Monthly Archives: March 2015

Which Blinds Should I Choose For My Home?

Vertical_BlindsBlinds have an incredible impact on the look and feel of your room.  Therefore, it is important to choose carefully when selecting blinds for your home.  There are new products on the market every other day however, there are six main choices of blinds that you can find here in Australia for your new blinds:

  1. Roller
  2. Blackout
  3. Roman
  4. Venetian
  5. Plantation
  6. Light Filtering

RollerBlinds

Rollers blinds are made of a stiff fabric that can be rolled to a tube when not in use. Additionally they are economical, easy to handle and durable. Roller blinds can be opened fully or left partially opened at any level you like.

Blackout Blinds

These are a kind of roller blinds which are coated on the back so that light does not penetrate. Their advantages are similar to those of roller blinds though they have an added advantage of complete privacy, or dark. Blackout blinds are great for children’s nurseries, shift workers and your theater room.

RomanBlinds

Romans are made from soft fabric and when down, they lie flat against the window and gather into pleats when raised.

VenetianBlinds

Venetians have horizontal slats made of plastic or wood, they are suspended with cords so that each slat is rotated together so you have control over privacy and light entering the room. These are easy to install and available in different colours and designs.

Plantation Blinds

These are shutters used on windows in the interior characterised by wide louvers. Although often more expensive than other types of blinds, they are durable and help with in home energy costs.

Light Filtering Blinds

This is made from a mesh and works in the same way as roller blinds. It sits close to the window and remains down to act as a screen allowing light in. They are available in different colours and, contrary to what you might think, the darker they are, the more light they let in.

Which Blinds Should I Choose For My Home?

Well that is the question? As you can see there is a wide range of blinds that can do different things, so when choosing the right type for your place it really depends on your need.

Blinds are  not something that you buy frequently therefore buyers need to think long term and choose quality that will last for many years. Carefully consider your needs and all options available to you.

At Rian’s Window Treatment we make the process easier by helping you, our customers get the correct blinds that meet their needs and preferences the first time.  We are happy to come to your home to discuss your exact needs and try different colours against the colour scheme in your home. We are ready to serve!  We service Mandurah, through to Perth including Rockingham, Baldivis, Safety Beach and surrounds, plus remember we will come to you.

Call Rian’s Window Treatment today to have the blinds that will suit your home and needs, you will be surprised how affordable custom blinds are!

 

What is the difference between drapes and curtains?

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Windows in every room in your home is usually covered with window treatments of some kind. Two of the most popular are curtains and drapes. Both of these functions the same way – to allow you to control over how much sunlight and heat that enters your room, create a feature, dress up your room, or prevent heat from getting out. These curtains and drapes are also beautiful to look at, both add to the décor of the house.

Although most people think drapes and curtains are the same thing, actually they are not, there is a difference. Generally when people talk about curtains they really mean drapes and in today’s language curtains and drapes have really become interchangeable.

Did you ever wonder what’s the difference between drapes and curtains really are? Surprisingly, these two kinds of window treatments are different. Let’s take a closer look.

Drapes

They are fabric that are ornate and use for decoration purposes. Drapes shut out light completely and they are also use to enhance the beauty or the décor of the area. They are called drapes because they can drape the windows completely. Drapes are made from heavy, ornate fabrics that create lines. They don’t sway over a windy condition. For a formal look of a room, there is nothing better than using drapes.

Curtains

Curtains for the Baby roomCurtains are a loose fabric hung from rods over windows. Unlike drapes, curtains are light in fabric and therefore, does not block out light completely. They don’t cover the entire window; they are mostly use in casual and semi casual situations. Curtains are also perfect if you want to create different ambiance inside your room –from cheery and bright atmosphere to that comfortable feeling.

What is the difference between drapes and curtains?

Both drapes and curtains are amazingly beautiful and can serve their purpose perfectly.

What’s in a name, no matter what you your window treatment, you may even want to do a combination of curtains and blinds, the choice is yours.

For all your window treatments, advice and free quotes contact Rian’s Window Treatments. We offer different kinds of treatments for your windows such as drapes and curtains of different colours, pattern and style. Blinds and Shutter too. Ring us now for all your curtain needs.

Decorating Your Home With Curtains

For lovely flooring call Rian’s Window TreatmentsIt’s easy to get confused when it comes to choosing curtains for your windows.  There are so many different styles available!  Remember that the first consideration should be functionality and then think aboutyour style preference and use of the room the curtains are intended for.The choice of curtains will also come down to your personal taste and budget.

Here are some of the common curtain styles:

  • Pinch pleats
  • Eyelet curtains
  • Ripple fold
  • Swags and tails

When decorating your home with curtains, consider the following:

Texture

Texture of the curtains is an important consideration when selecting curtains. The texture can determine the mood of the room. Velvet and heavy silk are a great for formal rooms. For more casual rooms, consider softer fabrics, cottons and billowy linen. The cotton blends and cotton will work well with any décor giving a neat feeling to the room.

Prints and patterns

If the furniture in the room is patterned, stick with curtains that are solid in colour. On the other hand if the furniture is of solid colours, you may want to consider patterned curtains. For energy and style choose neutral prints and small sized patterns work well.

Colour

You will need to decide whether you want the colour of your curtains to pop out or blend with the décor. If are trying to blend in with your curtains then choose colours that have the same tone range as the walls but slightly darker. If you want your curtains to make a statement then choose a bold bright colours or the opposite side of the colour wheel eg yellow against blue, purple against green.

Length of curtains

Floor length curtains will often be the best choice. This helps give your home a more updated look and can help the ceiling appear higher and the room appear a bit larger.  Two approaches that can be used are:

Hitting the floor – This is a tailored and classic look and will be sensible if they are closed and opened often. The fabric of the curtain should just touch the floor.

Breaking at the floor – The curtains extend above the floor by 6 cm (line it with the top of your skirting boards if you have them) and are more stylish than those that graze the floor. Also by not having your curtains touching the floor it is easier to vacuum under them and keep your skirting boards and room clean.

In your children’s bedroom you may choose to have curtains that only cover the windows. Length will be governed by the use of your room.

At Rian’s Window Treatments we are your curtain specialists and can help you through the maze of curtains to get the best curtains and styles for your windows, doors and needs. We would love to help you find your dream curtains at a price that fits your budget.

Phone Rian’s Window Treatments today on 9581 5005 and see your home transformed.

Everything You Need to Know About Finding an Indoor Blind Installer

Rian’s Window Treatments showroomIndoor blinds are a stylish, functional and versatile treatment for your home. They give you, the homeowner privacy from outside, protection from the sun and come in a variety of styles.  Roller blinds, panel blinds, vertical blinds and venetian blinds are all options, depending on your needs.

When shopping for blinds, consider the following things:

  • Durability. As your new blinds will be constantly exposed to UV light and therefore they will need to be made of products that are resilient and sun tolerate
  • Ease of adjustment. Some blinds are adjusted by pulley systems that are mechanical while others are manual.
  • Maintenance. Remember maintenance when considering the type of blinds you will get, are they easy to care for and clean?
  • Light requirements. Are you trying to block out lightfrom the room or let light into the room which the blinds will be installed?
  • Style of blind. The style of blind needs to compliment the interior of your room

Finding an indoor blinds installers

Blind installers have different capabilities and levels of expertise.  Keep in mind that acceptable quality, skills and experience may vary considerably. For you to get the desired results, it is essential that you hire an indoor blind installer whose qualifications match the requirements for your indoor blind installation.

Before starting the search for installers, first have a clear understanding of the work that needs to be completed and the end results you expect. The following selection process outline will make things easier. Your new installer should:

  • The ability to customise the blinds for your needs
  • Offera wide variety of fabrics, styles and accessories for you to choose from
  • Should be locally to ensure the work can be completed quickly and efficiently

Once you find an installer that meets your needs, request a quote that specifies:

  • Detailed description of the blinds that are being installed and the work that needs to be done.
  • When the work will start
  • Completion of project and payment criteria
  • Summary of payment milestones, fees and costs

At Rian’s Window Treatments we can make your new blinds to suit your needs and dress them up or down depending on the style and look you are after. We service Mandurah, through to Perth including Rockingham, Baldivis, Safety Beach and surrounding areas and remember we will come to you.

Call today for a free measure and quote. Custom blinds that fit your home perfectly at an affordable price.