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Matching Your Seattle Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Seattle home could make it the envy of all your neighbors. Hardwood flooring, cherry wood furniture, or visible wood beams are standard in a handcrafted, stylish house. And to take it even further, you can match the wood in your home with the highest quality Seattle wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

The Best Way to Mix and Match Different Wood Tones in Your Home

A commonly held belief about hardwood in home design is that you need to exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not a great 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 will naturally look different. Another reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, everything kind of runs together and nothing really stands out.

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The more important thing is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. Doing that will give your home a great sense of flow without it getting too “samey”.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain is fairly simple. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with a smooth finish for your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor has texture to it, whether it’s wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing up the wall.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Trying to match wood tones can be a little more difficult. When deciding on the stain of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - though you don’t have to match the wood species exactly, think about which species of wood are more formal or casual. Mahogany and cherry tend to be more formal, while pine, maple, and basswood are closer to casual.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furniture to a wood floor is hard since they sit right next to each other. Your wall offers a natural buffer between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you wiggle room to experiment with differing 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 mood of the room as well as the texture.

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Pick Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about matching tones, grains, and wood styles might seem complicated, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your Seattle shutter experts today by calling360-464-2277 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.