The Transitional aesthetic combines Traditional and Modern stylistic approaches that balance classic, timeless elements with a sophisticated sense of the here and now. Straight lines and curves both come into play, as do combinations of dark and neutral color schemes — within the Transitional style, there is a lot of freedom to mix and match the décor. Transitional interiors can be the best of both worlds, as evident in our curated gallery of Transitional primary bedrooms.
1. Primary Bedroom Wraps Itself Up in Soft, Velvety Luxury
Primary bedroom wraps itself up in soft, velvety luxury with a plush headboard, upholstered armchair, thick drapery, and overall lush décor. The grays, greens, and silvers of the bedding contrast with the darker hues of the wall and rich wooden border. The room also includes a white tray ceiling and a large arch and radius window, which draws in plenty of natural light so the colors can play with each other some more.
2. Grays, Greens and Browns Blend Together in Sunlit Space
Primary bedroom features a light gray wood plank shed ceiling with natural light streaming in through a large skylight. The color scheme blends grays, greens, and browns throughout the room, which includes a king-size bed and headboard, an ottoman, side tables, and shelving. Other elements in the large space include several pendant fixtures suspended from the ceiling and an area rug set over marble tile flooring.
3. Skylight Added to Ceiling Between Exposed Beams
A large, gray-cushioned headboard with wall sconces provides a backdrop for metallic nightstands that match the frames of the bed and bench. The dark gray and off-white space also includes a wooden ceiling with exposed beams and a skylight.
4. Gray Walls Match Color of Armchairs Under Window
Primary bedroom features a wood-burning fireplace, a light gray patterned rug, and hardwood flooring. The space includes a queen-size bed with a wooden frame and headboard and an orange-upholstered bench. Gray walls match two armchairs and a side table set in front of a large window. A full-height indoor tree (that once was a plant) has grown too big for its pot and will either have to be trimmed down or moved elsewhere.
5. Thick Drapes and Louver Blinds Control Outside Light
Transitional primary bedroom features a navy blue accent wall with matching velvet pillows and an oversized upholstered headboard. The space also includes brass pendant lights suspended over nightstands, an upholstered wooden bench, a metal-frame armchair, a light gray area rug, and dark hardwood flooring. All of the windows have louver blinds and drapery to control the outside light.
6. Bedroom Features Tray Ceiling and Bay Windows
Primary bedroom features a stone veneer accent wall, multi-colored tray ceiling, and carpet flooring along with a tufted headboard and upholstered chairs. The latter are positioned with a table in front of bay windows covered with thick drapery and shades. A light wood dresser and matching side table fit right in with the overall neutral color scheme.
7. Tufted Headboard Rests Against Stone Veneer Accent Wall
Transitional primary bedroom features a spherical candle chandelier suspended from a white tray ceiling, a stone veneer accent wall, dark wood nightstands with table lamps, and a beige tufted headboard with a gray velvet bench. The space also includes dark hardwood flooring, a large abstract painting that matches the overall tonal palette, and two windows that brighten up the room.
8. Faux Fur Cross-Legged Stools Set at End of Bed
Primary bedroom features hardwood flooring, a brick accent wall, and a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams. The space also includes an off-white tufted headboard and an area rug with three faux fur cross-legged stools at the end of the bed. Matching side tables have large rectangular mirrors and table lamps. A bank of windows draws in plenty of natural light.
9. Tiffany Blue Area Rug Adds Splash of Color
Primary bedroom features a queen-size bed with matching side tables and benches, plus two club chairs with a table and lamp underneath a bank of windows. The space also includes a Tiffany blue-patterned area rug set over large plank hardwood flooring and a candlestick-mesh chandelier.
10. King Size Bed Faces Linear Fireplace
Primary bedroom features a king-size bed facing a linear fireplace mounted on a shiplap wall, along with a crystal chandelier. The space also includes wallpaper on the accent wall behind the bed, a woven area rug over hardwood flooring, and sliding glass doors leading to an outside waterfront deck.
11. Geometric Chandelier Suspended from Ceiling
Primary bedroom features dark hardwood flooring with an off-white area rug, French doors, and a modern geometric chandelier suspended over the queen-size bed. The space also includes an upholstered chair and matching side tables with lamps.
12. Vertical Wall Sconces Flank Bench Under Window
Primary bedroom features a coffered ceiling, a king-size bed set over a patterned rug, a dark wood dresser, and a velvet window bench lit by elaborate vertical lamp wall sconces.
13. Gray Velvet Tufted Bench Color Matches Upholstered Headboard
Transitional primary bedroom features an oversized gray upholstered panel headboard, bay windows with thick drapery, and wall-to-wall carpeting. The space also includes upholstered chairs and an ottoman with a table in front of the windows. The queen-size bed has matching side tables with lamps and a velvet tufted two-arm bench with bolster pillows.
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14. Candlestick Chandelier Suspended From Tray Ceiling
Primary bedroom features a leather-tufted headboard with an upholstered sofa at the end of the bed. The space also includes a candlestick chandelier suspended from a tray ceiling, dark gray walls, a wood-burning fireplace, a white faux fur armchair, and a black-patterned area rug over beige carpet flooring.
15. Leather Headboard Adds Color to Neutral Color Scheme
Gray transitional primary bedroom features hardwood flooring, wainscoted walls, and an oversized vertically tufted headboard illuminated by an overhead chandelier. A light brown leather headboard in front of the larger headboard adds contrast to the design’s otherwise neutral color scheme. Thick drapes and sheer curtains cover a window while a flat-screen TV is mounted on the wall facing the bed. Below the television, thick pillar candles are arranged along the hearth of a fireplace façade.
16. Full-Height Windows Draw Light into Space
The full-height glass windows of this primary bedroom serve as a bright background for the dark elements of the black-textured wall behind the cushioned headboard of the platform bed. The transitional space also includes modern bedside tables and pendant light fixtures.
17. White Oak Distinguishes Furnishings and Flooring
Primary bedroom features white oak furnishings and hardwood flooring with gray walls and a light gray area rug. The queen-size bed includes an upholstered headboard and matching bench. A rustic ceiling fan is suspended from a white tray ceiling.
18. Headboard Doubles as Wall-Length Nightstand
Black walls contrast with the wooden panels, bed platform and herringbone-patterned hardwood flooring. The space also includes a headboard that doubles as a wall-length nightstand and two pendant fixtures centered on the platforms flanking the bed.
19. Crystal Chandelier Crowns Elegant Design
Elegant primary bedroom features crown molding, a crystal chandelier, dark hardwood flooring, and French doors, with full-height drapes, leading out to a deck area. The gray bed frame, flanked by two dressers with large mirrors, color matches both the tufted bench with bolster pillows and the area rug. Black and white artwork framed on the wall over the headboard blends in with the sophisticated neutral color scheme.
20. Black Marble Wall Features Linear Fireplace
Dark colors are welcome in Transitional designs, as seen in this primary bedroom, which features a black marble wall with a linear fireplace and a light gray area rug on dark gray marble flooring. The wall behind the bed is also marble, but in a slightly lighter shade that brings in brown tones. The white ceiling and headboard are contrasting elements in the black, gray, and brown color scheme. The woven leather and metal lounge chair, accompanied by a circular side table, sets a very high design standard. The room overall is distinctly contemporary with a classically elegant presentation.
21. Icy White Bedroom Shines with Metallic Accents
Icy white bedroom features bedding with ruched, metallic material, a shiny silver upholstered armchair, a cushioned headboard, and a white shag area rug spread over light beige marble flooring. Pendant fixtures are suspended above the nightstands, with the curtains drawn over a full-height window.
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22. Thick Drapes and Curtains Control Light in Space
Thick drapes and sheer curtains work in tandem to control light in this primary bedroom basking in different shades of brown. The space features a queen-size bed with a plush headboard and privacy wall screens that are capable of modulating the light even more if needed. Two nightstand lamps shaped like capsules punctuate the design with their sophisticated presence.