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 - 12 hours online
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,347
SQFT
9714 Tanglewood Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bridgeton Park Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$789,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,940
SQFT
1512 Sugarwood Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Southern Woods Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$675,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,757
SQFT
1200 Gen Macarthur Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Country Est Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$2,695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,890
SQFT
801 Princeton Hills Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Princeton Hills Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$3,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,621
SQFT
6452 Tea Rose Ter
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - yesterday
$375,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.5
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
3 Bluff Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
 
New Listing - yesterday
$519,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,942
SQFT
7143 Willow Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 2 Ph 3 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,750,000
Land For Sale
Active
15.22
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
1225 Hidden Valley Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Vafiades Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,325,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,752
SQFT
1069 Wilshire Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
Lansdowne Sec 1 Ph 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$515,000
Townhouse For Sale
Coming Soon
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,470
SQFT
601 Old Hickory Blvd #86
Brentwood, TN 37027
Twnhomes of Fredericksburg Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,505,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,410
SQFT
380 Childe Harolds Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fountainbrooke Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,795,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,720
SQFT
1312 Glenview Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Berkshire Est Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$365,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,088
SQFT
1037 Brentwood Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,149,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,262
SQFT
5107 Longstreet Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Hills Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$3,999,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,003
SQFT
9269 Fordham Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Witherspoon Sec5 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,926
SQFT
5501 Saddlewood Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Williamsburg At Brentwood Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$960,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,238
SQFT
1312 Sweetwater Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Courtside Southern Woods Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,989
SQFT
7 Innisbrook Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Governors Club The Ph 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$749,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,550
SQFT
5725 Cloverland Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cloverland Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$774,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,118
SQFT
1012 Heathfield Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Banbury Crossing Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,198
SQFT
5202 Lake Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Meadow Lake Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$2,175,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,457
SQFT
528 Grand Oaks Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Belle Rive Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
6
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,475
SQFT
5725 Cloverwood Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Cloverland Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,790,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,538
SQFT
9571 Jockey Club Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Beech Grove Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,469,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,141
SQFT
1529 Copperstone Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,135,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,424
SQFT
311 Seward Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
Meadow Lake Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,542
SQFT
9010 Hood Pl
Brentwood, TN 37027
Carondelet Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$769,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,968
SQFT
509 Danville Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
Fredericksburg Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$1,299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,963
SQFT
1703 Stillwater Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Raintree Forest So Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$450,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,737
SQFT
401 Old Towne Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Terraces At Brentwood Chas Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$955,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,103
SQFT
9482 Foothills Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Raintree Forest Sec 5 B Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$699,998
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
5
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,747
SQFT
468 Highpoint Terrace
Brentwood, TN 37027
Jackson Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,679
SQFT
5928 Fireside Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hearthstone Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,200
SQFT
5010 Country Club Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Country Club Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$1,490,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,815
SQFT
9307 Chevoit Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chevoit Hills Brent Meade Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,544
SQFT
6309 Milbrook Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
River Oaks Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,199,999
Land For Sale
Active
0.95
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
9722 Concord Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
No Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,590,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,810
SQFT
721 Jones Pkwy
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentmeade Est 10 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$969,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,093
SQFT
9787 Glenmore Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Owl Creek Ph1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,284
SQFT
8204 Alamo Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
Concord Chase Est Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$399,000
Townhouse For Sale
Coming Soon
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,495
SQFT
718 Brentwood Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,680,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,600
SQFT
9482 Whetstone Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Glenshadows Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,725,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,723
SQFT
310 Deerwood Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Deerwood Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$5,650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
7
TOTAL BATHS
11,072
SQFT
5224 Lysander Lane
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mcgavock Farms Sec 5 B Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$800,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,300
SQFT
5669 Cloverland Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Gardens Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$2,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,165
SQFT
9262 Chevoit Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Chevoit Hills Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,803
SQFT
8337 Lochinver Park Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Montclair Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,656
SQFT
706 Roantree Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Highland View Ph 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$828,800
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,696
SQFT
7029 Stone Run Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Stone Creek Park Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$989,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,100
SQFT
6500 Murray Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Murray Est Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$550,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,498
SQFT
826 Brentwood Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$999,900
Land For Sale
Active
4.15
ACRES
WILLIAMSON, TN
COUNTY
915 Bluff Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Bluff Road Acres Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,323
SQFT
805 Fabert Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027
Williams Grove Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$997,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,121
SQFT
508 Meadowlark Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Country Club Est Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$569,900
Condo For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,040
SQFT
1502 Brentwood Pt
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood Pointe Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,636
SQFT
9133 Saddlebow Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentmeade Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$554,900
Land For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,885
SQFT
7024 Scenic View Ct
Brentwood, TN 37027
Mooreland Est Sec 2 Ph 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,105
SQFT
1040 Indigo Alley
Brentwood, TN 37027
Autumn View Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,095,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,940
SQFT
2493 Titans Ln
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brookfield Sec 6 B Subdivision

 

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