Matching Your San Jose Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

Curtis Orton

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Natural wood in your San Jose home can make it the best on the block. Hardwood flooring, classic oak furniture, or exposed beam work are trademarks of a handcrafted, luxurious home. And if you want to take it a step further, you can complement the wood in your interior design with the most stylish San Jose wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

How to Weave Different Wood Tones in Your Home

A commonly held belief about using natural wood in home fashion is that you need to match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not the best idea for two reasons. The first is because it can be tricky to precisely match wood types: your cherry 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, everything runs together and you end up with a kind of boring look.

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The more important thing is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your interior. That’s what will give your place a great sense of direction without it being too “samey”.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain is fairly straightforward. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with a smooth finish for your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor has texture to it, whether it’s wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar textured grain to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing all through your space.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Being able to match wood tones can be a little harder. When deciding on the stain of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - though you don’t need to perfectly match the species of wood, think about which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all more formal, whereas pine, maple, and basswood are closer to casual.

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furnishings to a wood floor is difficult because they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural break between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you more room to experiment with various styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most wood species naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Choose wood shutters that match the tone of the room in addition to the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about matching tones, grains, and wood styles can seem daunting, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your San Jose shutter experts today by calling 916-542-1305 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.