Matching Your Dallas Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood02/05/2018Collins Jones Natural wood in your Dallas home can make it the best on the block. Natural wood floors, cherry wood furniture, or exposed beam work are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious house. And if you want to take it a step further, you could complement the wood in your home with the most stylish Dallas wood shutters. We’ll show you how. How to Weave Different Wood Types in Your Home A misconception about using natural wood in interior design is that you should match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not a great idea for a couple of reasons. The first is that it can be tricky to match the exact wood types: your maple 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 tends to run together and you end up with a kind of boring look. The more important thing is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your home. Doing that will give your home a great sense of flow without it being boring or plain. Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Design Matching wood grains is fairly easy. If your hardwood floors are smooth, choose a smooth finish in your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor has texture to it, whether it’s wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing across your home. Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Design Attempting to match wood tones can be a little trickier. When deciding on the stain of your wood shutters, keep a few things in mind: Try to keep within the same “family” - though you don’t have to use the exact same species of wood, remember which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all rich and formal, whereas pine and basswood are all more on the casual side. Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is difficult because they sit right next to each other. Your wall offers a natural buffer between the floor and your shutters, giving you more room to play with differing styles. Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most wood species will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Go with shutters that go with the mood of the room in addition to the texture. Choose Your Woods in Person All of this discussion about coordinating tones and styles might seem daunting, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Get a free in-home consultation with your Dallas shutter experts today by calling 214-301-5066 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.