Matching Your San Antonio Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

Tyler Jorgensen

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Exposed wood in your San Antonio home can make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Wood flooring, mahogany furniture, or visible wood beams are standard in a handcrafted, stylish house. And to take it a step further, you could 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 hardwood 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 match the exact wood types: your maple floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. Another reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, it all kind of runs 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 flow without it getting too “samey”.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is pretty easy. 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 textured grain to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing all through your space.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Design

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

  • Try to keep within 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. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all rich and formal, whereas pine, maple, 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 buffer between the furniture and shutters, giving you wiggle room to experiment with differing styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most wood species 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 seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your San Antonio shutter experts today by calling 210-876-0377 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.