Transitional style seamlessly bridges the gap between innovation and tradition, blending the sleek comfort of Contemporary design with the homey refinement of Traditional style. Transitional spaces merge chic ornamentation, sumptuous upholstery, and orderly extravagance with simple color schemes, clean lines, and open spaces to strike a delightful harmony between classic and current trends. The result is an interior design style that is flexible and enduring. To help you capture this timeless style, this guide provides detailed recommendations for furnishing your living room, dining room, and bedroom with transitional flair.
Traditional and contemporary
While Transitional design is a combination of Traditional and Contemporary, it does not mean that it is a hodgepodge of furnishings taken haphazardly from both styles. Traditional furniture is heavy and formal with curvaceous shapes, dark colors, and mixed textures. Contemporary style is minimalistic and stark with monochromatic color palettes and bold simplicity that places emphasis on airy spaces.
Taking notes from each of these styles, Transitional design is its own genre and each piece of transitional furniture strategically incorporates elements of both styles into its construction.
Of course, you can still cleverly integrate pieces of traditional and contemporary furniture into a transitional decor, so there is no need to throw away your traditional sofa, but each piece should feel deliberate and calculated.
Gracious comfort underlined by subtle neutrals, plush cushions, and sophisticated glamour makes a Transitional living room feel cozy and refined all at once.
Golden embellishments and accents are dispersed liberally throughout the room in tables, lamps, picture frames, and mirrors for a sense of elevated affluence.
Crisp white walls create a serene backdrop, and empty space is given a lot of prominence with only a handful of wall decorations to make the room feel inviting yet uncluttered. Straight lines dominate the room for a clean aesthetic, but graceful circles and curves are also present for contrast.