Let's talk about what Transitional style is, why you need it & how to achieve it. Read on, reader!
Keeping in mind design definitions are a moving target - today, the Transitional style is known by it's combination of curated pieces, intentional placement, and balanced color palette and textures.
Farmhouse plays well with this style because it's decor items tend to be stripped down version of things that were once used for making, fixing, or doing before technology did it all for us.
Think of old boat ores - once used for rowing, now used for wall decor. The Farmhouse style is so loved because it evokes sentimental emotions that are perhaps subconsciously taken in - usually reminding us of simpler times.
Nowadays you may notice the Farmhouse style becoming a bit more simplified and streamlined. What you're noticing is: Transitional making it's way to the stage, as it usually does, in order to prevent a space from being too strict in style.
Why You Need It
Having a well-balanced space isn't the only benefit of a Transitional style. You will find yourself saving money as you will have little to no desire to completely redecorate. This is because you don't have extremely trendy items that have a rather short "shelf life" in the design world.
TIP: So next time you're shopping furniture and decor - ask yourself if it passes the 'Transitional Test' below:
1. Is it iconic or playful? Stay away from anything too playful.
2. Does it have clean lines or is it fussy? Fussy usually entails an abundance of detail.
3. Is it similar to the main pieces already in the room? You want to complement, not compete when it comes to making new additions.