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Matching Your San Antonio Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Exposed wood in your San Antonio home can make it the best on the block. Wood flooring, mahogany furniture, or visible wood beams are standard in a handcrafted, stylish house. And to take it a step further, you can complement the wood in your interior design with the most stylish San Antonio wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

The Best Way to Incorporate Multiple Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about using natural wood in home design is that you should use the same type of wood in every part of your home. That’s not the best idea for a few reasons. The first is that it can be pretty difficult to precisely match wood types: your maple floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. Another reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, it all tends to run together and nothing really stands out.

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The more important thing is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your home. That’s what will give your place a great sense of direction without it getting too “samey”.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is pretty simple. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with a smooth finish for your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing across your home.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Design

Being able to match wood tones is a little harder. When picking the finish of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Stick to the same “family” - but you don’t have to match the wood species exactly, keep in mind which wood types are more formal or casual. Mahogany and cherry tend to be rich and formal, whereas pine and basswood are all more on the casual side.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is a little tricky since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural break between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you wiggle room to experiment with differing styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most types of wood naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Go with shutters that go with the tone of the room in addition to the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about matching tones, grains, and wood styles may seem daunting, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Schedule a no-cost in-home consultation with your San Antonio shutter experts today by calling210-876-0377 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.