One of the most stubborn misconceptions about interior design is that a room has to choose sides, contemporary or antique, vintage or modern, art-deco or traditional.The most livable rooms can’t be pinned to a decade or design period. Instead, they skillfully mix old and new pieces to create the impression of having been collected over time, a secret to ensuring that a room won’t look dated in a year or 10. Here are some simple strategies by Home Interiority to help you get started.
As a blend of traditional and contemporary styles, transitional rooms feature an elegant, enduring design. This distinctive style radiates a comfortable yet classic feel that is growing in popularity. Color palettes are very subtle with an emphasis on ivory, taupe, beige, and tan. This simple color scheme is relaxing and uncomplicated. Wood tones from warm browns to chocolates are typically the only deep tones used. To complement the monochromatic color scheme, accessories are kept to a minimum. Tasteful, signature pieces are displayed without much fanfare. Try using a single dramatic floral stem in a chunky, modern glass vase.
Artwork and photos are shown in an understated way with basic white mats and simple frames with clean lines. The metal of choice is a brushed nickel or silver, which is used in frames, accessories, and fixtures.Flooring is kept neutral as well, with the use of soft colored carpets or wood floors in warm tones. The texture in the carpets or rugs is important, so it’s possible to see barbers and sisals. Window treatments are generally modest, solid color drapes which are shirred onto unadorned metal or wood rods. When blinds or shades are used, they are either clean Roman shades or texture rich woven wood blinds.