A transitional style living room is made up of both traditional and modern elements combined to create a timeless yet contemporary space. A transitional setting is typically well-lit, comfortable, and elegantly designed with a selection of furniture that's both practical and comfortable, but also stylish and contemporary. It's in the marrying of past and present styles that gives transitional style it's timeless quality and appeal.
Typically the best way to achieve a transitional style is by mixing and matching different styles and influences from different eras. You can also achieve the look by using a few carefully selected key pieces in the right spots. Four Hands living room furniture is the perfect brand if you're looking to create a contemporary transitional style. Their pieces are both modern and timeless with a sophisticated coziness that is hard to resist.
The best of both worlds
Transitional living rooms are the perfect style for those who are looking to have a living space that is both modern and classic, and a space that gives a lot of opportunity to express their personal style.
The key to this style is that it combines the best of both worlds, making it perfect for those who want to have a space that looks current but also has timeless, classic elements.
In its own words, American company Four Hands aims to "furnish style." The brand's amazing assortment of unique and expertly crafted furniture goods has helped it establish a strong reputation among interior designers and other clients.
Let’s look more in-depth at transitional living room design and how you can do it with style with Four Hands. If you'd like to learn more about Four Hands, feel free to read the buyer's guide here.
1 - Begin with a modest area rug on natural-looking flooring
A transitional living room is a space that’s typically designed to be welcoming and comfortable. It features a mix of both modern and traditional elements, like furniture, colors, and textures. If you’re entering the world of this design look for the first time, one of the best ways to transition from one style to another is with an area rug.
An area rug with beautiful neutral color palettes tie the room together by grounding the furniture and providing some extra visual interest. They can also add warmth to a space while still maintaining an airy feel.
The Four Hands Adalyn Rug is the perfect piece to begin your transitional living room furniture search. Rows of alternating pile and loop viscose offer a linear design and fine-tailored feel to this gorgeous toned living room rug, which has an alternating pile and wonderfully soft feeling.
2 - Choose sleek Sofas and Double Chaises in neutral colors
Transitioning your old furniture with something new is one of the most common ways to create an inviting transitional space for your guests to relax in. If you are looking for beautiful double chaise sofas in neutral colors, look no further than the Four Hands Mercury Double Chaise. The Mercury Double Chaise is both comfortable and strikingly beautiful.
The design of the Transitional living room should be welcoming and cozy, which means that it should have some furniture pieces that are soft and inviting in neutral tones. A Four Hands sofa will be something you look forward to sitting down on after a long day at work or school.
3 - Make a Four Hands coffee table your living room’s centerpiece
A reclaimed peroba wood coffee table like the Four Hands Crosby Round Coffee Table from Four Hands can create a transitional living room style that is welcoming and inviting. The round shape of the table provides an inviting sense of space, while also drawing attention to the focal point in the room.
The Crosby Coffee Table can help you create a sophisticated and modern look while also giving the room the warmth that it needs.
This type of furniture not only looks great but - because it’s built with reclaimed peroba wood - is also durable and sustainable.
4 - Whether conventional or modern in appearance, make a statement with a boldly shaped light fixture
When you have the need is to create a transitional style in your living room, it would be prudent to invest in an elegant yet bold-shaped fixture that will add flair to the space while also being able to seamlessly fit into your transitional decorating scheme.
In a transitional living room, a boldly shaped light fixture can create a focal point and combine the room’s décor to create an effect that is both sophisticated and inviting.
The shape of the light fixture should be chosen in accordance with the style and in concert with the other decor of the room to achieve the desired aesthetic.
Our favorite choice when it comes to lighting your room in this style is the Four Hands Tennyson Large Chandelier. A living room chandelier can create an elegant and striking focal point to the space.
The Tennyson Chandelier has an antique rust coating is applied to an open, orb-shaped chandelier, adding a touch of old charm to a modern design and Sputnik-style LEDs adorn the inside sphere, giving it a sophisticated edge.
FAQ'sWhat are the Pros and Cons of Transitional Living Room Designs?
A transitional living room design often includes furniture that is neutral in color and style. It also features an array of textures, fabrics, and colors. It's not uncommon to see an eclectic mix of patterns, styles, and furniture in this type of living room design.
The Pros far outweigh the cons:
Transitional living rooms are timeless in their look. They won't be out-of-date anytime soon because they can incorporate many different styles while still maintaining a sense of continuity with the rest of the home's decorating scheme.
This type of living room design can also offer a more polished look for your space while still having an airy feel to it because it often incorporates light neutral colors like cream or white throughout the space.
The appeal in transitional living room designs comes from its ability to blend different styles together seamlessly. A traditional style rug can be combined with a modern coffee table and a classic sofa which can make for an interesting design combination.
On the other hand, the main con of transitional living room designs is that they can be difficult to decorate because there's no clear theme, which can sometimes make it hard to choose your colors and furniture.
What are the colors of a transitional living room style?
Color is significant because it establishes the overall tone of a space. Blue is commonly used to create a tranquil and soothing atmosphere, green or brown to create an earthy atmosphere, and red to create a vivid and dramatic atmosphere.
When it comes to transitional living room style, some of the best colors are those that aren't.
Yes, you read that right.
Because this design combines classic and contemporary elements, it avoids the pastels of the past and the exuberance of the present by relying on deep neutrals that are both relaxing and attractive.
Deep, dark, chocolate browns are some examples. These are relaxing since they don't agitate or excite, but they also stand out against more understated alternatives such as white.
Gray, taupe, various dark greens, and even deep crimson are all common choices.
A growing interior design trend is to create a transitional living room. Transitional living rooms are not just about choosing a sofa in a neutral colors but also include things like tasteful art on the walls, throw pillows, transitional coffee tables, and more.
A living room is the most public space in a home. The style of your living room should be elegant, while also being comfortable and inviting to guests.
The transitional style is a good choice for a living room because it doesn't lean too far in either direction of a modern or a traditional look. Transitional styles can be defined by the use of minimal patterns, natural colors, and clean lines.
Ready to build your transitional living room style with Four Hands? Reach out to us today and we’d be happy to help with any questions you might have.