Matching Your St. George Wood Shutters With The Wood In Your Home02/05/2018Kasey Udy Natural wood in your St. George home could make it the jewel of your neighborhood. Hardwood floors, teak furniture, or visible wood beams are hallmarks of a handcrafted, luxurious home. And to take it a step further, you can complement the wood in your interior design with the best St. George wood shutters. We’ll show you how. The Best Way to Incorporate Different Wood Types in Your Home A commonly held belief about hardwood in interior design is that you need to exactly match the wood types across your home. That’s not a great idea for a few reasons. The first is that it can be tricky to match the exact wood types: your cherry floor, oak furniture, and teak wood shutters will naturally look different. Another reason is that if all of the wood in your home matches, everything tends to run 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 furnishings. That’s what will give your home a great sense of direction without it getting too “samey”. Coordinating Wood Grains In Your Home Matching the grain is fairly simple. If your hardwood floors are smooth, go with a smooth finish in your wood shutters to match. If your wood floor has texture to it, whether it’s wire-brushed or hand-scraped, a similar finish to your wood shutters keeps that nature-driven style flowing all through your space. Coordinating Wood Tones In Your Home Trying to match wood tones is a little trickier. When deciding on the finish of your wood shutters, keep these things in mind: Try to keep within the same “family” - but you don’t need to perfectly match the species of wood, think about which species of wood are more formal or casual. Oak and mahogany are both a bit more formal, while pine, maple, and basswood are a little more casual. The wall is your natural buffer – matching wood furniture to a wood floor is difficult because one is directly on top of the other. Your wall offers a natural buffer between wood shutters and the rest of your decor, giving you wiggle room to play with different styles. Stay Warm or Stay Cool - Most wood species will be naturally warm or cool in tone. Go with shutters that go with the tone of the room in addition to the texture. Pick Your Woods in Person All of this discussion about matching styles and grains can seem daunting, but seeing the difference in person makes it much easier. Get a free in-home consultation with your St. George shutter experts today by calling 435-485-9332 and we’ll walk you through the steps from start to finish.