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Matching Your Fort Lauderdale Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Fort Lauderdale home could make it the envy of all your neighbors. Natural wood floors, teak furniture, or visible beam work are trademarks of a handcrafted, luxurious home. And to take it a step further, you could complement the wood in your interior design with the highest quality Fort Lauderdale wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

How to Incorporate Multiple Wood Types in Your Home

A commonly held belief about hardwood in decorating is that you need to use the same type of wood in every part of your home. That’s not a great idea for a few reasons. The first is that it can be pretty difficult 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 kind of runs together and it doesn’t look very interesting.

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What’s more important is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. Doing that will give your space a great sense of style without it getting boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching the grain is fairly simple. If your wood flooring is smooth, choose a smooth finish for your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar grain to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing up the wall.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Design

Attempting to match wood tones is a little trickier. When picking the stain of your wood shutters, keep a few things in mind:

  • Stick to the same “family” - but you don’t need 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 more formal, whereas maple and pine are closer to casual.

  • The wall is your natural buffer – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is a little tricky because one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural buffer between the furniture and shutters, giving you wiggle room to play with various styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most woods naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Go with shutters that go with the tone 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 may seem complicated, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Fort Lauderdale shutter experts today by calling561-440-8535 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.
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