If you’ve ever taken a design quiz and found yourself torn between different styles, there’s a good chance your end result put you in one of two camps: eclectic (you like a little bit of everything, with a predilection toward vintage and boho) or transitional, a vague mix of traditional and contemporary that can spark more questions than answers. Like, what does “transitional style” even mean? What am I transitioning between? Where do I find the “transitional” section in a store, and how the heck do I transition my home into said style?! Deep breaths. Here’s exactly what the term means, how it differs from traditional style—and what you should know to nail the look.