Are you ready to trade heavy drapery, ornate details, and deep rich color tones for airy textiles, casual touches, and fresh color palettes? Consider a refresh instead of a remodel. Transitional style blends traditional tastes with modern trends.
Tips on turning traditional design transitional:
Cabinetry – Fresh Finishes
Cabinets take up a lot of real estate in the bathrooms and kitchen. One of the quickest most satisfying style updates involves modernizing cabinet finishes. Out with traditional dark cherry and light oak woods and in with painted white and grey cabinets. You won’t regret the brightness light cabinetry brings to a room. Complete the look with a white marble, granite, or quartz countertop and simple backsplash.
Furniture – Lines Tell Time
A simple furnishing update is sometimes all a room needs, preventing unnecessary room renovation. Replace traditional rolled arm, nailhead studded, and wood accented furniture pieces with transitional track arm, linear edge, simple-legged pieces.
Wood Tones – Floors and More
Modern wood tones are organic, natural, washed out, and less polished than once popular traditional cherry and oak wood tones. Transitional woods range from natural unfinished hues to hints of honey and even dark inky walnut stains. White-washed, distressed, and driftwood also represent a more contemporary style.
Color – Swatches to Watch
A little paint certainly goes a long way. One of the least expensive and most noticeable updates to any space involves wall color. Transitional color palettes are much lighter and brighter than traditional picks. Warm reds, yellows, and oranges are replaced with cool blues, pale greens, light grey, and faint beige.
Textiles – Err on the Side of Airy
Formal and feminine are common words used to describe traditional textiles. Elaborate floral patterns and bulky velvets all suit traditional luxury style. Transitional fabrics appear minimalistic and fresh in comparison. Bright whites, light grey, natural tans, and subtle pops of color adorn transitional textiles. Light and airy textured fabrics like linen and cotton-linen blend are popular transitional picks. Geometric and neutral prints are also preferred.
Everything Home can help you turn tired traditional spaces into timeless transitional places. Contact us to spark inspiring home style!
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