Matching Your Nashville Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

Stefano Diotaiuti

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Natural wood in your Nashville home could make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Wood flooring, mahogany furniture, or exposed wood beams are trademarks of a handcrafted, luxurious house. And if you want to take it even further, you can complement the wood in your home with the best Nashville wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

How to Incorporate Different Wood Tones in Your Home

A commonly held belief about hardwood in home design is that you need to exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not the best idea for a couple of reasons. The first is that it can be tricky to match the exact wood types: your engineered wood floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. The second reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, everything kind of runs 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 home a great sense of style without it being boring or plain.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain is pretty easy. If your wood flooring is smooth, go with a smooth finish for your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor has texture to it, whether it’s wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar grain to your wood shutters keeps that natural style flowing across your home.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Home

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

  • Stick to the same “family” - but you don’t have to use the exact same species of wood, remember which wood types are more formal or casual. Cherry and oak are rich and formal, while pine and basswood are all more on the casual side.

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furniture to a wood floor is a little tricky because they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural buffer between the furniture and shutters, giving you more room to play with various styles.

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

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Pick Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about matching styles and grains might seem daunting, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Schedule a no-cost in-home consultation with your Nashville shutter experts today by calling 615-236-8530 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.