3601 Colonial Home Ideas

Loved for their traditional homey feel or in some cases, their grandiose facades, colonial homes belong to an evergreen style family that have a broad range of sub types. Different groups of colonialists brought their signature styles to America – for instance, Dutch colonial homes reflect the same gambrel roof as you would expect to see in the Netherlands.

Symmetry was important in colonial architecture, though some of the most popular period designs, such as the saltbox design, was distinctive because of its asymmetrical roof line. Saltbox homes were a type of New England colonial architecture, and one of many other colonial architecture, such as the German colonial, with its characteristic thick walls and exposed timber, and French colonial, with their wide galleries.

Traditional home office with brown-black panels, black fireplace, bookshelves, black French doors and solid timber desk. The cream chairs reflect the white treatment used in the design of the box beam ceiling.

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Farmhouse loft with striped carpet and comfortable patterned sofa.

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Wood-paneled living room in a Farmhouse home with floor-to-ceiling shelves. Geometric print carpet injects a sense of contemporary style.

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Sapphire furniture match the pale blue living room walls in this Colonial Cape Cod home. The fireplace is kept simple with an understated white and blue palette.

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The dark timber beams stand out on the white canvas of the ceiling and matches the statement carvings on the timber fireplace surrounds. The traditional air of this room is complemented by neutral-colored furniture and a contemporary coffee table.

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Farmhouse porch with beautiful wooden decking and columns.

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A row of sash windows in this kitchen offer a view of the lush greenery outside.

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Cape Cod living room with two-tone curtains, neutral textured rug, white sofa and white mantel. A black ottoman doubles as the coffee table and extra seating.

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Sunroom with cream and patterned furniture, a textured neutral colored rug and a sleek black ceiling fan.

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Open plan kitchen and dining areas in a Colonial home with contemporary interiors.

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Jewel blue tones in the furniture and walls are carefully balanced with a white ceiling and a tan carpet in this living room. The massive clock above the mantel, pendant light and elaborate box beam ceiling and columns highlight a classical design style.

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Nantucket-inspired bathroom in a Craftsman home.

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The deep gray wall in this dining room provides a rich background for the gorgeous antique chandelier to shine.

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Bay window in a Colonial home overlooking the lawn.

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Traditional dining room with a round dining table, deep forest green walls and statement chandelier. French doors let in an abundance of light and keep the room from feeling heavy. Tan carpets feature a classic diamond pattern.

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Transitional bedroom in a Colonial home, with a black and white theme complementing the honey-toned hardwood floors. A purple patterned rug for the bed gives grounding to the space.

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The black and white stair runner with animal print is a bold move for a transitional room and strikes the balance between being avant-garde and tasteful.

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The blue coffered ceiling with white beams are the wow factor to this traditional dining room. The chandelier is appropriately slim, given the heft of the beams. The elaborate oriental rug pattern and dining set balances the drama of the ceiling.

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A contemporary foyer with a colourful framed picture that adds a dose of vibrant color to the subdued Scandinavian-inspired palette of timber floors, white walls and black balusters. A woven basket under the clean-lined side table is perfect for entryway storage.

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A fireplace with a white wooden mantel and dark brown marble surrounds in a traditional sitting room.

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