Week 1 of 10

Have you ever asked yourself what are the different types of interior design styles? Do you know the difference between traditional and transitional interior design? Maybe you want to switch up your style but can’t decide which direction to go. Or could it be that you are interested in interior design and want to know what is the most popular for 2020? I’m here to help and over the course of the next 10 weeks I will be discussing the 10 most popular design trends for this new decade.

The term “transitional” is often a term interior designers use when there has been a mixing of contemporary and traditional elements. This style refers to a blend of traditional and modern furnishings, constructions, and decorative features that have a tendency to give you more freedom when decorating. Therefore it equates to a classic, timeless design. If you are a fan of old and new styles but can’t choose between them, then this post is for you.

Transitional Design
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There’s no end to the directions you can take the design style. Transitional home design is the combination of numerous design styles brought together at the same time to create a unified look in one room. The secret to understanding transitional decorating is to find a route that makes everything seem to work with each other while expressing your style.

Transitional interiors have been around for some time now. It became prominent in the 1950’s as an answer to the distinct modern and mid-century modern styles that most people fell in love with. Transitional homes of the 20th century were refreshing to many who favored a style that focuses on comfort and luxury. Needless to say this design style is a classic that many people love and it has remained popular over the decades.

Transitional Style Living Room
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Bringing in fundamentals from two radically dissimilar design styles might seem like it would result in something loud or displeasing, but the mixture of the two is actually pretty together.

In Transitional design, furniture lines are simple yet classy, highlighting either straight lines or rounded profiles. Pieces typically featuring simple, clean shapes, are symmetrical, and side more on the element of minimalism.

Transitional Living Room
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How to achieve Transitional Design

  • The color palette is normally neutral, color is minimal and calming. Allow the lines of the furniture to take center stage.
  • The fabric types are diverse and vary. Texture can add a sense of comfort to a space, so transitional design incorporates textiles like corduroy, cotton, chenille, velvet and suede. Since you are not going crazy with color anywhere else, fabric is where you have plenty of room to have some fun.
  • Incorporate elements such as wood, glass, lacquer, wicker, fabric, and metal.
  • Limit the use of decorations. This is a partnership between minimalist modern and over the top traditional. Don’t go gaudy with the accessories you choose to put out on display.
  • Pick stimulating art, but use it carefully. One large piece on the wall is better than a grouping of several small pieces.
Transitional Style
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