Transitional area rugs blend the elaborate patterns of traditional rugs with the bright colors and abstract patterns of contemporary rugs. The blending of the two schools gives home decorators more freedom to decorate with the softer geometrics or floral patterns. Transitional rugs also tend towards neutral tones and subdued colors, making them an easy to work with when furnishing a room. These rugs also make great choices when replacing an old rug and pairs well with modern and traditional home decor. Aspiring home decorators will appreciate the flexibility of transitional area rugs as they experiment with their developing sense of style.