Interior design 101: Transitional Style

Transitional style is a new style of interior design making waves in the design world. But what does transitional style look like? Essentially its combing elements from a classic and modern style to seamlessly integrate into a new style of interior design.  The style tosses out the rules of interior design to make its own rules.

Transitional style is a perfect mix of modern and classic design elements. Think of it as simply a new take on an old classic, or a younger version of traditional interior styles. Its popular among the first home generation who like to create their own rules. Transitional design marries curved furnishings with straight-lined, lacquered finishes, resulting in a room that is equally masculine and feminine in nature.

Transitional Is the Art of Mixing

Good transitional interior design is achieved by seamlessly combining a mix of modern and classic. There are many ways this can be achieved, so here’s our tips for achieving a transitional style in your new home.

  • Opt for a neutral with your colour choice, this will allow the lines of the furniture to take centre stage.
  • Try adding textural elements such as wood, glass, lacquer, rattan, fabric, steel and metal.
  • Don’t go overboard with the accessories, you want to add simple details through your mix of furnishings and fabrics, and you don’t want to confuse the eye.
  • Choose meaningful art but use it sparingly. In most cases, one large piece on the wall is better than an arrangement of small pieces.

This style is about taking things back to basics. Not to an extreme minimalism effect, but to a ceiling and meaningful effect where everything has a purpose and it works together cohesively. If this is something you think you might like in your new home, feel free to get in touch via our contact us page and we can help you build the transitional house of your dreams.