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Consider Block Out Curtains – Control Light, Noise and Save Energy

block out curtainsBlock out curtains have three main functions:

  • Block Out Light
  • Reduce Noise
  • Save Energy

Block Out Light

Shift workers and others with poor sleep patterns can suffer health issues due to lack of proper sleep.  Block out curtains block distracting light and provide a great environment for sound sleep.They can reduce up to 99% of the outside light when fully drawn. A great addition to any babies nursery.

Block out curtains also work well for home theatre rooms where a dark environment is desirable for maximum enjoyment.  In rooms where expensive furniture, electronics, books or other items may be harmed from light, block out curtains will provide the crucial protection.

Reduce Noise

Blockout curtains are made fromheavy material and can reduce up to 40% of the noisefrom outside the room.They are an ideal choice for a variety of situations likeoffices, libraries, nurseries and bedrooms. These rooms can greatly benefit from the additional peacefulnessthis type of curtainprovides.  They also offer an added level of privacy during both day and night.

Save Energy

Block out curtains can help retain heat in winter and keep your home cooler in summer by blocking heat and light. 25% of thermal energy is lost through the windows in your home.  Block out curtain willhelp prevent these losses via the glass reducing your greenhouse gasemissions and energy bills.

Rian’s Window Treatments

At Rian’s Window Treatments we have a full range of window treatments that will suit your style, need and budget perfectly. Call us on 9581 5005 for a free home consultation.

How to find the right curtain for your windows?

Bedroom CurtainsWant to beautify your windows? Add curtains. Curtains are beautiful addition to your window and they can make your window look stunning. No expensive renos, tiring makeover – just lovely curtains.

Curtains for you

The best thing about curtains is they come in a variety of style, colour and designs. With the vast option for you, you can always find a curtain that will suit just your budget and taste. The right curtains can make a big difference to your home. You can make a room look bright and airy. You can add darker shade on your space to make a dramatic appearance to your home just by using curtains. You can do almost anything with curtains. Even create a theatre!

Curtain fabric and colours?

When you understand the importance of having the right curtain for the task you need done, then you will have to think about the correct type of fabric and colour.

Colour

  • What kind of look do you want?
  • Do you want your curtain to blend or pop?

You need to decide between the two. For blending, choose a colour that has the same tone as your wall or a few shades darker. For a stand out colour, choose a bold colour that compliments your theme. It will work like an exclamation point which can add that WOW factor.

Fabric

Consider the mood of the room and pick the right curtain for the space. For a casual feel, you can choose linen or lace curtains and for formal space, go for a heavier silk or velvet curtains. When going with patterns or stripes remember to consider what other furnishings or features like bedding will be in the room. If you have patterned bedding or furnishings then choose a solid colour for your curtains. For solid colour bedding then go for patterned curtains.

Create a stunning look, use the right curtains. Play with colour if you like, be a bit daring and create a spectacular feel inside your home.

If you are looking for curtains or need advice, contact Rian’s Window Treatments. We offer a huge range of window treatments, from budget to luxury – including curtains of different kinds, blinds, colonial shutters (internal) and external roller shutters. Ring us now for a free quote.

Getting the right size for your curtains?

Curtains to suit your home available at Rian’s Window TreatmentsWant to change the curtains in your home but not sure where to start? How do you get the right size for your curtains?

Curtains

First, let’s talk about the curtains!

There are so many lovely solutions for your windows and curtains are great. Curtains are a fabulous way to make your windows look more attractive – like you’re dressing up your windows for that special occasion this time; you do it every day with curtains.

Curtains come in a variety of design, style, pattern and colours. You can set the mood of your room and create a specific purpose just by using the right curtains. Want a cheery ambiance inside? Go for curtains with light colour and made from lightweight materials. For a more subdued look, choose calming colours.

With curtains, you can:

  • Block light
  • Reduce noise
  • Create a lovely indoor atmosphere
  • Create a purpose eg heavy dark curtains for a theatre room

Get the right curtain size

Whether you’re shopping for ready to hang curtains or customised curtains, accurate measuring is a must. Curtain width measurements will depend on the length of your curtain track or pole. On the other hand, the curtain length will be determined by where you like your curtain to end. You can have it halfway just covering a small window, you can allow your curtain to touch your floor, or have them just about the skirting board, this depends on you and the purpose of you room. If you are going to choose customised curtains ask the company to do the measurements for you.

How to measure

Don’t trust your eyes. When it comes to your curtains, do it with precision. Measure everything. Use a metal tape measure for better accuracy and get those dimensions right! You can do it by yourself or you can ask a friend or a family member to do the measuring. Remember to measure the top and bottom of your window to make sure they are square; you will be surprised how many windows are not square.

Getting the right size for your curtains

Getting the right size for your curtains will depend of the purpose of your room and the style of curtains you choose. If you are not sure how to do it, you can call in some professionals. Contact Rian’s Window Treatments for your needs. We offer window treatments such as curtains, blinds and shutters. We make sure you get the right measurement and offer free measure and quotes.

What are the benefits of using lined curtains?

lined curtainsLined curtains offer numerous benefits:

  • Sound softening
  • Insulation
  • Energy cost savings
  • Versatility

Sound softening

Lined curtains use soft fabrics to absorb noise in the room and stop sound from reflecting around the hard surfaces like ceilings, walls and floors. They help to soften sound, reduce noise level for a more peaceful room.

Insulation

Lined curtains help in reducing the transfer of heat and cold between the inside and outside of your home through the windows.  Making your rooms cooler in summer and retaining heat in winter.

Energy cost savings

The insulation properties of lined curtains help prevent heat escaping from the home in winter.  In warmer summer months they diminish the loss of cool air when cooling systems are needed within the home.  They help ensure consistency within your home resulting in energy savings and reduced power bills.

Versatility

Lined curtains come in many styles that are suited to a variety of window shapes and sizes.  They offer an attractive appearance that is well suited to any room.

Lined curtains can be made to compliment the fabrics and design of your room. Match your existing décor or add a complimentary style to brighten up your room.

Need curtains?

Rian’s Window Treatments are your curtain specialists and can lead you through the process of choosing your new curtains and make sure that your new curtains meet your exact requirements. Call us on 9581 5005 for a free quote; get the curtains that you will love for many years to come. Rian’s Window Treatments for all your window dressing and more. Call now!

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What kind of curtains keep the cold air out?

sitting_roomEnjoy a snuggly warm winter inside your home by closing your curtains. However not all curtains can shoo away breezy air from entering your home. Here are 3 of the best cold air blockers you can choose from.

3 types of curtains that can block cold air out:

  1. Thick curtains
  2. Insulated curtains
  3. Lined curtains

Thick curtains

Want to stay warm this winter then don’t choose lightweight materials like linen, lace, and sheer cotton as they are loosely woven and allow chilly air to penetrate your rooms. Use thick curtains that are heavyweight, tightly woven textiles like heavy cotton or poly cotton blend or velvet to provide dense barrier against wintry outdoor air. Thick curtains or layered curtains create tighter air space to keep frosty air from entering your house allowing to maintain a cosy indoor temperature.

Insulated curtains

Made with four separate layers, insulated curtains are constructed with a core layer of high density foam to block cold air from coming indoors. Insulated curtains or thermal lined drapes contain vapour barrier coating which can prevent warm air turn cold or escape from your house.

Lined curtains

Lined curtains have two layers, decorative fabric that faces into the room and lining that reflects outside the window. Choose lovely themed curtains to display in your room while blocking cold air out your home. Create the feel you want to convey in your room whether romantic, modern, modern, or retro with cosy lined curtains.

What kind of curtains keep the cold air out?

Thick ones! At Rian’s Window Treatments we have wide range of high quality fabrics for your curtains that come in latest colours perfect to match any interior design. We have everything you need to suit your budget and taste.

For inquiries contact Rian’s Window Treatments 9581 5005. We can combine curtains, drapes and blinds to meet your requirements and save you money on your energy bills.