Finding your unique home décor style can feel like a daunting task. With so many options, trends and designs to choose from, it is easy to see why many people are unsuccessful in creating a consistent decorating flow throughout their home.

Like many homeowners, you might find that you are drawn to completely different styles of furniture and accessories and struggle to put together a cohesive look. You may find that although you like the look of contemporary living, you find it just a little too cold for your overall living style. On the other hand, perhaps you are just too relaxed for formal and fussy. The answer then, could be a transitional style of living.

The Beauty of Transitional Living

One of the most alluring aspects of incorporating a transitional design style into your living space is that you don’t have to fret about committing to one style over another. If you love the detail of a beveled mirror, but find a sophisticated armless chair alluring, I am here to tell you that you can have the best of both worlds!

Strategically placing glass, and different materials like wood and upholstery throughout your space, will speak volumes without appearing overdone.

Transitional Kitchen Design with glass door cabinetry

Transitional Kitchen Design wit white cabinetry

Blending Colour

When it comes to your transitional space, warm neutrals, creams, grays, espresso and taupe are a good starting point to ground the space. Once you have the main wall colour and larger pieces selected, you can strategically introduce colour. Pick a colour scheme and accent with this colour with throw pillows, carpet, a vase with subtle hints of colour or candles. Remember to step back and let your eye wander around the room. If it feels too cluttered, remove an object and take another look. You want to feel that the furniture is carrying the space and that there is a comfortable break from the neutrals to make the overall mood appealing.

open concept living area

Transitional Flooring

Natural elements such as stone, granite, and wood are good choices for transitional design. The floor that you choose sets the overall of tone of how you will “feel” in that room. If your style is “easy living”, then a wood floor will add an informal note, while a high polished granite sets the tone for a more lavish and formal atmosphere.

Balancing Act

So, you like clean lines but like to mix in finer details? The balance found with a transitional style allows you to decorate your home without compromise. I must admit, one of the perks that I like most about transitional style is that you can update it indefinitely to reflect current trends to keep with your new casually tailored setting.

Give it a try and have fun!