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This is a simple and formal Transitional dining room with a hardwood flooring that matches with the wooden dining table. This is complemented by the light gray cushioned dining chairs that match the light gray walls and ceiling that has recessed lights.
This informal dining area by the kitchen has a round table with a glass top that is supported by a complex patterned thick cylinder and adorned with a white vase. This is then surrounded by wooden cross-back chairs that complement the light hardwood flooring.
This charming Transitional-Style dining room has a beautiful blue patterned area rug covering most of the hardwood flooring. It contrasts the white cushioned dining chairs surrounding the dark wooden table.
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This simple informal dining area has a white ceiling paired with beige walls that is adorned by a wall-mounted colorful painting looking over the dark wooden table and its cushioned chairs and bench.
This is a formal white dining room with a white tray ceiling and walls contrasted by the dark hardwood flooring that matches with the elegant dark wood dining table surrounded by white leather cushioned wing back chairs.
This elegant dining room has matching gray wingback dining chairs surrounding a large dark wooden table that fits with the hardwood flooring that is contrasted by the white wainscoting of the patterned walls.
This small informal dining area is placed next to a fireplace that has a stone inlay with a white mantle that fits with the white ceiling. The blue cushioned wingback chairs are a nice contrast to the wooden table.
The round wooden dining table is surrounded by modern white chairs that stand out against the hardwood flooring but complements the white wainscoting of the walls illuminated by an elegant chandelier.
There is a farmhouse-style round chandelier hanging from the light gray ceiling that matches with the light gray wall accented with white wainscoting. The cushioned dining chairs also match this light gray hue.
The hardwood flooring and the wooden dining table are a perfect match complementing the light hues of the gray walls and white ceiling that has a flush mount lighting augmenting the natural lights of the French doors.
A white circular modern chandelier hangs over the white modern table surrounded by modern light gray chairs complemented by the wallpaper of the walls lightened by the tall windows and French glass doors.
The dark hardwood flooring is topped with a camouflage-patterned area rug under a dining set of wooden dining table matched with gray cushioned dining chairs matching with the gray walls that make the crystal lighting of the coffered ceiling stand out.
This dining area is part of a great room that also contains the living room within its hardwood flooring and white coffered ceiling. The dining area is placed by a large window that illuminates the wooden dining table and its gray cushioned chairs.
The warm glow of the modern chandelier hanging over the wooden table is a nice complement to the white walls, ceiling and marble flooring that is topped with a light gray area rug. This dining area is adorned with a large painting to augment the elegance.
The redwood round dining table is surrounded by rustic wooden chairs with woven wicker backs and seats that are augmented by the modern lighting hanging from the white ceiling.
This charming informal dining area has a wooden table attached to the kitchen island. The wood top of the table matches with the light hardwood flooring paired with white modern chairs that blend with the white wainscoting of the walls.
The white modern chairs are a perfect pairing for the glass-top dining table topped with a row of modern pendant lights from the white coffered ceiling that mirrors the tall white walls.
The delightful green square table of this dining room is a nice dash of color for the hardwood flooring, light gray walls and the beige coffered ceiling. This color is augmented by the colorful wall-mounted artwork.
The walls are dominated by black wallpaper that contrasts the white wainscoting that is complemented by the light hardwood flooring. The highlight of this room is the brilliant black and gold modern chandelier from the golden tray ceiling.
The bright white walls and white ceiling are accented with a golden flush mount lighting that is shaped like the sun. This is placed over the elliptical white table surrounded by colorful velvet chairs.
The light hardwood flooring of this formal dining room is covered with a bluish area rug that makes the white dining set stand out. This is mirrored by the blue artworks on the white walls.
This is a white dining area with an irregular arched white ceiling paired with white walls that house a fireplace within a wooden mantle that mirrors the wooden round dining table surrounded by wooden chairs over a white area against the hardwood flooring.
The blue velvet chairs surrounding the sleek wooden dining table are the highlight of this dining room with stark white walls accented with colorful painting on one side and mirrors on the other.
The sleek and modern white elliptical dining table is surrounded by modern plastic chairs on one side and a curved built-in bench on the other side that is attached to the kitchen island.
This dining room has lovely velvet green-backed chairs with black seats perfectly contrasting the golden trimmed modern dining table matching the golden modern chandelier that shines due to the natural light coming in from the curtained windows.
The yellow velvet chairs bring in a sunny disposition to the elegance of the dining room with a modern Sputnik chandelier hanging over the wooden table over a light gray patterned area rug.
This formal dining room has a brilliant blue palette that is trimmed with gold elements on the chairs, lighting and the round mirror mounted on the wall that is dominated with light blue wallpaper.
This small dining area maximizes the small floor space with booth style L-shaped bench that has a light gray cushion against the corner paired with a small circular white table and a couple of cushioned armchairs.
The blue velvet dining chairs stand out against the white ceiling and beige marble flooring that is illuminated by the natural lights coming in from the abundant windows augmented by modern pendant lights.
The light gray area rug is a nice background for the contrasting brown leather chairs surrounding the wooden dining table that is topped with a pair of brilliant flower-shaped pendant lights hanging from the white tray ceiling.
The checkered patterned dining chairs surrounding the modern dining table are the highlight of this elegant dining room that is accented with an amazing overlooking view of the city through tall glass windows.
The white flooring and walls are a nice background for the contrasting navy blue patterned dining chairs that are paired with the sleek black modern dining table topped with a multi-tiered chandelier.
This formal dining room has a beautiful set of white dining table and chairs that stand out against the light gray walls trimmed with white molding that matches with the white coffered ceiling and its crystal chandelier.
The tall windows of this dining room bring in ample natural lights on the beige leather chairs surrounding the wooden dining table that blends in with the hardwood flooring and kitchen cabinet.
The beige area rug stands out against the dark hardwood flooring that matches with the dark wooden table and its beige leather dining chairs accented with a gray wall that has a colorful painting for a dash of color.
The dark patterned and cushioned dining chairs match with the patterned curtains of the tall windows that bring in natural light to the sleek black dining table adorned with blue flowers in a vase for a centerpiece.
The beige wall of this intimate dining room is accented with a painting of red smoke that serves a nice background for the dark wood dining table and its light gray cushioned dining chairs.
The thick butcher’s block top of the dining table is paired with white cushioned wing back chairs with dark legs that blend in with the dark hardwood flooring complimented by a large brass chandelier.
The round glass table is matched with see-through plastic oval backed dining chairs that are complemented by the golden legs of the table and the old rose hue of the area rug that contrasts the crystal chandelier.
This elegant formal dining room has silver cushioned wing back chairs surrounding a long dark wooden dining table that is adorned with a couple of elegant chandeliers and a large colorful painting on one side.
The modern crystal chandelier hanging from the white ceiling is a nice complement to the dark wooden table and its gray cushioned dining chairs over a light gray patterned area rug dominating the hardwood flooring.
A classic dining room with a wooden glass top table, twelve white dressed chairs and a nice chandelier complementing the white coffered ceiling.
A sophisticated dining room with white walls and an elegant chandelier beautifully contrasting the wood flooring, round wooden table and brown chairs.
Dining area with printed beige walls, a rectangular wooden table with yellow stripes chairs, plain beige curtains, and a classic chandelier.
A white-walled dining room with a rectangular table and chairs paired with a round rug and an elegant chandelier on a beamed ceiling. There’s also a glass window and a glass arched door where you can see the outside view.
Cream and white walls with a small, round table, four upholstered chairs, hardwood flooring and glass windows with a perfect view of greeneries.
White dining room with a wooden table, six-blue chairs and two brown large chairs on each side, hardwood flooring and a rectangular rustic chandelier.
Dining area with long rectangular wooden table, ten gray chairs paired with a printed rug and a rustic chandelier.
A dining room with a six-seater dining set topped with a brown rug, and a chic chandelier.
A small dining area with a round table surrounded by six black chairs, a vintage chandelier, and a glass door and window.
A white and gray-toned dining room with a fireplace, a rectangular wooden table with ten chairs and an elegant chandelier.
A classy dining room with a stunning chandelier, rectangular table with unique centerpieces and cream chairs topped with an oversized rug.
The transitional style in the third most popular choice for dining rooms. It’s easy to see why it ranks so high. It bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary in a fresh and timeless way. It offers the comfort of the classic features while leaving room for new elements as fashion trends—or your tastes—change.
The look borrows the elegance of traditional with comfortable pieces. That gives it a cozy feel. It also brings the clean lines and simplicity of the contemporary style with minimal accents. The result is a gorgeous blend of style and versatility. Unlike other designs, the transitional dining room has looser rules which give it its evergreen quality.
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The Transitional Look
It is as much about the setting as it is the atmosphere it creates. Despite its nod toward the traditional, there’s nothing fussy or pretentious about it. Its clean lines and quiet beauty bring a feeling of calm over a room. There are, however, a few key points to keep in mind when mirroring this style.
Colors such as beige, gray, and white are essential. These shades help maintain its relaxed mood. But that’s not to say that there’s no room for other hues. Accent pieces take on the role of being the brighter and bolder elements in the dining room. Glaring colors are out of place especially if you add too many.
The contemporary influences account for the focus on minimalism. That gives these rooms their feeling of openness. It makes them more welcoming without seeming austere. There’s no place for clutter with this style. Overly ornate features are equally out of character. Accents are kept to a minimum too. Its motto is less is more.
Furniture and fabrics add texture to the room. Natural materials like cotton, linen, and leather make a space inviting while adding interest. You’ll see these themes echoed in other design elements such as hardwood floors. Layers bring energy to an area to keep it from appearing dull. It’s evident in the transitional dining room design ideas.
The furniture follows these same guidelines of clean lines and neutral colors. Look for simple and updated designs of old favorites for your table and chairs. And warm-colored wood tones fit in best. You can add furnishings from other styles as long as they don’t detract from the mood of the room.