How do you define Transitional Style?
Transitional Style is that “just right” style. It’s not too formal, not too cold, not too fussy. It seamlessly blends traditional with modern for a comfortable but still sophisticated feel. If you love family heirlooms but don’t want your house to feel like your Great Aunt Myrtle’s (musty and overstuffed), then transitional style is for you.
What Kind of Window Treatments are Transitional?
Like the furnishings of a transitional house, the window treatments rely on clean lines and a beautiful balance between masculine and feminine. The folks at The Louver Shop can help you select just the right window treatment for any room in your transitional home. For instance, the Hunter Douglas Parkland Classics Blinds in a deep brown really pop against the neutral palette of a transitional living room. Or, you can go with Classic Plantation Shutters in almost any room in pristine white that will really stand out against a sand or a taupe wall. You might also consider Hunter Douglas Design Studio Literise Roman Shades for a transitional dining room or a living room. Their clean lines will accent the uncluttered composition of your transitional room. There are dozens of choices in window treatments, but don’t be overwhelmed. The Louver Shop team is waiting to help you with plenty of ideas and suggestions so that you can create a transitional home you’ll love!
What Kind of Furniture is Transitional?
Transitional furniture is often the same as traditional furniture but with a modern twist. For example, an antique desk may be paired with a modern chair. Or, a classic couch might be flanked with lamps with strong, sleek lines and tailored shades. The lines of the furniture should be clean and straight or gently rounded. Anything too ornate wouldn’t really fit well in a transitional décor.
What Colors Work well with Transitional Design?
Transitional style usually relies on a very neutral palette in order to promote an atmosphere of serenity. Beige, taupe, and sand are often used. Deep brown and black can be blended in for depth. Fabrics and rugs are typically neutral as well. However, neutral does not have to be boring! Look for fabrics with lots of texture, like chenille and suede or leather. You can use a whole array of neutrals throughout a room in the fabrics, the wall paint, the trim, and the drapes to create a simple but sophisticated feel that isn’t monochromatic.
What Accessories are good with Transitional Style?
Transitional style tends to be spare and uncluttered. Accessories are kept to a minimum. For example, one perfect plant (like an orchid) in front of window or a collection of photographs with white mattes and black frames can give your room some personality while still keeping it completely unfussy and tranquil. Look for touches of metal, silver, or glass like mirrors or the knobs on a chest of drawers.