Exposed wood in your Cleveland home could make it the envy of all your neighbors. Natural wood flooring, mahogany furniture, or exposed beam work are standard in a handcrafted, stylish house. And if you want to take it a step further, you should accentuate the wood in your interior design with the most stylish Cleveland wood shutters. We’ll show you how.
The Best Way to Mix and Match Multiple Wood Tones in Your Home
A commonly held belief about using natural wood in home fashion is that you need to exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not the best idea for two reasons. The first is that it can be hard to exactly match wood types: your maple 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 runs together and you end up with a kind of boring look.
The more important thing is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your interior. That’s what will give your space a great sense of direction without it getting boring or plain.
Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Design
Matching wood grains is pretty easy. If your wood flooring is smooth, choose a smooth finish in your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor is wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar grain to your wood shutters keeps that natural style flowing across your home.
Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Design
Trying to match wood tones can be a little trickier. When deciding on the color stain of your wood shutters, keep a few things in mind:
Stick to the same “family” - though you don’t need to match the wood species exactly, think about which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all more formal, whereas maple and pine are a little more casual.
Walls are natural buffers – matching wood furnishings to a wood floor is difficult since one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural break between the furniture and shutters, giving you more room to experiment with varying styles.
Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most wood species will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Make sure your shutter stain choice complements the mood of the room as well as the texture.
Pick Your Woods in Person
All of this discussion about coordinating styles and grains might seem daunting, but it all comes together when you see it in person. Get a free in-home consultation with your Cleveland shutter experts
today by calling440-561-6787
and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.