Matching Your Houston Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

Cory Cryer

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Exposed wood in your Houston home could make it the envy of all your neighbors. Hardwood flooring, mahogany furniture, or exposed beam work are trademarks of a handcrafted, stylish home. And if you want to take it a step further, you can accentuate the wood in your home with the best Houston wood shutters. Sunburst will teach you how.

How to Mix and Match Different Wood Tones in Your Home

A misconception about hardwood in home design is that you need to exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not the best idea for two reasons. The first is because it can be hard to precisely match wood types: your elm floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. The second reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, it all kind of runs together and it doesn’t look very interesting.

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What’s more important is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your home. That’s what will give your home a great sense of style without it getting boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching wood grains is fairly easy. If your hardwood floors are smooth, choose a smooth finish on your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing all through your space.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Trying to match wood tones is a little harder. When picking the color stain of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t have to match the wood species exactly, keep in mind which species of wood are more formal or casual. Cherry and oak are more formal, whereas pine and basswood are all more on the casual side.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furniture to a wood floor is hard because one is directly on top of the other. Your wall is a natural buffer between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you more room to play with varying styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most types of wood naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Make sure your shutter stain choice complements the tone of the room as well as the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about coordinating tones, grains, and wood styles may seem daunting, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your Houston shutter experts today by calling 713-853-9629 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.