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Matching Your Charlotte Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Charlotte home can make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Natural wood flooring, teak furniture, or visible wood beams are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious home. And to take it a step further, you should match the wood in your home with the best Charlotte wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

How to Weave Multiple Wood Types in Your Home

A commonly held belief about hardwood in interior design is that you need to match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not a great idea for a couple of reasons. The first is that it can be hard to precisely match wood types: your cherry 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 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 direction without it getting boring or plain.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching the grain is fairly simple. If your wood flooring is smooth, choose a smooth finish on your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is textured, a similar textured grain to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing all through your space.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Design

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

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - though you don’t need to match the wood species exactly, think about which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak and mahogany are both more formal, while maple and pine are closer to casual.

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is difficult 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 more room to play with different styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most wood species naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Choose wood shutters that match the mood 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 can seem complex, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Get a free in-home consultation with your Charlotte shutter experts today by calling980-231-1116 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.