Interior Design Must-Haves

Transitional Interior Design Must-Haves for the Perfect Home

While every home experienced rocking the “in between” style at least once, this has now become a full-on style on its own. In the past, the transitional “style” was just a fancy way of saying that you are currently in the process of redesigning your home, but you’ve simply run out of money, time or inspiration.

transitional style decorating

However, nowadays, people are embracing and even purposefully aiming at creating this look. Basically, the transitional style allows for the perfect blend of all-time-favorites from the past and modern pieces, without making you choose to have one or the other, which makes it obvious why this style has become so popular. With that in mind, let’s see what some of the must-haves are if you wish to rock this design in your interior.

Neutral shades are the best way to go

Neutral shades are the best way to go

The base of the room where you want to implement the transitional style should preferably be neutral to create that sophisticated vibe you are aiming at. Now, while neutrals are your best option, you can either go with light neutrals if you are aiming at creating a feminine, soft mood or choose to go a bit bolder with darker shades for a more masculine look. Either way, think in terms of gray, beige and sand for the lighter mood or charcoal, midnight blue and black for a bolder vibe. Additionally, you can even combine various whites with either of these shades for some added pizzazz.

You won’t get far without the right rug

Bedroom with rug

Next, there simply is no room decorated in the transitional design that doesn’t feature a statement rug. This piece is the perfect representation of the classic style, so consider getting something along the lines of beautiful Turkish rugs to base the rest of the design on top of. When choosing this piece, you can either pair it with the rest of the color scheme and make it just one part of the whole, or you can opt for a contrasting piece and let it speak for itself in terms of style. Either way you decide to go, you simply should not forget about this stylish must-have. Additionally, if you decide to go with a vintage rug, you will not only be getting style but quality as well.

Lighting must be on point

Living room

Furthermore, lighting plays a huge role in any room design, so you definitely need to make sure your lighting is on point when trying to put together a space that rocks the transitional style. So, aside from the main overhead lighting fixture, make sure you add floor lamps, table lamps and other targeted lighting fixtures to the room so that you can control the amount of illumination at any given moment. Besides, all of your decorating efforts will be in vain if you can’t display them in their full glory because of the lack of proper lighting. For an interesting twist, consider adding crown molding to your walls and light it up with some LED light strips.

Colorful accessories are where it’s at

Colorful accessories are where it’s at

Moreover, to balance out the more traditional neutrals you have chosen as the base of the room, consider adding colorful accessories throughout your interior. Not only will they add a much-needed pop of color to the entire space, but you can also pick the accessories in this year’s PANTONE color of the year – Living Coral – and add a dose of contemporary style to balance out the traditional vibe.

Cushions, cushions everywhere

couch with pillows

One of the things that makes the traditional style so popular is the fact that here, the accent is put on comfort. So, another must-have you simply can’t afford to overlook is cushions. This traditional element is best incorporated when added in double digits, so get down to layering some throw pillows. Go monochromatic and big for the ones closer to the back of the couch or sofa and something more colorful and contemporary for the front-facing ones. This way, you will add both style and visual depth to your interior, making it feel cozier, warmer and more inviting.

Therefore, if you are considering creating a transitional style inspired room, make sure you keep all of these essentials in mind. Without them, you will simply be left with a space that looks like it’s in the middle of the redecorating process instead of a place that looks well-put-together. 

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