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Matching Your Honolulu Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Honolulu home could make it the envy of all your neighbors. Wood flooring, cherry wood furniture, or exposed wood beams are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious home. And to take it even further, you can complement the wood in your interior design with the highest quality Honolulu wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

How to Mix and Match Multiple Wood Tones in Your Home

A misconception about using natural wood in home design is that you should match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not a great idea for two reasons. The first is that it can be pretty difficult to exactly match wood types: your engineered wood floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. The second reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, it all 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 home. Doing that will give your space a great sense of flow without it getting boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain is fairly easy. If your hardwood floors are smooth, choose 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 across your home.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Being able to match wood tones is a little harder. When picking the stain of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t have to use the exact same species of wood, remember which wood types are more formal or casual. Mahogany and cherry tend to be a bit more formal, whereas pine, maple, and basswood are closer to casual.

  • The wall is your natural buffer – matching wood furnishings to a wood floor is hard because they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural buffer between the furniture and shutters, giving you wiggle room to experiment with various styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most types of wood naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Go with shutters that go with the mood of the room in addition to the texture.

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Choose 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. Get a free in-home consultation with your Honolulu shutter experts today by calling808-797-2004 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.