
9307 Navaho Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Indian Point Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$379,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,253
SQFT
5640 Oakes Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Highlands of Brentwood Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,379
SQFT
6404 Johnson Chapel Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Klein Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$549,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,139
SQFT
5601 Cloverland Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cloverland Hall Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,325
SQFT
5233 Fredericksburg Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fredericksburg Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,599,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
8
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
7,260
SQFT
876 Arlington Heights Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Arlington Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$849,800
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,406
SQFT
7061 Willowick Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Willowick Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$2,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
8,493
SQFT
1730 Andrew Crockett Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Crockett Springs Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,238
SQFT
9012 Concord Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentmeade Est Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$359,995
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,572
SQFT
7006 Tartan Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,022
SQFT
621 Post Oak Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mcgavock Farms Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$874,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,124
SQFT
2508 Shays Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 2-A Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$5,397,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
8,458
SQFT
9276 Exton Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Annandale Sec 11 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$799,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,645
SQFT
1098 Walnut Bend Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Willowmet Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$545,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.1
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1121 Waller Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$336,300
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,697
SQFT
8824 Dolcetto Grv #94
Brentwood, TN 37027
Villas At Concord Place Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,359,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,306
SQFT
1796 Macallan Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Glen Abbey Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$668,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,202
SQFT
5920 Cross Pointe Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brelan Park At Saddlewood Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$949,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,159
SQFT
1370 Sweetwater Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside @ Southern Woods Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,187
SQFT
1900 Rosewood Valley Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Wildwood Valley Est Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,224
SQFT
1015 Crimson Clover Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside @ Southern Woods Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$874,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,962
SQFT
2617 Gretchen Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 4-A Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,461
SQFT
204 Burnt Leaf Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
River Oaks Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$235,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
992
SQFT
5881 Brentwood Trce
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Trace Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$799,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,402
SQFT
9723 Turnbridge Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Crossing Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$367,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,899
SQFT
7014 Tartan Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$395,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,025
SQFT
1604 Rosewood Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$329,900
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,470
SQFT
601 Old Hickory Blvd #114
Brentwood, TN 37027
Townhomes of Fredericksbur Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$749,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,674
SQFT
9421 Raven Hollow Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Raintree Forest Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$675,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,260
SQFT
37 Nickleby Down
Brentwood, TN 37027
Copperfield Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$590,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,200
SQFT
209 Evergreen Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Walnut Ridge Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,707
SQFT
1535 Richlawn Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Raintree Forest Reserve Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$309,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,155
SQFT
305 Seven Springs Way #404
Brentwood, TN 37027
St Martin Square At Seven Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,555,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,301
SQFT
1119 Waller Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Maynard Roy D Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$2,999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
9,217
SQFT
9619 Mitchell Place
Brentwood, TN 37027
Magnolia Vale Ph 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$560,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,682
SQFT
5716 Hearthstone Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hearthstone Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$674,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,542
SQFT
200 Watauga Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Chase Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,941
SQFT
1561 Red Oak Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside @ Southern Woods Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,984
SQFT
8214 Holly Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brenthaven Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,699,000
Land For Sale
Active
2.57
ACRES
DAVIDSON, TN
COUNTY
5451 Granny White Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
Miller Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,452
SQFT
806 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Roser Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$3,500,000
Land For Sale
Active
9.45
ACRES
DAVIDSON, TN
COUNTY
814 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Roser Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,942
SQFT
815 Jones Pkwy
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentmeade Est Sec 7 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,185,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,680
SQFT
9702 Amethyst Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Woodlands @ Copperstone Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,093
SQFT
1115 General Macarthur Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Country Estates Subdivision

 

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