Matching Your Salt Lake City Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home

Matt Thelander

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Natural wood in your Salt Lake City home can make it the envy of all your neighbors. Hardwood floors, teak furniture, or exposed beam work are standard in a handcrafted, luxurious homestead. And to take it a step further, you could complement the wood in your interior design with the highest quality Salt Lake City wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

How to Incorporate Multiple Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about using natural wood in interior design is that you need to match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not the best idea for a couple of reasons. The first is that it can be tricky to precisely match wood types: your maple floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. Another reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, it all tends to run together and it doesn’t look very interesting.

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The more important thing is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your furnishings. Doing that will give your space a great sense of flow without it being boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home

Matching the grain is pretty easy. If your hardwood floors are smooth, choose a smooth finish on your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is textured, a similar grain to your wood shutters keeps that natural style flowing across your home.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home

Trying to match wood tones is a little trickier. When choosing the finish of your wood shutters, keep a few things in mind:

  • Stick to the same “family” - but you don’t have to use the exact same species of wood, remember which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all a bit more formal, whereas pine, maple, and basswood are all more on the casual side.

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

  • Decide to Be Warm or Cool - Most types of wood will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Go with shutters that go with the mood of the room in addition to the texture.

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Pick Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about coordinating tones, grains, and wood styles can seem complex, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Get a free in-home consultation with your Salt Lake City shutter experts today by calling 801-515-3598 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.