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Matching Your Clearwater Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Clearwater home can make it the best on the block. Natural wood flooring, teak 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 most stylish Clearwater wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

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

A commonly held belief about using natural wood in interior design is that you should exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not a great idea for a few reasons. The first is that it can be pretty difficult to exactly match wood types: your maple floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. The second reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, everything kind of runs 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 furnishings. Doing that will give your space a great sense of direction without it getting too “samey”.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching wood grains is pretty simple. If your hardwood floors are smooth, choose a smooth finish in 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 exposed rustic style flowing up the wall.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Home

Being able to match wood tones can be a little more difficult. When deciding on the finish of your wood shutters, keep a few things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t have to use the exact same species of wood, keep in mind which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all a bit more formal, while pine and basswood are closer to casual.

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is difficult since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall is a natural break between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you wiggle room to play with different styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most woods will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Go with shutters that go with the tone of the room in addition to the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about coordinating tones and styles can seem daunting, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your Clearwater shutter experts today by calling813-580-7288 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.
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