A simple but well-arranged transitional dining room can really improve the look of your house without you having to spend a fortune. Whereas a lot of homeowners believe that home improvement projects are costly, it’s not always the case. If you know how to do the mix-and-match well, you can create a comfy and visually pleasant living space – and without hurting the wallet.
Transitional design is about combining two different styles, such as mixing the traditional and modern styles. Naturally, you have to do it in a careful manner. It’s better to keep everything simple than doing everything extravagantly, but it ends up in a cheesy way. So, what are the transitional room elements that you need to understand – and how to manage everything in a perfect balance and harmonious way?
Try Transitional Dining Table
Be sure to choose a dining table that isn’t only durable, but also timeless. It would be better if you can choose a simple one without too many details or intricate decorations. After all, a gorgeous and beautiful table would be the center of your transitional dining room. It doesn’t matter whether you choose a table for two or fifteen. Go with the classic one – especially with the design that represents your characteristics. Some homeowners may go for the coastal type, while others love the rustic one. What about a multifunctional table? That’s okay, as long as it is sturdy and durable. Just be sure to have enough space between the furniture, especially if you have armoires, chests, or sideboards. You don’t want to be seated in a cramped and tight space while trying to enjoy your meal.
Remember that transitional style is about combining two different styles? Then you should think about the table and the chairs. Try to combine two different aspects – if the table is modern, then the chairs should be traditional and classic. If the table is classic and traditional, then the chairs should be modern. In this example, the table is modern with glass top. And look how matching and good-looking the room looks with the wooden chairs. If you have a lot of family members or you often have a lot of people to entertain, it is a good idea to add benches to the setting. It’s up to you to choose benches with similar style to the chairs or completely the opposite. As long as they match up well. They can be great elements in the transitional dining room design.
Transitional Kitchen Tables
Just because the table would be the center of attention in transitional dining room. It doesn’t mean that you need to go overboard or overdo the design. In fact, you can keep everything simple with very minimal decorations and accessories. In this example picture, we see that the table is classic, traditional, and yet so polished and sleek at the same time. This type of table will be just perfect for all kinds of seats – as shown in the image. we can have chairs and benches – or whatever style that meets your preference. You don’t even have to choose chairs with similar hues or shades – feel free to choose those with contrast shades. Don’t be afraid to have two completely different styles or looks – the final result may blow your mind away.
Transitional Lighting Dining Room Arrangement
Lighting is another crucial element to consider in managing and designing the transitional dining room. You’d be surprised to know that a seemingly simple item can change the entire vibe and ambiance of a room.
In most home improvement projects, the designer would generally pair up the stylish dining table with chandeliers. Why chandeliers? They can provide enough light to many of the major important spots while being able to show off the room altogether. That’s why statement chandeliers are quite popular for transitional designs, especially in kitchens and transitional dining room. But if you aren’t into chandeliers so much, there is no need to fret or worry. You can still use smaller statement lights to decorate the room. Sometimes designers may choose two or three smaller lights (with similar designs) on the dining room – simply to make them the visual focal point of the room. In short, if you have appealing lights, you can rest assured that it will affect the overall look of the dining room.
If you have enough space, you should consider having a sideboard or a buffet table. They are great for storage – and they can actually help for smaller (dining) tables. A sideboard allows you to keep your wine bottles or food, enabling your table to accommodate important utensils, like glasses and plates. To improve the look of the room, the top side of the sideboard can be used as a display area – showing off your vintage collections or books or even recipe books. After all, who says transitional dining room has to be boring and bland?
Transitional Dining Room Art
If you want to create a visually appealing effect for your transitional dining room. You should consider adding some smaller artworks or a piece of an oversized artwork to make the room looks ‘wow’. Feel free to choose whatever design or art that you want, but an abstract wall art or landscape painting can really make the room look bigger. A wall art is relatively easy to manage, especially as seasons go by. Not to mention that the wall art is easy on the eyes. If you don’t have any painting, you can display your image collections within one frame. It would be cool and unique! But make sure to choose bright colors – not the gloomy or too dark ones. You want to add a visual interest or point into the room – and not make it gloomy or dark.
These elements are important in making your dining room look timeless and aesthetically appealing. Although you need to manage the style carefully, you also need to brave enough to combine completely different looks and styles. Just make sure that all the elements are complimenting one another so your dining room would be simple and yet gorgeous.