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Matching Your Hartford Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Hartford home can make it the envy of all your neighbors. Wood floors, teak furniture, or exposed beam work are standard in a handcrafted, stylish homestead. And if you want to take it a step further, you could complement the wood in your interior design with the highest quality Hartford wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

The Best Way to Incorporate Multiple Wood Tones in Your Home

A misconception about using natural wood in home design is that you should exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not the best idea for a couple of reasons. The first is because it can be hard to exactly match 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, it all tends to run 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. Doing that will give your space a great sense of style without it getting too “samey”.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching wood grains is fairly straightforward. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with a smooth finish in your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor has texture to it, whether it’s wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that natural style flowing up the wall.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Attempting to match wood tones is a little harder. When deciding on the finish of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t need to match the wood species exactly, think about which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak and mahogany are both a bit more formal, whereas pine and basswood are closer to casual.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is a little tricky since they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural buffer between the floor and your shutters, giving you more room to experiment with varying styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most woods naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Choose wood shutters that match the mood of the room as well as the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about matching styles and grains may seem complex, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Get a free in-home consultation with your Hartford shutter experts today by calling860-266-5459 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.