Transitional Evolved out of Traditional
To understand transitional style, it helps to look first at its predecessor—traditional. This is a traditional living room. It’s warm, inviting and luxurious, with varied colors and patterns. With those ornate legs on the coffee table and the furniture’s curved arms, you might even call traditional style a little “fussy.”
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Transitional = Cleaner and Simpler
Now look at a transitional living room. There’s a hint of traditional in the seating arrangement, the fancy legs on the coffee table and the lines of the couch and chair, but the overall feel is simpler and cleaner. Transitional style features a minimum of ornamentation, although it’s not as stark as straight -up modern.
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Color is Key
Another tell-tale sign of transitional style is a neutral color scheme. Natural light bathes this predominantly white living room, while a pop of orange in the chair and wall sconce adds interest and energy.
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