Matching Your Cleveland Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home02/05/2018Nate Gromen 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 home. And if you want to take it a step further, you should match the wood in your interior design with the most stylish Cleveland wood shutters. We’ll show you how. The Best Way to Incorporate 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 it doesn’t look very interesting. The more important thing is to try to coordinate the tone and the grain of the wood in your home. That’s what will give your place 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 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 Attempting to match wood tones can be a little harder. 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, remember which wood types are more formal or casual. Oak, cherry, and mahogany are all a bit more formal, whereas maple and pine are closer to 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 various styles. Stay Warm or Stay 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 as well as the texture. Pick Your Woods in Person All of this discussion about coordinating tones and styles can 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 calling 440-561-6787 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.