Matching Your Detroit Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

Steve Hill

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Natural wood in your Detroit home can make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Wood flooring, cherry wood furniture, or exposed beam work are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious house. And to take it a step further, you can match the wood in your interior design with the highest quality Detroit 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 fashion is that you need to use the same type of wood in every part of your home. That’s not a great idea for two reasons. The first is that it can be tricky to match the exact wood types: your maple floor, oak 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 kind of runs together and nothing really stands out.

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What’s more important 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 being boring or plain.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain is pretty simple. If your wood flooring is smooth, choose 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 nature-driven style flowing across your home.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Home

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

  • Stick to the same “family” - but you don’t have to perfectly match the species of wood, keep in mind which species of wood are more formal or casual. Mahogany and cherry tend to be rich and formal, whereas pine, maple, and basswood are a little more casual.

  • The wall is your natural buffer – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is a little tricky because they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural buffer between the floor and your shutters, giving you wiggle room to play with varying styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most types of wood will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Choose wood shutters that match the tone of the room as well as the texture.

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Pick Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about coordinating tones, grains, and wood styles may seem complicated, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Get a free in-home consultation with your Detroit shutter experts today by calling 248-429-9294 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.