Transitional Dining Room Design Ideas

Transitional style is nothing short of calming, welcoming and blended. The style itself is a harmonious blend of traditional design elements, like soft lines of wood on a dining table, or the tufted back of an upholstered dining chair, with the contemporary touches, like a chrome light fixture or solid weave rug. A Transitional dining space is neutral in color, but rich in texture and finishes. 

A Breath of Fresh Air Formal Dining Room

A Breath of Fresh Air Formal Dining Room

Just because a dining room is formal doesn't mean it has to be stuffy. Take for example this space which has a formal vibe but keeps things approach with its use of color and materials.

Airy Dining Room In Transitional Style and Casual Vibe

Airy Dining Room In Transitional Style and Casual Vibe

This dining area is a great example of how to successfully play with proportions. Note how the slender silhouette of the dining chairs holds up to the more substantial table. This is due to the chairs black color which adds weight to their form and makes them feel balanced with the rest of the design.

Bold Blue Dining Room in Daring Transitional Style

Bold Blue Dining Room in Daring Transitional Style

This bold and luxe dining room is filled with deep blue hues and gold accents.

High Contrast is The New Subtle Transitional Dining Room

High Contrast is The New Subtle Transitional Dining Room

We really enjoy how this space uses black and white in an impactful way while still balancing those bold colors with the calming gray-blue wall color and soft lighting. It's eye-catching but still inviting.

Eclectic and Contemporary Dining Room

Eclectic and Contemporary Dining Room

A lot of people think that if something is eclectic it has to be antique. But this rooms proves you can have an eclectic space that feels totally modern and new!

Let the Sunshine in Breakfast Nook

Let the Sunshine in Breakfast Nook

The circular shapes are key to making this eclectic breakfast nook feel so cohesive and eye-catching. From the rug to the table to the wall art, each circle creates a sense of pattern and harmony which feels as warm and inviting as sunshine.

It's a Garden Bar!

It's a Garden Bar!

This entryway provides two of our favorite things. Plants and a cute cocktail station. So it's only natural we'd bring the them both together for this cute set up.

Ray of Sunshine Contemporary Dining Room

Ray of Sunshine Contemporary Dining Room

If you have the space for it a credenza or sideboard can be a great way to anchor your dining room design. We really enjoy how the styling of the credenza in the space draws the eye to the sunflower shape mirror light a ray of light.

Tulip Table for Two (or three)

Tulip Table for Two (or three)

The tulip table is not only a design classic it's also a great way to make a small dining area practical and pretty. The circular table top makes extra space for chairs and this pedestal leg also makes more space. Prefect for a dining area for two or if you want more seating add a bench which you can bring over to the table when needed.

Bar Style Contemporary Dining Room

Bar Style Contemporary Dining Room

If you have a narrow base through space for your dining area you may want to try a bar style table like this one. The slender shape will save tons of space! Plus you can use this type of table as extra counter space for cooking prep.

Inviting Contemporary Dining with Transitional Touches

Inviting Contemporary Dining with Transitional Touches

This space has such a fresh and inviting feel thanks to its contemporary styling and constring colors and styles. We really like how the transitional style dining chairs add a little weight and drama to lighter contemporary pieces.

Circle of Friends Dining Room

Circle of Friends Dining Room

This lovely dining area is a great example of how a circular dining table can create a sense of flow in a room. The absence of corners on the table actually makes more room for the cozy dining chairs and makes the space look larger, and more open.

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