Matching Your Orlando Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

Todd Hansen

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Natural wood in your Orlando home can make it the envy of all your neighbors. Hardwood floors, teak furniture, or visible wood beams are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious homestead. And if you want to take it a step further, you should match the wood in your home with the most stylish Orlando wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

How to Weave Multiple Wood Tones 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 a great idea for two reasons. The first is because it can be tricky to precisely match wood types: your engineered wood floor, mahogany 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, it all tends to run together and you end up with a kind of boring look.

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What’s more important is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your interior. Doing that will give your place a great sense of style without it being too “samey”.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is fairly easy. 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 nature-driven style flowing all through your space.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Design

Trying to match wood tones can be a little harder. When deciding on the color stain of your wood shutters, keep a few 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. Cherry and oak are rich and formal, while pine, maple, and basswood are a little more casual.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is a little tricky since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural buffer between the furniture and shutters, giving you more room to play with varying styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most types of wood will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Go with shutters that go with the mood of the room as well as the texture.

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Pick Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about matching styles and grains can seem complicated, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Orlando shutter experts today by calling 407-630-7011 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.