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Matching Your Tampa Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Tampa home can make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Hardwood floors, cherry wood furniture, or exposed wood beams are standard in a handcrafted, luxurious house. And if you want to take it even further, you should match the wood in your home with the most stylish Tampa wood shutters. Sunburst will teach you how.

The Best Way to Incorporate Multiple Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about hardwood 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 hard to precisely match wood types: your elm floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. Another reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, 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 interior. That’s what will give your place a great sense of style without it getting too “samey”.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is fairly simple. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with 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 Design

Trying to match wood tones can be a little harder. When choosing the finish of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

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

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is difficult since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural break between the floor and your shutters, giving you wiggle room to play with differing styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most wood species will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Make sure your shutter stain choice complements the tone of the room in addition to the texture.

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Pick Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about matching tones and styles may seem daunting, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Get a free in-home consultation with your Tampa shutter experts today by calling813-580-7288 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.