Matching Your Kingsport Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

Jacob Hayes

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Exposed wood in your Kingsport home can make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Wood flooring, mahogany furniture, or exposed wood beams are trademarks of a handcrafted, stylish home. And to take it even further, you can match the wood in your home with the most stylish Kingsport 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 precisely match wood types: your engineered wood 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 tends to run together and nothing really stands out.

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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 place a great sense of direction without it getting too “samey”.

Coordinating 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 is textured, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that natural 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 use the exact same species of wood, remember which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak and mahogany are both a bit 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 Kingsport shutter experts today by calling 276-685-5343 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.