Learn About The Transitional Interior Design


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Transitional interior design has been the most popular design amongst the results for decades. As the changes in mid-century modern spaces intend to embrace, traditional styles are warmer and more collected.

What Is Transitional Interior Design?

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

A mixture of the traditional and modern styles. It brings pieces from various design styles and creates a single design that gives a pleasant modern look. Further, the style maintains a balance between luxury and comfort, masculine and feminine, and antiques with new pieces.

The result is simple sophistication. Here are the critical components of a transitional interior:

1. Comfortable, functional furnishings

2. Neutral color palettes, like grey and cream

3. Minimal accessories (pops of color OK!)

4. Soft, high-performing fabrics

5. Natural textiles and materials

6. A blend of masculine and feminine styles

Keys To The Transitional Color Palette

A room filled with furniture and a large window

A transitional design color palette is serene and soothing. Whites, creams, greys, and tans create a clean backdrop and ground the design. Adding deep blues, rich browns, and verdant pops of green add depth and activate the design. The space should feel soft and subtle. You won’t find black walls in a transitional interior. The focus on neutral colors allows designers to focus more on texture and layering, critical components of this style.

Transitional Interior Design Accessories – Think Functionality

Now for transitional interiors, one must select accessories with a visual appeal and even tell a story. The goal of the style is to feature meaningful pieces that have a purpose. Think area rugs, decorative pillows, plants, and trays. Of course, you can never go wrong with layering in some metallic pieces. A side table, statement light fixture, or a piece of sculptural art gives the room a glam and sophisticated feel.

Macgregor Home

using classic style chairs in the dining room and kitchen gives the space a modern feel. Now hints of black and brown add contrast to the usual designs of white color. Accents of wood, natural stone, and brick add warmth and depth. Further to soften the masculine solid lines, one can use layered metallic accessories. 

Whitehill Estate

Our clients wanted an interior design that modernized the home’s traditional architecture for our Whitehill Estate project. Thanks to the black and white color palette, antique accessories, and traditional ironwork on the stairs feel fresh and timeless. Colorful accessories tend to add dimension and even soften the crispness of the furniture. I am particularly fond of navy and green, adding richness to this relaxed yet elegant space. Further, we make use of the cozy seatings in the living room.

Transitional Design Is The Perfect Middle Ground

Transitional design is about blending opposing styles in a way that matches your personality. It’s perfect for those who love elements of both traditional and modern decor. With the transitional design, you aren’t tied to one design style. Further, in this style, one has the freedom to use pieces from different design periods and create a truly unique interior design. 

This is different and can be adapted by any of us. It is a blend of mixtures that matches your personality.

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