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Matching Your Washington DC Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Exposed wood in your Washington DC home could make it the envy of all your neighbors. Wood flooring, teak furniture, or exposed wood beams are standard in a handcrafted, luxurious homestead. And to take it even further, you should accentuate the wood in your interior design with the most stylish Washington DC wood shutters. Sunburst will teach you how.

The Best Way to Incorporate Multiple Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about using natural wood in home fashion 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 hard to exactly match wood types: your cherry floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. The second 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 try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. Doing that will give your home a great sense of direction without it getting too “samey”.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching wood grains is fairly simple. If your wood flooring is smooth, go with a smooth finish for your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is textured, a similar grain to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing up the wall.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Home

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

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t need to match the wood species exactly, think about which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak and mahogany are both a bit more formal, whereas maple and pine are all more on the casual side.

  • The wall is your natural buffer – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is difficult because 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 play with different 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 mood of the room in addition to the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about coordinating tones, grains, and wood styles can seem complex, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your Washington DC shutter experts today by calling240-339-2588 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.