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Matching Your Atlanta Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Exposed wood in your Atlanta home can make it the envy of all your neighbors. Natural wood flooring, cherry wood furniture, or visible beam work are trademarks of a handcrafted, luxurious home. And if you want to take it a step further, you should complement the wood in your home with the most stylish Atlanta wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

The Best Way to Weave Different Wood Tones in Your Home

A commonly held belief about hardwood in interior design is that you should exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not a great idea for a few reasons. The first is because it can be hard to match the exact wood types: your maple floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. Another 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 try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. That’s what will give your home a great sense of direction without it being boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is pretty straightforward. If your wood flooring is smooth, choose a smooth finish in your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing across your home.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Design

Attempting to match wood tones is a little more difficult. When deciding on the color stain of your wood shutters, keep a few things in mind:

  • Stick to the same “family” - though you don’t have to perfectly match the species of wood, keep in mind which species of wood are more formal or casual. Mahogany and cherry tend to be rich and formal, whereas maple and pine are closer to casual.

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

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

All of this talk about matching styles and grains might seem daunting, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Atlanta shutter experts today by calling404-962-8517 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.