Matching Your Miami Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

David White

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Exposed wood in your Miami home could make it the best on the block. Hardwood flooring, mahogany furniture, or visible wood beams are trademarks of a handcrafted, stylish home. And to take it even further, you should match the wood in your interior design with the best Miami wood shutters. Sunburst will teach you how.

How to Incorporate Different Wood Tones in Your Home

A commonly held belief about using natural wood in home design is that you should exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not a great idea for two reasons. The first is that it can be hard to precisely match wood types: your maple floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. The second reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, it all kind of runs together and you end up with a kind of boring look.

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The more important thing is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your home. That’s what will give your space a great sense of style without it getting boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain is fairly 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 finish to your wood shutters keeps that natural style flowing across your home.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Trying to match wood tones is a little harder. When deciding on the finish of your wood shutters, keep a few things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - though you don’t need to perfectly match the species of wood, keep in mind which species of wood are more formal or casual. Cherry and oak are a bit more formal, while maple and pine are all more on the casual side.

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furniture to a wood floor is difficult since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural buffer between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you wiggle room to experiment with varying styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most wood species naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Choose wood shutters that match the tone of the room as well as the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about coordinating styles and grains might seem complicated, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Miami shutter experts today by calling 305-520-7515 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.