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How to Decorate Transitional Style in an Inviting Way

Transitional Style is a blend of traditional and contemporary styles to create a cohesive design.

Transitional style

Some of the Features of this Style are

-Blend of traditional and contemporary styles to create a cohesive design

-Balance of two styles with hues, furnishings, materials, decorative elements, etc.,

-Simple ornamentation and decoration with minimum accessories.

-Focus on comfort and practicality, straight and round profiles

-Materials: stone, wood, glass, steel, fabric, ceramic

-Color: neutral colors, tonal colors (different shades of the same color), dark hues

-Furniture: classic shapes with less ornamentation, curves combine with straight lines

-Floors: Tiles, light hardwood floors, rugs

-Fabrics/textiles: cotton, corduroy, chenille, suede

-Textures: a balanced mix of several textures and different patterns

-Décor: colorful matching accessories, cushions, metallic accents

Furniture

Furniture is molded with a combination of traditional and modern materials such as wood, glass, metal featuring less ornamentation creating a unique style. The curves of traditional style combine with straight lines of modern style with a balanced mix of textures and patterns. They are upholstered with materials like cotton, corduroy, chenille, sede, etc. Cushions and throw pillows are adored with matching colors.

Examples:

  • Accent Chair with a low profile and swoop arm
  • Modern sloped arm style sofa set
  • Engineered wood geometric writing desk
  • Solid wood round coffee table

Fabrics

In this style, a unique fusion of classic and contemporary styles creates a visual sense of dimension. Balanced mix of several textures with materials like cotton, corduroy, chenille, sede, etc. and use of different patterns and colors blend elegantly in transitional style.

Examples:

Chair with upholstery fabric of grey and textural finish

  • Chair with upholstery fabric of grey and textural finish
  • Throw blankets and Pillows-blue color
  • Cotton lumber trellis and ikat pattern throw pillows
  • floral pattern area rug

Flooring and Ceiling

Transitional style homes favor different flooring designs and materials such as light hardwood, stone, tiles, etc. in planks/panels in various colors and patterns and the ceilings with exposed wooden beams or in straight lines or curved shapes with clear and minimal details exhibiting classic/contemporary approach.

Examples:

  • Hand scraped grey color oak flooring
  • limestone flooring
  • vitrified tile flooring

Decor in Transitional Style

Transitional style homes décor exhibits simple décor with minimal accessories and less ornamentation with matching accessories and metal accents.

Examples:

  • Metal finish and glass candle holders
  • Metal frame accent wall mirror
  • Wood tray sets
  • Indoor plants and succulents

Lighting

Innumerable varieties of light fixtures suit this style as it is a blend of traditional and contemporary styles. Transitional style lights feature traditional finishes like wood, metallic finishes such as brass, bronze, wrought iron, etc., contemporary designs, or a combination of both.

Examples:

  • Metal and crystal candle style chandelier
  • Hand molded antlers with texture and detail
  • Metal lantern wall sconce

The Definitive guide to different interior design styles are

https://thearchspace.com/category/guides/interior-design-styles/

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