A great way to gradually change from one style of home decorating to another is with transitional décor. Transitional home decorating combines elements of contemporary and traditional home décor.
While several styles of décor are confined to the basic elements of that style, transitional leaves a little room for expression. As two styles are combined, the number of elements incorporated in the design leaves the decorator with much more versatility that decorating in a single style of décor. One of the more popular rooms decorated in this style is the kitchen. A transitional kitchen combines the simplist design of a contemporary kitchen with the warmth associated with traditional home décor.
Kitchens decorated in this style generally feature natural surfaces as countertops. Marble, granite and limestone are all great options for transitional kitchen countertop. Each of these materials agrees with both modern and traditional home décor.
When installing tile or a backsplash in a transitional kitchen, opt for unique or creative designs. There are several kitchen backsplash tile options that would agree with either traditional or contemporary style decorating. The key to creating a “transitional” look is the placement of the tile. Selecting tile that is traditional is acceptable as long as the placement is unique and stylish.
Homeowners that are interested in contemporary home décor but are not enthused about a sudden change should consider this style of décor. Transitional home decorating allows a gradual shift from traditional to contemporary home décor. Tell us about a stylish transitional kitchen you have visited? Or, tell us about another room that you have visited that featured transitional style décor!