With so many city dwellers moving house, gearing up for a new school year, and coming home from vacations, we’re sure that anyone in the Chicago or Indianapolis areas can relate with one of our favorite furniture styles, Transitional. Though its name may feel deceptively fleeting, this style is definitely here to stay, representing a blend of traditional and contemporary design.
One of the reasons we love the transitional style so much is that it’s timeless. With elements taken from years of rich tradition, there’s truly something transitional for every taste.
Careful angles and clean, straight lines create the impression of understated elegance in transitional pieces. The Park Avenue Nightstand is a perfect illustration of transitional beauty. Like the night stand, other transitional pieces will feature a limited palette of rich colors, often with contrasting dark and light tones (like the Kelly dinette set).
When accessorizing, the transitional approach requires careful placing of minimal items, each one making use of space and contrast to make a statement. Rugs like the Amira area rug will do wonders to add texture and warmth to the balance of a transitional room. In a smaller living space, mirrors will come in quite handy to create the illusion of space. With the lack of embellishments and added details in the furniture, you’ll have plenty of creative leeway to play around with fabric types and textures, allowing you to make transitional design your own.
Whether you’re redecorating or furnishing your first place, we think transitional styles will resonate with a lot of people. Take a look through our transitional furniture offerings here at The RoomPlace to learn more about your Chicagoland furniture options.