Over the past few years, the transitional style has become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners.
This unique interior design trend allows you to blend traditional elements with the modern designs found in more contemporary homes. The mix of neutral colors, antiques, and textured upholstery with clean, minimal design details will leave your home feeling cozy yet modern.
There are many ways to introduce a transitional style to your home or other space, from natural flooring to cozy textures. Here are a few of our favorite ways to add some transitional style design to your home.
Opt for Neutral Colors
Transitional styles work best with a neutral color palette, including gray, beige, and white for your walls, furniture, and other accessories. A neutral palette allows for more flexibility within your other design elements and décor and provides a calming backdrop for virtually any type of room. Additionally, neutral colors are a great choice for the long term because they work well with any design style. If you decide to change your style in the future, your neutral colors should provide a clean starting place, no matter what style you choose.
Mix Rustic and Modern Elements
The charm of transitional style lies in its ability to seamlessly mix contemporary and rustic elements. Examples of this could be choosing modern cabinetry in a kitchen with rough wood textured accents. A rustic, wide plank floor can provide a provincial touch when mixed with modern metal kitchen appliances and fixtures. Don’t be afraid to introduce some industrial feeling pieces and then balance them out with warmer, cozy elements.
Introduce Natural Materials
Natural materials are the perfect way to bring that rustic feeling to any room of your home. Natural flooring options can help ground your space and weave the feeling of comfort throughout the rooms of your home. You can feel good choosing a flooring such as a wide plank wood flooring as it will stay in style for years to come and match virtually any design style you choose.
Add Texture Everywhere
Textures bring warmth and additional interest to any room they are added to. They can offer both traditional and rustic elements to your transitional style, depending on how you introduce them. Cozy upholstery and antique metals offer a contemporary touch to your living room while a naturally textured wood coffee table brings a sense of warmth. You can even add texture to your walls to provide additional depth and interest to a room.
If your room features wood flooring, add texture by bringing out the natural grain of the wood or adding a brushed surface. Brushing wood flooring mimics the natural weathering process and creates the look of an older, wooden floor.
Choose Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring
Wide plank hardwood flooring is ideal for transitional styles. Many wide plank flooring options are available up to 12 inches in width and 2-12 feet in length. The benefit of this size is that it reduces the number of seams between boards on your floor and allows you to see more of the natural wood grain texture. Your wide plank hardwood flooring will feature knots and textures to bring the beauty of the natural wood into your home.
Use Outdoor Inspiration
As many of us experience more and more time indoors, we often seek ways to connect with the outdoors and the natural peace it offers. One way to do this is by removing as much of the barrier between outside and inside as possible. Choose oversized, floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plan so that natural light flows and you always have a clear view of the outdoors. Additionally, you can bring the outside in with plants, branches, or natural décors such as seashells or stones. These rustic elements will provide a perfect pop against your modern, neutral palette.
Contact Oak and Broad Today!
Oak and Broad offers a wide range of flooring options to bring beauty to every room in your home. We are experienced and knowledgeable about flooring, and we are only a phone call away! Contact us today to learn more and get started on your new flooring project!