Transitional Living Room Design Ideas

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. 

Lorelei Gilmore's Living Room

Lorelei Gilmore's Living Room

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.

Tasteful Textures in a Transitional Space


Tasteful Textures in a Transitional Space

Linen, velvet, and jute are just some of the refined textiles that bring an elevated air to this transitional style living room. The end result is one that is both livable and luxurious.

Cozy but Classy Too




Cozy but Classy Too

Layered rugs, plush pillows, and a roomy sectional make this transitional style living room irresistibly inviting. At the same time, the minimal approach to styling keeps things feeling refined and organized.

Add Interest With Pattern

Add Interest With Pattern

A traditional rug adds subtle depth to this relaxed contemporary space, adding a bit of interest and making it a little more inviting.

Neutral Nuances

Neutral Nuances

Wood tones, a patterned pouf, and a jute rug add a playful character to this making it feel surprisingly playful. At the same time, the room maintains a subtle and nuanced vibe thanks to the neutral palette.

Transitional and Beautiful Blue Atmosphere

Transitional and Beautiful Blue Atmosphere

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.

Bountiful and Beautiful Storage Styling

Bountiful and Beautiful  Storage Styling

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 Can Be Swanky!

Neutral Can Be Swanky!

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.

Playful Patterns in Basement Living Room Area

Playful Patterns in Basement Living Room Area

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.

Family Room With Play Area

Family Room With Play Area

One of our favorite ways to kid-zone a living space is to set up a play tent off to the side of a room to clearly define an area that’s all theirs

Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night

A large soft sectional paired with a round coffee table are key to keeping this room kid-proofed and safe for energetic children. The sectional also provides the ideal spot for snuggling up for family movie nights.

Accessorizing with Mixed Elements

Accessorizing with Mixed Elements

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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