Transitional bedroom style is a balanced blend of traditional and contemporary furnishings and decor. Many who like a “lighter” traditional look choose this style because transitional decor tends to span multiple decades and always look fresh. Transitional decor retains the classic lines of traditional styles. But the colors and furnishings are typically more modern in their appearance.
Transitional decorating embraces soft lines and comfortable furnishings, but without the fuss of traditional styling. Color palettes tend to follow the contemporary style and are kept to a minimum. That doesn’t mean neutrals are the only color on the table. But there may be fewer colors incorporated into the overall decor. The style, on the other hand, is less bold than what one would typically find in a contemporary space. It blends elements of both styles with textures, colors, and furnishings that somehow seem to come together flawlessly.
In short, transitional style is an elegant and timeless design motif that combines new and old and masculine with feminine in a fresh way.
Make The Most Of Original Transitional Bedroom Features
Exposed timbers add to the character of this large attic bedroom. It’s a classic amongst traditional bedroom ideas and includes antique and vintage furniture. But the look is fresh and up to date thanks to the color choices.
The pairing of pink and green is very ‘now’ and Farrow & Ball’s Dead Salmon shade is right up to the rafters to emphasize the old beams. The headboard is coverin the Colefax & Fowler’s Lincoln fabric.
Shabs Kay, owner of Victorian Dreams antique bed specialists. Has the following advice for putting together a modern take on a traditional bedroom scheme based on color:
‘Adorn the room with pretty soft furnishings in muted tones and paint other furniture such as chests of drawers, a dressing table or desk and bedside tables (regardless of age or period style) in similar calming hues to fuse a look that’s eclectic, fun and unstructured.’
Authentic Period Details
It’s all in the detail for traditional bedroom ideas. ‘Having elegant designs of wooden furniture that pay visual homage to the skills of the master craftsmen of a bygone era are the key elements of a traditional style bedroom,’ says Georgia Metcalfe, founder and creator of The French Bedroom Company.
‘For example, turned legs on dressing tables or bedside tables, claw feet, scrolling acanthus leaves and hand-carved floral motives on headboard crests are all reflective of traditional design.’