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Matching Your Cincinnati Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Cincinnati home can make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Natural wood floors, cherry wood furniture, or visible beam work are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious house. And if you want to take it even further, you should complement the wood in your interior design with the highest quality Cincinnati wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

How to Incorporate Multiple Wood Tones in Your Home

A commonly held belief about hardwood in home design is that you should use the same type of wood in every part of your home. That’s not a great idea for a couple of reasons. The first is that it can be pretty difficult to precisely match wood types: your engineered wood floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. The second reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, everything tends to run together and nothing really stands out.

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The more important thing is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your interior. Doing that will give your place a great sense of style without it getting too “samey”.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is fairly straightforward. If your hardwood floors are smooth, choose a smooth finish on your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is textured, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing all through your space.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Design

Being able to match wood tones can be a little more difficult. When choosing the finish of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t need to perfectly match the species of wood, think about which species of wood are more formal or casual. Mahogany and cherry tend to be a bit more formal, while pine and basswood are all more on the casual side.

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is hard because one is directly on top of the other. Your wall is a natural break between the furniture and shutters, giving you wiggle room to play with different styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most woods naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Make sure your shutter stain choice complements 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 styles and grains might seem complex, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Cincinnati shutter experts today by calling513-216-9740 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.