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Matching Your Miami Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

February 05, 2018

 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 Mix and Match 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 tricky 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 tends to run together and you end up with a kind of boring look.

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What’s more important is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your home. That’s what will give your place 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 for your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor has texture to it, whether it’s wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar textured grain 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 trickier. 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 use the exact same species of wood, keep in mind which species of wood are more formal or casual. Cherry and oak are more formal, while pine and basswood are all more on the casual side.

  • The wall is your natural buffer – matching wood furniture to a wood floor is hard since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural buffer between the furniture and shutters, giving you wiggle room to experiment with various 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 complex, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Miami shutter experts today by calling305-520-7515 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.