Monthly Archives: August 2015

3 great reasons to choose light curtain fabric

light curtainWhen choosing curtains for your home, you should choose a fabric that is:

  • Suitable to the style of your home
  • Goes well with your furniture
  • Fits with your room’s colour scheme

While some rooms may look better with heavy type of curtains, some look lovely with light, flowing curtains. Think about the purpose of your room.

Light curtain fabric

There are many types of curtain fabrics that are light, flowing and delicate to touch. These fabrics come in a variety of weaves, designs and patterns and include:

  • Silk
  • Linen
  • Polyester
  • Viscose
  • Cotton and cotton blends

Light curtain fabric is flowing, soft to touch and eye catching. They complete the overall style of your home.  The advantages of choosing light curtain fabrics are:

  • Allowing light in
  • Maintenance
  • Flow and drape

Light allowance

Light curtains are popular because they allow light to enter the room and help create a softer atmosphere.

Light curtain fabrics can be lined with other similar light fabrics to reduce the amount of light entering your room – perfect if you don’t like too much light on certain occasions. Lined curtains will have better thermal properties especially in winter. Light fabric curtains can be teamed with a blind to keep that gorgeous flowing effect of the curtain and then pull the blind down in winter to keep the warm air in. Use the blind in summer to stop the hot air entering your room and enjoy the sea breeze playing in your curtains in the evening.

Maintenance

They are very easy to wipe clean. If further cleaning is required, they can be easily taken down and washed. Light curtains will dry quickly on your washing line and then you can rehang them.

Flow and drape

Want an elegant flowing effect for your home? Light curtain fabrics can give you just that. They are perfect if you have long windows or you wish to make your windows appear larger than they actual are.

Light curtain fabrics are available in a variety of designs, patterns and colours to suit your individual needs. You will find curtains that will make your home look beautiful.

Contact Rian’s Window Treatments located in Mandurah to discuss your curtain needs. We have a large range of curtains made from different types of fabric. We also offer blinds, shutters and wallpapers and can match cushions and a bedspread to your curtains to complete the look of your room. Ring Rian’s Window Treatments now at  9581 5005 for a free quote, to make an inhouse consultants appointment and see our latest products and designs.

How to install wallpaper in your home?

Harlequin wallpaperNo budget for installation? You can install wallpaper yourself by following these handy steps:

  1. Prepare the wall surface
  2. Measure the space where the wallpaper will be installed
  3. Arrange wallpaper strips
  4. Apply wallpaper glue
  5. Set up the seams correctly
  6. Clean your work

Prepare the wall surface

Use paint fillers to fill any cracks or depressions in the wall and then sandpaper all surfaces to remove any blemishes. Apply an acrylic primer or prep coat on the surface and let it dry completely. While it dries, cover a long worktable with a clean plastic painter’s tarp or use the floor. Make sure your hands are clean too.

Measure the space where the wallpaper will be installed

Carefully measure the wall and mark the starting point, both the length and width, for hanging the first strip of wallpaper.

Arrange wallpaper strips

Cut vertical strips of wallpaper 10 centimetres longer than the wall height and also allow extra for matching the pattern, the excess can be trimmed at a later time. Place the wallpaper strips on the floor side by side to match the pattern lines correctly. Tape them together to secure the pattern.

Use a cutting mat, under the wallpaper when marking or cutting wallpaper to avoid scratches and cut marks on the floor or table.

Apply wallpaper glue

Sanderson WallpaperFill the paint roller tray with premixed clear wallpaper glue.  Apply the glue evenly to the back of the wallpaper with small paint roller. If you got have purchased pre-glued wallpaper then it can simply be dampened as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Set up the seams correctly

Smooth each strip of wallpaper onto the wall from the center using a plastic smoother. Ensure the wallpaper is flush to the wall surface by pushing any bubbles out toward the borders.  For safety purposes use a stepladder and have someone hold the other end  so you can safely work from top to down. The seams should line against one another and lie flat and not overlap.

Clean your work

Wash the excess glue with a damp sponge while smoothing the wallpaper this will ensure an elegant look in your room.

How to install wallpaper in your home?

Simply follow the 6 easy steps for a perfect finish!  Still not ready to handle the wallpaper on your own?

Contact Rian’s Window Treatments on 9581 5005 to discuss your needs. We have the best wallpaper solutions for you.

DIY: How To Be Dazzle Your Blinds With A Bit Of Bling!

roller blindsIt’s no surprise how blinds can give your home an instant facelift. They give your room a dramatic view enhancing both your décor and your interior design. The right blinds or curtains can make your windows the focal point of your home.

Decorating your blinds

When decorating your home with blinds, your options can be wide. Blinds come in different colour, some are patterned, some are crisp and simple; they are also made from different materials. This gives you a chance to right the right blind that will suit your home perfectly. There are also blinds designed especially for:

  • Blocking lights
  • Reducing noise
  • Insulation purposes

Blinds offer different purposes but they all share the same thing – they are used to dress up your windows and enhance your interior.

Roller BlindsDid you know that you can decorate your blinds to add that extra special touch?

Add some bling and make a real statement!

You can do just that by using studs. How to be dazzle your blinds with studs?

  1. Take your blinds down.
  2. You can purchase studs of your choice. Studs can be found in different colours – choose a colour that will complement your blind really well.
  3. Measure and mark the edges of your blinds. After measuring, you can attach the studs on the edges. You can glue them on, sew them or use decorative nailheads for easy attachment. Decorative nailheads look like studs but much easier to use and they stay permanently.
  4. When done, your blinds are now ready for hanging!

Stand back and admire your work. Now you have blinds that dazzle!

Need blinds? Whether you’re looking for blinds, curtains or drapes for your windows, contact Rian’s Window Treatments. We offer different types of window treatments suitable for your exact needs. Plus we can even add bling to your blinds for you. Ring us now for free quotes.