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Matching Your Fort Myers Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Exposed wood in your Fort Myers home can make it the envy of all your neighbors. Natural wood flooring, teak furniture, or visible beam work are standard in a handcrafted, stylish home. And to take it a step further, you could complement the wood in your interior design with the most stylish Fort Myers wood shutters. Let’s find out how.

How to Weave Multiple Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about hardwood in decorating is that you should match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not the best idea for a couple of reasons. The first is because it can be hard to precisely match wood types: your maple 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, everything kind of runs together and you end up with a kind of boring look.

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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 place a great sense of direction without it getting boring or plain.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is pretty simple. If your wood flooring is smooth, go with a smooth finish on your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is textured, a similar grain to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing all through your space.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Design

Being able to match wood tones can be a little trickier. When choosing 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, remember which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all more formal, whereas pine and basswood are a little more casual.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furnishings to a wood floor is hard since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall is a natural buffer between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you more room to experiment with differing styles.

  • Decide to Be Warm or 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 discussion about matching styles and grains can seem complex, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Get a free in-home consultation with your Fort Myers shutter experts today by calling239-208-6577 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.
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