Make the Shift to a Transitional Home Décor Style
Transitional Home Decor Is Becoming Popular In Today’s Home Decorating
When you want to marry traditional style with contemporary sensibilities, then a transitional style approach may serve your purpose best. The look feels classic and timeless with a fresh, sophisticated tone. Best of all, it has the ability to breathe new life into your current furniture by way of new accent pieces and special attention to texture and color choice.
Best of Two Worlds
Transitional style manages to take the “little bit of this and little bit of that” approach that works beautifully. It is the ultimate at finding the right comfort zone. It doesn’t stray too far from the familiar, but adds just enough newness and current trend to make it feel relevant for today.
Warm neutrals thrive here and create a calm, understated atmosphere. Think cream, khaki, graphite, taupe, chocolate or espresso. Keep any major color accents strictly to the occasional accent piece—a muted orange, patterned accent pillow, bold window coverings or a distinctive table lamp.
Take a Minimalist Approach
With a euro chic style, take a “less is more” approach and choose your accents wisely. A single distinctive accessory will go much farther than a room filled with too many. Let simplicity drive your choices, whether it is a singular piece of canvas wall art, a framed mirror or a dramatic chandelier. A transitional space is a quiet, serene one, so be sure that your accents fit in terms of scale, proportion and presence.
Soften the Look
Serene and restful calls for large indoor outdoor area rugs to provide muted color to the floor and to help dampen the sound within the space. Mix a traditional loveseat sofa with the clean lines of contemporary accent pieces to channel the transitional look beautifully.
Touch of Texture
Textures play an important role within transitional style’s neutral color scheme. Leather furniture and accent pieces, warm woods and clean lines all feel right, while rustic, distressed or weathered finishes don’t fit in. Quilt sets in bright patterns or florals contrast with the neutral palette.
Finish the Look
Choose accent pieces that showcase the simplicity and sophistication of the design—a pair of leather storage trunks in a hallway, for instance, or an upholstered accent chair in a bold geometric print. It’s those unexpected simple pieces that make an impact and are hallmarks of this style.
Channel the Natural
A minimalist approach doesn’t mean it is a boring one. On the contrary, look at your room as the canvas, paying special attention to the natural light. Then pick and choose where you want to catch the eye of your guests. In the guest bathroom, do you want a delicate edged mirror to play the starring role, or a vase with a lovely orchid? In the living room do you want to bring the eye to the stunning wall art over the sofa or the faux fur area rug under the coffee table? Just remember that you can only have one star in any given room.
Make the Transition
Find your middle ground with a transitional design style. We have plenty of inspiration with our complete collection of furnishings and accent pieces to help you make the shift.