Transitional Design & Decor is kind of new concept in design. It basically combines elements of old and new to create a classic, yet contemporary feel. Some people are drawn to this design without even realizing they are doing it. Lines are often clean, paint colors are usually a little more subdued, but pops of color are not unusual. Often you'll see wood elements combined with metals and glass. There's always a nice mixture of soft and hard, with nice textures, and above all the look stays classy while being comfortable.
Here are some good examples of transitional rooms: