Matching Your Oklahoma City Wood Shutters With Your Existing Wood02/05/2018Tyler Jorgensen Natural wood in your Oklahoma City home could make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Wood flooring, cherry wood furniture, or exposed wood beams are standard in a handcrafted, stylish homestead. And if you want to take it even further, you could complement the wood in your interior design with the highest quality Oklahoma City wood shutters. We’ll show you how. The Best Way to Mix and Match 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 because it can be pretty difficult to precisely 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 all of the wood in your home matches, it all kind of runs together and nothing really stands out. The more important thing is to match the tone and the grain of the wood in your interior. That’s what will give your space a great sense of flow without it getting boring or plain. Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home Matching the grain is fairly 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 textured grain to your wood shutters keeps that exposed rustic style flowing across your home. Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home Attempting to match wood tones can be a little more difficult. When choosing the stain of your wood shutters, keep a few things in mind: Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t have to perfectly match the species of wood, keep in mind which wood types are more formal or casual. Mahogany and cherry tend to be rich and formal, whereas pine, maple, and basswood are all more on the casual side. The wall is your natural buffer – matching wood furnishings to a wood floor is difficult because one is directly on top of the other. Your wall is a natural buffer between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you more room to experiment with various styles. Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most types of wood will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Choose wood shutters that match the tone of the room in addition to the texture. Choose Your Woods in Person All of this discussion about matching tones and styles might seem complex, but once you see it in action it will probably make a lot more sense. Schedule a free in-home consultation with your Oklahoma City shutter experts today by calling 405-300-4664 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.