The 5 Secrets of Successful Transitional Decor: Blending Styles to Create a Home You’ll Love

Do you love traditional home elements but also love furniture that has a modern edge? Then, transitional style might be your cup of tea! Transitional style is a mixing of designs. Clean lines and simple colors convey a modern touch while wood and moldings bring out the best in traditional styles.  Here are 5 tips to help you design and style your home, transitional style.

For these design tips, we chose to feature a local parade home that was built by E Builders and designed by Erin Hansen Design. What we love about this home is how the transitional style also incorporates modern farmhouse touches.

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Beautiful Transitional Decorating, Master bedroom

Transitional Style Tip #1: Use quiet colors and allow furnishings to create interest

Neutral paints colors such as gray, beige, or white create the backdrop for the transitional home. Fun furnishings are what bring the punch. This home has modern farmhouse furnishings and some more modern pieces. Touches of color are added through accessories or art. You may consider just using this blush pink throw, this throw or a couple of blush pink pillows or pillow covers. This room is calming, pretty, and definitely an owner’s retreat from the stresses of life. If you love blush pink, check out our Blush Pink Bedroom post. Need help with color? See our transitional paint color palette!

Beautiful Transitional Laundry Room E Builders, Erin Hansen Design

Transitional Style Tip #2: Limit accessories

This can be a step that’s a little more challenging, but transitional homes let large artwork draw attention. Accessories are kept to a minimum. We love the vertical lines on the wallpaper which draws the eye up, making this room feel even larger. White and natural wood once again set the stage while modern lighting, gold pulls, and unique chairs draw the attention. Be sure to also check out this Transitional Entryway post.

Transitional Kitchen by E Builders and Erin Hansen Design

Transitional Style Tip #3:  Add visual interest with textures

To add interest, the designer used a glass backsplash tile with a bold pattern. Glass cabinet doors and a shiny wrapped countertop bring that modern edge. Large metal lights tend toward farmhouse but still look amazing in this more modern kitchen. Consider adding a decorative glass vase and a faux stem for a touch of green. We’ve also found a similar light here.

Beautiful Transitional Laundry Room E Builders, Erin Hansen Design

 Transitional Style Tip #4: let large elements (like lighting) showcase your home

Once again we see texture added with the backsplash. A floor tile with bold lines was also selected for this space. But, the floating shelves and modern lighting take this space to a fun, new modern level. Need help creating your own transitional laundry room? Check out this Transitional Style Laundry Room post!

Transitional Home Dining Room with modern table and chairs

Transitional Style Tip #5: Pair modern furniture with classic elements like moldings

Isn’t this dining set fantastic? Farmhouse touches definitely make an appearance here but they are upgraded to a more traditional feel. Moldings and a detailed ceiling beam add character. Limited accessories and neutral colors create calm and organized space. Want more transitional decor ideas? We also have a transitional style living room post!

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