Easy to live with and timeless in style, transitional furniture combines traditional with contemporary for a look that’s classic and clean. Always current and never fussy, this style of design will stay with you for years to come.
Take a look at its features:
It’s balanced. Lacking the ornate details of traditional style furnishings as well as the stark lines of contemporary style furnishings, transitional furniture offers a gentle balance of masculine and feminine. The lines are straight or gently curved for a look that’s simple yet sophisticated. The Beckett Collection from Thread & Feather is a good example of the blend. The straight lines of the sofa and arm chairs provide a contemporary feel. Yet the tufted details of the sofa and the curves of the teal chair give the room a touch of traditional.
It’s neutral. The palette of transitional style revolves around neutrals, including colors like taupe, olive, cream and tan, as well as wood in various finishes. A punch of color – but not too much – adds interest. From Thread & Feather, the Brae Collection is a great example. The soft cream of the sofa, loveseat and rug is complemented by the warm orange tones of the throw pillows and accent chair.
It’s relaxed. Transitional furniture is practical and comfortable – perfect for the lifestyle of today’s busy families. Fabrics are sturdy and include choices such as ultrasuede and leather. The Dillon Collection is a great choice for families who love to hang out in their living or family room. The tightly woven cotton-backed microsuede fabric – available in chocolate or pine – will hold up to kids. And its contrasting welt trim offers a clean look.
It’s simple. Finally, accessories in a transitionally styled room are kept to a minimum, with pieces that are carefully chosen. The look of this room, which features the Madeline Collection from La-Z-Boy, is streamlined without being minimalistic. Lamps flank the sofa and a simple candle, plant and storage box warm up the contemporary cocktail table.