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Matching Your Houston Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

February 05, 2018

 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 match the exact 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 interior. 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 simple. 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 textured grain to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing across your home.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Attempting to match wood tones is a little trickier. When choosing 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 a bit more formal, whereas maple and pine 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 the furniture and shutters, giving you more room to play with various styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most types of wood will be naturally warm or cool in 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 once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your Houston shutter experts today by calling713-853-9629 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.