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Matching Your Denver Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

February 05, 2018

 Exposed wood in your Denver home can make it the envy of all your neighbors. Wood floors, teak furniture, or exposed wood beams are trademarks of a handcrafted, stylish homestead. And to take it a step further, you can accentuate the wood in your interior design with the best Denver 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 decorating is that you need to exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not the best idea for a few reasons. The first is because it can be pretty difficult to match the exact wood types: your elm floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. The second reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, everything runs together and it doesn’t look very interesting.

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The more important thing is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. That’s what will give your home a great sense of flow without it getting too “samey”.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching wood grains is pretty straightforward. If your wood flooring is smooth, go with a smooth finish on your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing all through your space.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

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

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - though you don’t have to use the exact same species of wood, keep in mind which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all a bit more formal, whereas maple and pine are all more on the casual side.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is difficult because they sit right next to each other. Your wall offers a natural break between the furniture and shutters, giving you more room to play with differing styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most wood species 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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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about coordinating styles and grains may seem complex, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Denver shutter experts today by calling720-538-0182 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.