Matching Your San Diego Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

Tyson Williams

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Natural wood in your San Diego home can make it the best on the block. Wood floors, cherry wood furniture, or exposed wood beams are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious homestead. And if you want to take it even further, you should accentuate the wood in your home with the most stylish San Diego wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

How to Incorporate Different Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about hardwood in decorating is that you need to match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not the best idea for a couple of reasons. The first is that it can be pretty difficult to match the exact wood types: your maple floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. Another reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, it all tends to run together and you end up with a kind of boring look.

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The more important thing is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your home. Doing that will give your place a great sense of flow without it getting boring or plain.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is fairly straightforward. If your wood flooring is smooth, choose 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 grain to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing up the wall.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Design

Attempting to match wood tones can be a little trickier. When choosing the stain of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - though you don’t need to match the wood species exactly, keep in mind which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak and mahogany are both a bit more formal, whereas pine and basswood are closer to casual.

  • The wall is your natural buffer – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is hard since they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural buffer between the floor and your shutters, giving you wiggle room to play with varying styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or 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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Pick Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about matching tones, grains, and wood styles may seem complex, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your San Diego shutter experts today by calling 760-405-8887 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.