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What is transitional interior design?

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

Transitional interior design is a style that blends elements of both traditional and contemporary design, creating a balanced look by merging classic and modern aesthetics. It results in a style that is timeless and elegant whilst creating a comfortable and personal living space.

Transitional design can be adapted to suit a wide range of tastes and preferences and appeals to those who appreciate the timeless elegance of traditional homes but also desire the clean lines and simplicity of modern design.

Continue reading to find out how you can achieve a transitional style in your own home.

A timeless interior showcasing the style of transitional interior design with a modern and traditional style.
Beautiful transitional interior


How can I achieve a transitional interior style in my own home?

By following the below tips you can create a home that is timeless. Here are our top tips on how you can achieve a beautiful transitional interior style.

Begin by choosing a neutral colour palette for your walls, floors and large pieces of furniture. Colours like soft whites and taupe can keep the space neutral whilst adding warmth.

Invest in furniture pieces that have a balance of classic and modern characteristics. Clean lines, simple fabrics and subtle details all work well.

Mix materials and layer fabrics. This creates depth and interest, giving a more luxurious result.

Select accessories that strike a balance between traditional and contemporary styles. If you like colour this is your chance to add a little bit of colour whilst still keeping the timeless feel. Sometimes less is more, don't clutter the space and ensure all accessories compliment each other.

Keep the space comfortable, transitional design prioritises comfort with inviting furniture and a cosy and welcoming atmosphere.

Choose light fixtures that are more classic. A classic chandelier will give a grand feel that compliments the space.

If possible keep the space open, transitional design often benefits from an open and airy layout and this ensures a flow to your interior.

Seek inspiration. Follow us on social media to find out more about how you can create this look for yourself. Reach out if you have any questions, we love to help! Or get in touch if you are looking to achieve this style in your own home and are looking for some help with the design.

Elegant traditional and modern interior highlighting the style of a transitional interior
Traditional and modern interior

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