Ever wonder about the differences between transitional design and traditional styles? These two decor and furniture styles have similar foundational elements, but when you compare them side by side, the finished look is completely different. Here are the reasons why.
First, let’s acknowledge that most people these days don’t fit into one design style category. I do, however, believe everyone has a foundational starting point. This post will help you understand the core foundation of a transitional space compared to its traditional style roots. The goal is to help you transitionalists out there understand your roots, and then add your flare.
Let’s start with a look at where the transitional design style got its roots…
A traditional room is characteristic of a 17th or 18th century home. It’s warm and inviting, but can also be more luxurious. These spaces have curved and detailed furniture with a backdrop of