Transitional Style

Get the best of both worlds with a transitional-style home

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Sometimes you like things to be luxurious, indulgent and over-the-top. Other times you crave simplicity, serenity and an easygoing, casual approach. If you can't decide between a traditional or contemporary look for your home, transitional style is the solution. Whether you think of transitional as a classic look with a contemporary flair or a modern style with a classic twist, this style of home decorating is a great choice for anyone who wants it all.

Transitional style strikes a balance between the elegance of traditional and the simplicity of modern looks. With its perfect blend of comfort and clean lines, the transitional look has both inviting warmth and understated sophistication. From transitional furniture to décor to rugs, our selection has everything you need to create this beautiful look in your home.

First, start with a neutral palette. Neutral shades are the most common backdrop used for a transitional look because they allow you to showcase pieces without overpowering your room. Add well-made furniture with straight lines or perhaps slightly rounded corners. Don't go overboard with scale. Select comfortable or uncomplicated transitional furniture that fills a room.

Always think of how to create a peaceful mix of the traditional and the minimal. For example, pair an overstuffed, traditional sofa with lamps that have tailored shades and strong, straight lines. Add texture with an easy-care machine-woven contemporary rug in a bold, graphic design. Choose transitional decor with crisp lines and a distinctive look. Mix and match graceful, muted metal finishes, real wood with sophisticated finishes, and other transitional decor in understated accent colors. Indulge your desire for plush pillows with classic, decorative elements, but consider fabrics like chenille, suede or microfiber that give a sumptuous feel without being excessive.

A transitional home perfectly mixes your love for the finer things with your need for a more informal lifestyle. It has timeless appeal that's all about creating harmonious balance. Think masculine and feminine, yin and yang, and surrounded yourself with the simple and sophisticated.