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Matching Your Minneapolis Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Minneapolis home can make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Hardwood flooring, teak furniture, or exposed beam work are standard in a handcrafted, stylish home. And if you want to take it even further, you could accentuate the wood in your interior design with the best Minneapolis wood shutters. Sunburst will teach you how.

The Best Way to Weave Different Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about hardwood in home design is that you should exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not a great idea for a couple of reasons. The first is because it can be tricky to exactly match wood types: your elm floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters are going to naturally vary in tone. The second reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, everything kind of runs together and nothing really stands out.

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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 style without it getting too “samey”.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is fairly easy. 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 finish to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing up the wall.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Design

Trying to match wood tones can be a little more difficult. When choosing the stain of your wood shutters, keep a few things in mind:

  • Stick to the same “family” - though you don’t have to match the wood species exactly, think about which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak and mahogany are both more formal, whereas pine, maple, and basswood are a little more casual.

  • Walls give you white space – matching wood furnishings to wood flooring is a little tricky because one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural buffer between the floor and your shutters, giving you wiggle room to experiment with varying styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most woods will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Go with shutters that go with the tone of the room as well as the texture.

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Pick Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about matching tones and styles can seem complicated, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your Minneapolis shutter experts today by calling952-856-8130 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.
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