Matching Your Jacksonville Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

Trevis Bruce

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Exposed wood in your Jacksonville home can make it the best on the block. Hardwood floors, classic oak furniture, or exposed beam work are standard in a handcrafted, stylish house. And to take it a step further, you can match the wood in your home with the highest quality Jacksonville wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

The Best Way to Incorporate Multiple Wood Tones in Your Home

A commonly held belief about hardwood in home fashion is that you should use the same type of wood in every part of your home. That’s not the best idea for a couple of reasons. The first is that it can be hard to match the exact wood types: your elm floor, mahogany furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. The second reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, everything tends to run together and nothing really stands out.

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What’s more important is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. Doing that will give your home a great sense of direction without it being boring or plain.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching wood grains is pretty straightforward. If your hardwood floors are smooth, choose a smooth finish in your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar grain to your wood shutters keeps that natural style flowing up the wall.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Home

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

  • Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t need to use the exact same species of wood, think about which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all more formal, whereas maple and pine are all more on the casual side.

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is a little tricky since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall is a natural break between the floor and your shutters, giving you more room to experiment with different 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 in addition to the texture.

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Choose Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about matching styles and grains might seem complex, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Jacksonville shutter experts today by calling 904-289-1663 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.