Transitional Decor – Blending Traditional Homes With Contemporary Flair

A dining room with a transitional decor and a chalkboard wall.

Decorators use transitional decor to style older home. Decorators get this style by blending traditional homes with contemporary flair. It’s an elegant style. In addition, you can redecorate instead of renovating.

A transitional living room with grey walls and yellow accents.
wood pallet table (memorabledecor.com)

Many of us live in older homes. At times, the urge is to gut the home. However, it’s easier to redecorate. Adding modern flair adds new life. But you retain the original charm. The result? Amazing!

A transitional living room with grey furniture and a chandelier.
formal living room (lasherkeen.com)

The living room often features traditional trim moldings. Also, note the fireplace. Update the look! Paint the walls a soft neutral color. Paint moldings a bright white. Indeed, this adds an airy, casual feeling. Accent sleek white sofas with black and gray textiles.

A transitional living room with white furniture and a fireplace.
white living room (freshome.com)

On the other hand, you can add bright pops of color. Aqua is fun. Also, decorate the fireplace mantel with modern pieces.

A living room with transitional decor featuring a sofa, chairs, and a rug.
blue family room (remissionrun.com)

If you prefer, choose a soft paint color. Soft blue is a modern choice. However, keep the furniture neutral. Also, use contemporary accent pieces.

A living room with a transitional decor style.
denim blue family room (lasherkeen.com)
A transitional living room with green walls and yellow furniture.
green living room (pinterest.com)

On the other hand, you may love drama. Go for it. Use bold color to add drama. However, choose rich colors. In fact, stick with trendy green or blue. Neutral furniture completes the look. Indeed, it’s glamorous.

In addition, a transitional dining room is wonderful. Indeed, dining rooms have features that are traditional. These include hutches and wainscoting. In fact, those are very traditional.

A dining room with transitional decor and a large table and chairs.
fun light fixture (artflyz.com)

Indeed, the built-in shelves are traditional. However, modern chairs add flair. Also, add a fun light.

A dining room with white table and chairs featuring transitional decor.
elegant dining room (lasherkeen.com)

Traditional wainscoting adorns the walls. Keep it white. Add sleek chairs. Also, pops of bright green color are interesting.

A dining room with a table and chairs featuring transitional decor.
glass dining room table (byrneseyeview.com)

Indeed, this is an art-deco inspired room. Keep it modern with sleek lamps. Also, a glass-topped table steals the show.

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Coastal Cottage Style for Tranquil Interiors
A dining room with a transitional decor and a chalkboard wall.
dining room (byrneseyeview.com)

Finally, have fun! Keep it easy! A chalkboard wall is casual. Fun. And could be very entertaining.

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