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Matching Your Virginia Beach Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Natural wood in your Virginia Beach home can make it the best on the block. Natural wood flooring, mahogany furniture, or visible beam work are trademarks of a handcrafted, stylish home. And to take it even further, you should complement the wood in your interior design with the best Virginia Beach wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

How to Incorporate Multiple Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about using natural wood in decorating is that you should match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not the best idea for a couple of reasons. The first is because it can be pretty difficult to precisely match wood types: your engineered wood floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. Another reason is that if you match all the wood in your home, 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 space a great sense of direction without it being boring or plain.

Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is pretty easy. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with a smooth finish on your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is textured, a similar grain to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing across your home.

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Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Design

Attempting to match wood tones is a little more difficult. When deciding on the finish of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

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

  • Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is hard because one is directly on top of the other. Your wall is a natural break between the floor and your shutters, giving you wiggle room to play with various styles.

  • Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most woods naturally carry either a warm or cool 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 coordinating styles and grains may seem complicated, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Schedule a no-cost in-home consultation with your Virginia Beach shutter experts today by calling757-210-6448 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.