Matching Your Tampa Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood02/05/2018Eric Ramsey Exposed wood in your Tampa home can make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Hardwood floors, cherry wood furniture, or exposed wood beams are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious home. And if you want to take it even further, you should match the wood in your home with the highest quality Tampa wood shutters. Sunburst will teach you how. The Best Way to Mix and Match Multiple Wood Types in Your Home A misconception about using natural wood in interior 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 hard to match the exact wood types: your elm floor, oak 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, everything runs together and it doesn’t look very interesting. 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 flow without it getting too “samey”. Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Design Matching the grain 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 textured, a similar textured grain to your wood shutters keeps that natural style flowing all through your space. Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Design Attempting to match wood tones can be a little trickier. When picking the stain of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind: Try to keep within the same “family” - though you don’t need to perfectly match the 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 hard 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. 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 calling 813-580-7288 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.