Matching Your Sacramento Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

Curtis Orton

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Exposed wood in your Sacramento home could make it the envy of all your neighbors. Hardwood floors, cherry wood furniture, or visible beam work are trademarks of a handcrafted, stylish home. And if you want to take it even further, you should match the wood in your interior design with the highest quality Sacramento wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

The Best Way to Weave Multiple Wood Tones in Your Home

A misconception about hardwood in home design is that you need to match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not a great idea for a couple of reasons. The first is because it can be tricky to precisely match wood types: your maple floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. Another reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, everything 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. That’s what will give your space a great sense of style without it being boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain is pretty easy. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with 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 across your home.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Trying to match wood tones is a little trickier. When deciding on the stain of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t have to perfectly match the species of wood, keep in mind which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all more formal, whereas maple and pine are all more on the casual side.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is hard since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall is a natural buffer between the furniture and shutters, giving you more room to play with various styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most woods will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Make sure your shutter stain choice complements the mood of the room in addition to the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about coordinating tones, grains, and wood styles might seem complicated, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Sacramento shutter experts today by calling 916-250-0758 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.