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Matching Your New Brunswick Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood

February 05, 2018

 Exposed wood in your New Brunswick home could make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Natural wood flooring, cherry wood furniture, or visible wood beams are trademarks of a handcrafted, stylish house. And to take it a step further, you could accentuate the wood in your interior design with the most stylish New Brunswick wood shutters. We’ll show you how.

The Best Way to Incorporate Different Wood Types in Your Home

A misconception about hardwood in home design is that you need to match the wood species across all parts of your home. That’s not a great idea for two 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. Another reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, everything tends to run together and you end up with a kind of boring look.

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What’s more important is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your home. Doing that will give your home a great sense of direction without it being too “samey”.

Matching Wood Grains In Your Design

Matching wood grains is pretty easy. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with 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 natural style flowing all through your space.

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Matching Wood Tones In Your Design

Being able to match wood tones is a little more difficult. When picking the stain of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind:

  • Stick to the same “family” - though you don’t have to perfectly match the species of wood, remember which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all rich and formal, while pine, maple, and basswood are all more on the casual side.

  • The wall is your natural buffer – matching wood furniture to wood flooring is difficult because they sit right next to each other. Your wall is a natural break between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you more room to play with different styles.

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

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Pick Your Woods in Person

All of this talk about matching tones and styles may seem complex, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Get a no-cost in-home consultation with your New Brunswick shutter experts today by calling732-301-6168 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.