A Transitional style living room means a few things! A calming, neutral color palette, limited use of accessories, incorporating many textures and blending contemporary and traditional design styles. Transitional style design is very popular in many homes because of it's inherent ability to be so versatile in any style of home. For instance, if you have a more traditional style living room with moldings and wood features, adding more contemporary style furniture, like clean-lined sofas with asleek wood-trimmed frame would actually create a transitional look perfectly in the space.
We wanted to make Lorelai’s space feel loud and energetic without the compromise of comfort. The velvet sofa with a deep seat, and rolled arms, makes for the perfect spot to kick back and binge watch old movies and binge takeout from Luke’s diner or Al’s Pancake World. Quirky trinkets are scattered throughout the space, a result of her impulsive habits that lead her to buy whatever she loves in an instant.
Blue accents make this transitional living room pop! The understated blue rug is the perfect base for light and clean furniture with wood touches. The blue pillows and decor items tie in with the rug making this space calm and collected.
Isn't it funny how no matter how much closed storage you seem to have, you'll always need more? That's why it's always a good idea to invest in decorative baskets for your open storage spaces. They hide what must remain hidden while adding texture and beauty to your space.
Neutral doesn't have to be boring! Instead turn it up a notch by adding in fun textures throughout. Utilize pieces you love in decor and styling. Keep family momentos close and show them off! Iconic tall back wingback chairs can easily be mixed into many spaces. By keeping the overall palette neutral you maintain cohesiveness while still providing a space which is interesting and cozy.
Basement living areas can often feel dark and gloomy due to small windows and a lack of light. Instead of filling the space with artificial lighting, try to brighten the space with lively geometric patterns in high contrast colors.
In a neutral space adding texture is important to break up the neutral aspects of a room. Styling with a wood coffee table and adding elements like plants, and metal accessories can bring a different feel into the room. Throw pillows can also add texture, comfort, and a pop of color, making this overall living room warm and inviting for you and your guests.
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