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Matching Your Bluff City Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

February 05, 2018

 Exposed wood in your Bluff City home can make it the best on the block. Natural wood flooring, mahogany furniture, or exposed wood beams are trademarks of a handcrafted, stylish house. And to take it even further, you could match the wood in your home with the most stylish Bluff City wood shutters. Sunburst will teach you how.

The Best Way to Weave Different Wood Types in Your Home

A commonly held belief about using natural wood in decorating is that you need to exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not a great idea for a couple of reasons. The first is that it can be tricky to match the exact wood types: your cherry floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. The second reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, everything kind of runs together and nothing really stands out.

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What’s more important 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 flow without it getting too “samey”.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching wood grains is pretty easy. If your hardwood floors are smooth, choose a smooth finish in your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing all through your space.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Being able to match wood tones can be a little harder. 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 need to perfectly match the species of wood, remember which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak and mahogany are both more formal, whereas maple and pine are a little more casual.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furnishings to a wood floor is a little tricky since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural buffer between the floor and your shutters, giving you more 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 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, grains, and wood styles can seem daunting, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Bluff City shutter experts today by calling276-685-5343 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.