Transitional Style

Jun 23rd 2016

We’ve previously covered the roots of both the modern and minimalist interior design schools, and now we’ll look more closely at transitional style. In general, transitional design is characterized by clean lines, soft neutral colors, the use of warm wood tones, and a lack of ornamental detail. We’ll look at each of these elements in turn.

Clean Lines

  • Transitional style is often seen as a bridge between the stark lines of modern design and the ornate style of traditional design.
  • A perfect example of a transitional table is the Naples End Table by Renovation Room, it has a wooden top and a woven hide shelf, which soften the overall look, but eschews ornamentation. The straight lines keep it from out of tradition style yet it has warm tones and natural material.

Soft Neutral Colors


  • The soft neutral colors of the transitional style can be seen in the Largo Large Sectional. This inviting sectional sofa has clean lines on the frame, but has luxurious comfort of foam seat covers layered with down. The warm neutral tones and and lack of pattern allows you to take the style of the room in any direction you want.

Warm Tones

  • The Largo Buffet embodies all the qualities of the transitional style. It has clean lines, and its warm, rich tones of high-quality veneer of Black American walnutreinforce the sleek lines. Transitional style is, like modern and minimalist styles,in favor of keeping clutter to a minimum, and a buffet is a great way to keep the surface of your furniture a self standing piece of art