After buying a brand new home you can begin the exciting process of injecting your personality into the interior. This starts with selecting fixtures, including window furnishings that contribute to the style of the different spaces.

There are many different options available in the Australian market that are worth considering, all of which add a different look and feel throughout the home. These are showcased throughout many of our display homes around the country, and a selection of these are featured in this article.

The stylish timber shutter in the above photograph is used to great effect in the above shot taken in the rumpus room in our Banksia home design (location: Springwood Estate, Gawler East, SA). The dark coloured timber pairs perfectly with darker coloured furnishings, and contrasts nicely with the surrounding white and grey coloured elements.

The above two photographs show timber shutters as room dividers, which bring interest and function to an otherwise featureless space. The location of these blinds allow for extra privacy or alternatively can be used to open up the space and bring extra light into both areas. The top image shows the Emmerson, while the bottom image is taken at the Hayman (location: Springwood Estate, Gawler East, SA).

The bedroom in our Merricks home design (location: Imagine Estate, Strathfieldsaye, VIC) features stylish sheer eyelet curtains, which bring extra light into the room and simultaneously maintain some privacy.

The elegant darker coloured eyelet curtains used in the Phoenix (location: Bluestone Estate, Mt Barker, SA) help to build a sense of ambience and opulence to the front sitting room.

Finally, you can also combine window furnishing elements, as per the above example, where curtains are paired with blinds and a pelmet (cover). Image taken at the Lincoln (location: Blackwood Park Estate, Craigburn Farm, SA).

If you want to make an impact 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.

If you would like more ideas for window furnishings, visit the newly launched website from the team at Lovelight. Find inspiration in the Gallery, and ideas in the Latest News pages. See further inspiration on Instagram at @lovelightblinds.

As you can see 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!