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 - 17 hours online
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,430
SQFT
409 Carphilly Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Sterling Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - 20 hours online
$659,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,636
SQFT
154 Rue De Grande
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 20 hours online
$310,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,550
SQFT
1634 Vineland Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 20 hours online
$399,950
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,105
SQFT
908 Catlow Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 21 hours online
$294,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,857
SQFT
940 Brentwood Pointe
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 21 hours online
$249,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,606
SQFT
8701 Ambonnay Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 21 hours online
$329,500
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,136
SQFT
100 Carriage Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 21 hours online
$359,500
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,983
SQFT
Brentwood Pointe Sec 3 #1244
1244 Brentwood Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
New Listing - 21 hours online
$427,500
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,105
SQFT
915 Catlow Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 21 hours online
$366,996
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,426
SQFT
7143 Lakeview Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 21 hours online
$322,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,672
SQFT
Terraces At Brentwood Chas #405
405 Old Towne Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
New Listing - 21 hours online
$289,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,197
SQFT
203 Glenstone Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 22 hours online
$328,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,693
SQFT
423 Old Towne Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 22 hours online
$315,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,840
SQFT
9464 Kaplan Ave Lot 82
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$329,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,760
SQFT
Terraces At Brentwood Chas #500
500 Old Towne Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
New Listing - 22 hours online
$287,500
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,793
SQFT
256 Glenstone Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 22 hours online
$249,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,472
SQFT
Brentwood Pointe Sec 1 #111
111 Brentwood Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
New Listing - 22 hours online
$399,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,105
SQFT
Barrington Place #809
809 Barrington Place Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
New Listing - 22 hours online
$405,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,949
SQFT
907 Catlow Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 22 hours online
$340,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,055
SQFT
7030 Tartan Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 23 hours online
$365,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,083
SQFT
218 Hearthstone Manor Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 23 hours online
$194,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,116
SQFT
Brentwood Trace #5776
5776 Stone Brook Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
New Listing - 23 hours online
$204,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,116
SQFT
701 Fox Ridge Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - 23 hours online
$375,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,478
SQFT
1629 Vineland Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - yesterday
$899,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,994
SQFT
712 Edmondson Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - yesterday
$975,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,166
SQFT
520 Meadowlark Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Country Club Est Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$334,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,112
SQFT
7831 Oakfield Grv
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,280,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,625
SQFT
224 Ennismore Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Annandale Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$799,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,427
SQFT
9458 Appleton Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Laurels The Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$609,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,618
SQFT
3000 Brookfield Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 4-B Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$120,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.79
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
9506 Grand Haven Dr Lot 84
Brentwood, TN 37027
Raintree Forest Reserve Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
10,081
SQFT
9540 Sanctuary Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hampton Reserve Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$980,000
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 - 3 days online
$1,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,023
SQFT
5235 Lysander Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
McGavock Farms Sec 5-B Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$200,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.35
ACRES
WILLIAMSON
COUNTY
5 Winged Foot Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Ph13b Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$998,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,480
SQFT
9495 Wicklow Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Glenellen Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$515,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,966
SQFT
1612 Crockett Hills Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Crockett Hills Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$579,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,087
SQFT
1371 Sweetwater Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside @ Southern Woods Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$742,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,585
SQFT
6304 Wildwood Valley Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Wildwood Valley Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,649,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,188
SQFT
502 Doubleday Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Valley View Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$410,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,207
SQFT
6112 Brentwood Chase Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Chase Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$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 - 4 days online
$1,175,000
Land For Sale
Active
2.57
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
5451 Granny White Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
Forest Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$609,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,376
SQFT
412 Childe Harolds Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fountainbrooke Sec 10 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,495,000
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 - 5 days online
$2,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,507
SQFT
9240 Lehigh Drive Lot (#41)
Brentwood, TN 37027
Witherspoon Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
8,120
SQFT
4 Crooked Stick Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,677
SQFT
6331 Johnson Chapel Rd W
Brentwood, TN 37027
Belle Rive Ph 1 Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,229,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,125
SQFT
1954 Parade Drive Lot 8
Brentwood, TN 37027
Traditions Sec1 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,049,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,141
SQFT
9490 Elgin Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Morgan Farms Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,707
SQFT
1612 S Timber Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southern Woods Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$430,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,766
SQFT
810 Wilson Pike
Brentwood, TN 37027
Carondelet Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$489,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,814
SQFT
8122 Suzanne Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Eldorado Acres Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,099,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,763
SQFT
6 Angel Trce
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$954,365
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,256
SQFT
2002 Ivy Crest Drive- lot 151
Brentwood, TN 37027
Taramore Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$2,875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
8,932
SQFT
230 Governors Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,873
SQFT
7121 N Lake Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southern Woods Sec 7 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$799,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,515
SQFT
1611 Valle Verde Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
Valle Verde Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,689,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,457
SQFT
5012 High Valley Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
High Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,003
SQFT
9497 Waterfall Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Raintree Forest So Sec 12 Subdivision

 

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