Transitional Design Ideas

Transitional design is a beautiful marriage between contemporary design and timeless traditional. With furniture in straight and round profiles, and materials that are classic, this style creates a sophisticated look. Transitional design has been quite popular in the last two decades due to the bridge it unites between different styles. Since this style is neutral in both colors and doesn’t sway too much to one side or the other of the design scale, it’s often seen in spaces that many people will enjoy. This includes model homes, hotels, showrooms, etc. The style is right in the middle, and is universally pleasing to the eye, making it a great style for any home!If you are wondering if Transitional style is right for you, then ponder this. Transitional design is really for anyone who wants a timeless look with a sophisticated color palette and a universally appealing look without verging on the side of too traditional or too modern. Transitional design is just right. Though you can use any colors you like in your Transitional design, the widely used color palette for this particular design style leans neutral. This isn’t without contrast though! Using dark wood tones or pops of bright white help break up the monotony of the neutrals. The reason the color palette is traditionally neutral is because Transitional design is meant to evoke a sense of calm, and using clean and serene colors is one of the best ways to achieve that.To visualize what you’d see in a Transitionally designed space, picture this: From graphic patterns to sleek wood framed sofas, Transitional design has a little bit of it all. The key to this style is the harmony of the design. The patterns, colors and forms of all furniture could not clash or feel too dissimilar, but truly complement each other. You’ll see metals that compliment, like steel light fixtures and glass top coffee tables, to nubby woven chairs with sleek wood frames. When it comes to decorating your Transitional style room, however, less is oftentimes more! Rather than accessorizing every surface or adding artwork to every blank wall, Transitionally designed interiors are a more minimalist approach to decorating. The look ends up appearing more curated and less random, which appeals to the serene end goal of transitional style. With a more minimal approach of ornamentation and decor in Transitional style design, the focus is on the furniture. While the furniture isn’t gastly large, it is scalable, making an impact in the space. The mixture of both soft edged and straight lines brings that blend of contemporary and traditional, masculine and feminine, for a truly beautiful harmony. Take a look through our Transitional style library of Design Ideas to get your creative mind going!

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Trending transitional styles

Transitional Coziness
Transitional Coziness
Transitional Bedroom with Lovely Turquoise Rug
Transitional Bedroom with Lovely Turquoise Rug
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Find Balance
A Cozy Living Room Corner
A Cozy Living Room Corner
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Home Organization
Home Organization
Bookcase Styling in a Transitional Office
Bookcase Styling in a Transitional Office
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Transitional And Family Friendly
Transitional And Family Friendly
Pop Of Blue: Bedroom Design
Pop Of Blue: Bedroom Design
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Neutrality Wins
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Dorm Room Layout: TV Watching Zone
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Triple Dorm Ideas
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Triple Threat
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Loft Situation: Double Dorm Layout
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Double Dorm: Bunkbed Solution
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Equally Peaceful



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Cozy but Classy Too
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Hangout Zone: Single Dorm Layout
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Single Dorm Design Ideas

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