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Matching Your San Diego Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your San Diego home can make it the best on the block. Natural wood floors, cherry wood furniture, or exposed wood beams are standard in 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. We’ll show you how.

How to Mix and Match Different Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about hardwood in interior design 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 precisely match 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 it doesn’t look very interesting.

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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 direction 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 natural style flowing up the wall.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Design

Attempting to match wood tones can be a little harder. When picking 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 difficult 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 wood species 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 seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your San Diego shutter experts today by calling760-405-8887 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.
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