Matching Your Austin Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

Tyler Jorgensen

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Exposed wood in your Austin home can make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Wood floors, classic oak furniture, or exposed wood beams are trademarks of a handcrafted, luxurious house. And to take it even further, you can accentuate the wood in your home with the most stylish Austin wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

The Best Way to Mix and Match Different Wood Tones in Your Home

A misconception about hardwood in home design is that you should 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 pretty difficult to match the exact wood types: your elm floor, mahogany 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 kind of runs together and it doesn’t look very interesting.

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What’s more important is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. That’s what will give your place a great sense of direction without it getting boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain 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 finish to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing across your home.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

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

  • Stick to the same “family” - though you don’t need to use the exact same species of wood, think about which wood types are more formal or casual. Mahogany and cherry tend to be more formal, whereas pine and basswood are closer to casual.

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

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most wood species naturally carry either a warm or cool tone. Make sure your shutter stain choice complements the mood of the room as well as the texture.

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Pick Your Woods in Person

All of this discussion about coordinating styles and grains might seem complex, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Austin shutter experts today by calling 512-549-6077 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.