Tag Archives: Decor

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Swedish Home Décor

Swedish décor is known for its pale colors and simple lines. The style focuses on creating a light, airy feeling that helps to counteract the long Swedish nights in winter. Minimalist accessories help to solidify the simple, streamlined look. Swedish style is becoming increasingly more popular in the United States through vendors such as Ikea. […]
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Asian Style Home Décor

Asian Style Décor is simple and understated yet still manages to convey a feeling of elegance. If you’re looking for a high class but streamlined style, Asian Style Décor might just be the right fit for you. The focus in this style is on elegant lines and uncluttered rooms. Rather than displaying a cluster of […]
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Rustic Home Décor

The words “rustic style” don’t really seem to go together on the surface, but a home decorated in rustic décor doesn’t have to look shabby. Instead, you’re going for a more relaxed and nature friendly vibe. As a result, you want to concentrate on integrating natural materials into your home. Handmade craft items also inject […]
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A-Frame Home Architecture and Design Features

The first true A-frame house was built in 1957.
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Bungalow Home Architecture and Design Features

Bungalow style architecture has many offshoots. This style developed in the early 20th century and was heavily influenced by the architecture found in Indian summer homes. The Bungalow is defined as a small home, one and a half stories tall, with an affordable and efficient floor plan. Design wise, it can be influenced by almost […]
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Tudor Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Tudor Revival homes first gained popularity in the late 1800s and are still commonly built today. Because it integrates many medieval elements, the style is sometimes called Medieval Revival. It’s also sometimes called Tudorbethan or Mock Tudor. Tudor Revival homes may be small in size like a medieval cottage or grand structures reminiscent of a […]
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Colonial Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Colonial Revival homes gained popularity in the late 1800s and remained popular through the mid 1900s. Colonial Revival architecture was heavily influenced by earlier Georgian Colonials and Federal style homes. This style is distinguished from the original Georgian Colonials by the elaborate front door, clustering of windows into groups, and addition of sun rooms or […]
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Shingle Style Home Architecture and Design Features

Shingle Style homes were popular from the late 1800s into the early 1900s. These homes were much more streamlined than the popular Victorians of that period. Shingle Style borrows elements from a variety of architectural styles, including Queen Anne Victorian, Colonial Revival, Tudor, Gothic, and Stick. Shingle Style homes integrate these elements into an informal […]
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Renaissance Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Starting in the mid 1800s and continuing into the early 1900s, a fascination with Renaissance style spurred Renaissance Revival architecture in North America. This style borrows heavily from the architecture found in Renaissance French and Italian homes and is sometimes called Neo-Renaissance. Renaissance Revival homes became increasingly ornate: homes built after 1900 were particularly elaborate. […]
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Queen Anne Home Architecture and Design Features

Queen Anne home design, which is one of many offshoots of Victorian style, was most popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The advent of mass-production allowed for creation of fancy trims and woodwork at a reasonable price. Queen Annes are multi-story, sometimes rising as large as two, three, or even four stories tall. […]