Bringing your windows to life

After buying a new home, the exciting process of adding personality to the interior begins. Lighting, furniture, decorative elements, and the icing on the cake: window furnishings! The selection is wide: curtains, roller blinds, shutters, Venetian blinds, and pelmets…in a range of finishes textures and colours.

Creative teams from Lovelight and Metricon have designed a number of look and feel options to suit any style and taste. This article features some of these options that can be viewed in display homes around the country.

 banksia sa

The stylish timber shutter in the above photograph is used to great effect in the above shot taken in the rumpus room in Metricon's Banksia home. The dark coloured timber pairs perfectly with darker coloured furnishings, and contrasts nicely with the surrounding white and grey coloured elements.


hayman sa 2

The above two photographs show timber shutters used as room dividers, which bring interest and function to an otherwise featureless space. The location allows for extra privacy or alternatively can be used to open up the space and bring extra light into both areas. Images show Emmerson and Hayman home designs, respectively.

 merricks 38 bendigo

The bedroom in this Merricks home features stylish sheer eyelet curtains, which bring extra light into the room and simultaneously maintain some privacy.

 phoenix sa

The elegant darker coloured eyelet curtains used in this Phoenix home lend a sense of ambience and opulence to the front sitting room.

 lincoln sa

A combination of window furnishings, such as curtains, a translucent roller blind and pelmet shown here in Lincoln home, add extra depth to the overall design of a room.

If you are looking to create a well-considered design with your window furnishings, be sure to consider all materials, colours and textures of available products, and to compare with your moodboard or swatches for other internal fittings. There are endless options available when it comes to decorating the windows of your home – you just need to decide whether it's curtains or blinds…or both!

If you would like more ideas for window furnishings set in beautiful interior spaces, visit Metricon's website and Instagram account (@metriconhomes).

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