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Bringing the windows of your home 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! With curtains, roller blinds, shutters, Venetian blinds, and pelmets on offer, there's a vast amount of choices in a range of finishes, textures and colour palettes.

For the past eight years, Metricon's interior designers have worked side-by-side with Australian custom window furnishing experts Lovelight to provide unique offerings for our display homes. The team at Lovelight offer a fantastic range of window coverings to suit any style and taste. Here, we show off some of the latest window treatments going up in our display homes and showrooms across Australia.

Sheer bliss

Hugely trending in bedrooms and living areas right now is the ever-enduring S-fold curtain, particularly in organic, textural fabrics like linen.

The look adds a relaxed softness to the room, creating a romantic atmosphere full of dappled light, while providing plenty of privacy. Of course, if this is all too soft and floaty you, a black decorative curtain rod will help to modernise this traditional style of window furnishing and create a bit of edge.

Flexible living

Stylish timber shutters can be a fantastic option for rumpus rooms or any adjoining living rooms when you use them as room dividers along internal walls.

They will allow for privacy and seclusion when you want some time out, while also allowing you to open up the space if you want to let the light in. Dark timbers work well with darker coloured furniture, providing contrast against white or neutral walls.

Mix it up

These days, the best home design is all about functionality and flexibility, providing longevity for homeowners even when their lifestyles or living situations change. With this in mind, you may not be able to settle for one window furnishing and instead choose to layer a combination.

One way to achieve this is by framing curtains with a pelmet and then positioning either translucent or block out roller blinds behind it. That way, whether it's darkness, natural light or privacy you're after, the choice is all yours.

Stay dry

Choose your window furnishings in the bathroom carefully, leaning towards drapery that won't deteriorate if exposed to water or humidity.

Given you want to maximise both privacy and natural light in this room, sheer curtains in natural materials are a popular choice for those with minimalist interior design. If you like your home decor more elaborate, check out roman blinds or plantation shutters for those looking for a Hamptons feel with a water-resistant finish.

Choosing the right design

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.

Then, compare them with your mood board and the swatches of your 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!

For more interior design or style inspiration, head to our blog Home Truths. You can also visit one of our award-winning display homes, and check out our style gallery, where you can save and organise all your favourite Metricon home designs.