Best Of Transitional Design Ideas
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Arteries of your house, connecting space should be given all the awards that are usually given to each room. They not only greet you but also serve to lure you into the room outside. Halls, stairs, landing and corridors of a house have an important role to play and through the framework they form, you will see all the other rooms. Often characterized by average proportions, irregular shapes and lack of light, this area requires careful attention if they want to be a comfortable hideaway. The designer’s first consideration should be the actual structure that encloses the space.
By highlighting every feature that is perfectly proportioned or balanced, you can bring a sense of symmetry to an area that is usually not too messy. Perhaps the floor has an ordinary outline: this can be emphasized by giving the selected floor treatment border with a contrasting color. Alternatively, if the ceiling height is pleasant, interesting cornices or borders can be introduced to increase the line at which the ceiling fills the wall. Brave treatment in a nice window has the same effect. You can disguise unpleasant features by reducing the details or painting them (that is, in the same color as the background).
Transitional Design Ideas
If this area really does not have any redeeming features, you might consider creating a ‘blank canvas’ of the same color on all surfaces and then applying the shallow draw points on the wall (with pictures) or on the floor (with carpet area ) or by introducing loose-fitting furniture. It is important to set a focal point in each area – something pleasing to the eye to rest. It may be a beautifully-enclosed fireplace, a picture that affects impact, a proportional window or a stunning carpet. Whatever it is, make sure it is well positioned and given real star treatment with the help of some seriously designed lighting. When choosing a color scheme for this transitional space, people tend to veer into bland mid-range color and, because sometimes space is limited, strong patterns are avoided.
But the opposite approach often produces the most successful outcomes. A bold patterned carpet, for example, can add extraordinary drama and excitement to a non-characteristic area, and since people generally just pass through the room, there is little danger of exhausting such a powerful statement. Because these spaces collide with each other – the halls leading up to the stairs and stairs then lead to landings and so on – it is important to build a strong relationship between the schemes in each. Laying the same carpet along this connecting area is the best way to give your home a sense of unity. The only limitations to keep in mind are the effects of heavy traffic on the colors of your choice and the possibility of clashes with individual room schemes. When light is restricted, you have two choices: either to fight for light (by using reflective surfaces, light colors and mirrors) or, more unconventionally, to accept darkness and play with it. By painting beautiful areas with beautiful dark colors and incorporating some ingenious lighting effects, you can sometimes produce magical effects. Since there may be little distracting attention to this connecting space, attention to detail becomes very important. Door handles and panels, architraves and cornices, light switches and plate sockets – these all deserve your special attention.