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The transitional living room features a high cathedral ceiling and paneled glazing bringing plenty of light in. It has a tufted ottoman with metal legs surrounded by mismatched chairs and couch.
Fresh living room boasts a black fireplace with wood mantel topped with a wall art piece on a white brick wall.
Transitional living room incorporated with a contemporary style. It has a pair of white sectional sofas facing each other along with another pair of gray chairs surrounding a modular coffee table.
The stylish living room showcases wainscoted walls fitted with arched glass windows. It includes a black fireplace below a blue sunburst painting and in between gray wall filled with floating shelves.
Bright living room with a picture window that overlooks the outdoor view. It has white seat nooks with built-in storage accented with gray pillows beneath framed windows.
Gorgeous living room boasts a calming neutral color palette accented with pops of pink. It has gray wingback chairs and a sectional sofa lighted by a stylish floor lamp.
The gray living room showcases an L-shaped sofa paired with a lounge and metal chairs along with a glass top coffee table over a striking rug.
A pair of white wingback chairs sit in front of a white fireplace fixed into the shiplap wall designed with black and white frames.
Transitional living room boasts a wooden coffered ceiling with hanging crystal chandelier and herringbone wood flooring. It has white sectionals lined with a thin table topped with modern desk lamps.
Modern living room accented with a chevron rug over the hardwood flooring. It includes white and gray sofas along with black metal chairs surrounding a gold coffee table.
Airy living room designed with a nice wall art piece mounted above the modern fireplace. It has indoor plants on the sides creating a refreshing ambiance.
The fabulous living room features an arched window fitted on a gray vaulted wall. It includes a velvet tufted sofa paired with a charcoal coffee table.
Living room with a charcoal blue wall furnished with mismatched chairs, a marble coffee table, and round wooden side tables.
A gray L-shaped sectional paired with wooden coffee table and white chairs along with a furry ottoman sit on a classy patterned rug in this airy living room.
High ceiling living room showcases geometric pendant lights that hung from the coffered ceiling. It has a black wainscoted accent wall fitted with a stone fireplace and round mirror with wall sconces.
Gray living room with built-in shelves filled with home decors. It is illuminated by a brass contemporary chandelier that hung over a metal coffee table topped with glass.
Gorgeous living room designed with a color bursting art piece mounted above the white ornate fireplace. It has glass windows covered with beautiful blue printed draperies with bronze hardware.
A transitional living room surrounded with white framed glass windows and covered with coffered ceiling. It has a wainscoted pillar fixed with a fireplace with gray marble surround tiles.
This living room features a pair of French doors covered with patterned curtains. It includes matching black sofas and gray armchairs sitting on a contemporary rug over the hardwood flooring.
Warm living room designed with gallery frames that’s lighted by recessed ceiling lights and black table lamps on wooden side tables. It has glass windows covered in translucent roller blinds.
Sophisticated living room boasts a coffered ceiling and dark wood plank flooring. It has built-in shelves fitted with a fireplace that has herringbone surround tiles and brick firebox.
Blue living room with a round coffee table in the middle that sits on a red fringed rug. It is surrounded by a gray loveseat along with a pair of leather and wingback chairs.
Luxurious living room decorated with classy vases and a lovely wall art piece mounted above the modern fireplace. It is illuminated by a fancy chandelier that hung from the coffered ceiling.
The fresh living room features a floor to ceiling glass windows wrapped with sheer curtains. It has a banana and fiddle leaf fig plant that creates a tropical feel to the area.
An expansive living room boasts a glass top wood coffee table that sits on a woven rug. It has panoramic windows with an amazing outdoor pool view.
An interesting portrait is mounted above the concrete fireplace in this taupe living room. It is filled with gray armchairs and brass stools along with a marble coffee table.
The elegant living room showcases gray wingback chairs surrounding a round center table. It has a sunburst mirror mounted above a black marble fireplace.
Clean white living room beautifully contrasted with a black armchair and geometric rug. It has an L-shaped sectional sofa paired with a wooden coffee table.
Charming living room with a pop of green color from the curtains, throw pillows and metal stools. It has a lovely wall art piece mounted above the white couch.
Living room with a television and fireplace fixed on the textured accent wall. It is sandwiched by wall arts above crisscross shelves filled with woods.
The modern living room features built-in storages and fabulous TV stand beside the fireplace. It has a coffered ceiling and hardwood flooring topped with a gray rug.
This living room showcases a tufted bench that matches with the facing sofas over a woven rug. It is styled with a rectangular mirror that lays on the brick accent wall lighted by sconces.
High ceiling living room boasts dark blue walls accented by white crown moldings and filled with white framed glass windows.
Simple living room with an L-shaped sectional sofa and leather armchairs surrounding a coffee table. It has taupe walls above white wainscoting.
The fabulous living room features a white sofa accented with blue and white pillows. It is paired with a classy modular coffee table over a printed rug.
Elegant living room boasts a brick accent wall fitted with a fireplace. It is illuminated by table lamps and a chandelier that hung from the arched ceiling.
The transitional living room showcases gray facing sofas along with leather stool and wooden coffee table. It is lighted by a statement chandelier and natural light that flows through the glass windows.
Living room with gray built-in bookshelves lined with a ladder. It has hardwood flooring topped with a beige rug.
Modern living room accented with a striking patterned rug along with black walls decorated by wall arts. It includes a beveled mirror illuminated by clear glass sconces.
Airy living room styled with lovely round and checkered blue wall arts. It has an L-shaped sectional with white coffee table over gray rug.
The glazed living room features built-in bookshelves beneath the windows overlooking the serene outdoor greenery.
Charming living room accented with yellow armchairs and gold round mirror fitted above the ornate fireplace.
Lengthy living room boasts a symmetrical design. It includes facing sectionals along with a pair of beige chairs and black-tufted stools.
A gray sectional sofa rests on the white built-in shelves in this living room. It includes a glass coffee table with stools and a pair of tufted gray chairs that sit on a vintage rug.
Transitional living room with a teal wainscoted walls along with full height glazing. It is designed with a lovely art piece that lays above the fireplace’s mantel.
The bright living room features a wooden coffered ceiling with a hanging vintage chandelier. It is surrounded by glass windows allowing plenty of light in.
The glam living room showcases a glossy stone brick pillar fixed with a fireplace that’s topped with a television. It has a gold coffee table with a white marble top that complements with the modern chairs framed with gold patterns.
Cozy living room with a sage green accent wall designed with black and white art pieces. It includes beige sectionals and glass top center table that sits on a shaggy white rug.
This living room boasts a bold teal scheme. It has steel framed glass windows covered with a lovely green floral roman shade.
If you find that the Traditional style for your living room is too formal, but a Contemporary style is a little too minimalist, the Transitional style may have all the elements you want when designing your living room.
Out of the 916,645, living rooms and 18 styles analyzed, 13.49 percent (or 123,633) have a Transitional style.
Understanding Transitional Style
The Transitional style can be best described as a “happy medium” between Contemporary and Traditional styles. While both Contemporary and Traditional have many great elements that can make a living room feel comfortable and an ideal place for gathering, both styles can be a little too much (or too little) for some homeowners.
Living rooms with a Traditional style typically look and feel formal. All the fabrics, from the accent pillows to the drapes, either match or complement each other. While the Traditional style can be beautiful, it can be less than inviting or comfortable for people who just want to kick back and relax.
Contemporary styled living rooms are the opposite of Traditional living rooms but can be equally uncomfortable or uninviting for some. Contemporary style is “funky” and minimal. The furniture is simple, and most Contemporary living rooms opt out of matching accessories or even hanging drapes.
As you look through our Transitional Design Gallery, you will see how the style might be “just right” for many homeowners.
The In-Between Style
Like many styles, the Transitional style may be open to interpretation, depending on the personal preferences of the homeowner, but the style is truly designed to be “in-between” Traditional and Contemporary.
This means that colors throughout the living room are neutral and furniture is neither too ornate or too rigid. Rather than having matching lamps and vases, or none at all, a Transitional style may have a few accessories that pay homage to either Traditional or Contemporary.
Not Too Showy
Transitional living rooms are also a suitable place to showcase eye-catching accessories that are eclectic, vintage, or that add a pop of color to the soft and subtle colors throughout the living room.
As we mentioned earlier, a Transitional style living room should be comfortable and welcoming. Transitional living rooms are perfect for formal gathering with work colleagues as well as an impromptu hang out with friends. While the style can still look “put together” it can also look like space where one wants to spend the afternoon lounging around and enjoying the quiet space.
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