Monthly Archives: November 2015

3 window treatments mistakes you should not make!

window treatmentsSummer is a great time to do some home improvement and installing window treatment is one of them. Window treatment, curtains, blinds, shutters can instantly update the look of your home and redefine your interior design. It is an easy way to jazz up your home at once!

The right window treatments

Installing window treatments might seem an easy thing to do. You just choose a window treatment that suits your taste. It can be a curtain, blinds, drapes, shutters or anything that covers your windows but there are common mistakes to keep in mind. It is important to avoid these mistakes as it can help you save a lot of your time, money and effort.

Here are the lists of mistakes:

  1. Not knowing what you need. You may bump into a window treatment that is on sale and you may feel the need to buy it just for the sake of saving a bit of money. However, ask yourself if you really need it or if it suits your windows. A comprise, is always a comprise and will be remembered long after the price is forgotten.
  2. Choosing the wrong hardware. You will have a hard time installing your window treatment if you choose the wrong type of hardware. If you choose the wrong hardware; not only will it not be able to support the weight of your coverings it may also damage the wall.
  3. Opting to do it yourself installation. Installing the right window treatment may require skills that you don’t have or the time needed to do it right. Often it is best to call in the professionals, who can do the job quickly with the right tools. You can enjoy beautiful and gorgeous window treatment in no time at all, when you hire a professional.

Avoid these mistakes and you can create just the right kind of look you want for your home.

3 window treatments mistakes you should not make!

For your window treatment needs, contact Rian’s Window Treatments. We can help you choose the right window treatments for your home. With years of experience, we provide high quality, durable and stylish window treatments. Contact us today on 9581 5005 to request an in-home consultation for free.

Choosing the right wallpaper design for my home

wallpaperWallpaper is the perfect accessory for any style of room. Not sure where to start?

Here are 5 easy tips on how to choose the ideal wallpaper for your home:

  1. Use the right colour
  2. Play with light
  3. Choose your style
  4. Accent the artistic stripes
  5. Mix and match

Use the right colour

Set the mood in your room with your favourite colour. Pick cool colours such as green, blue or violet to make the space look larger, making tranquil and dramatic ambiance. Want to create to a warm feel to your room?  Go for red, orange or yellow wallpapers. Warm colours make an exciting and amazing feel to your room.

Play with light

Light up your room with light-reflecting wallpapers. Consider wallpaper patterns with smooth surfaces, metallic or iridescent ink patterns to turn your dark room into a great space. Avoid a textured surface as it make a wall look darker, making the room appear smaller than it really is.

Choose your style

Create that elegant look with large-scale patterns or fun feel with small motifs such as polka dots and more. You can use variety of border styles that come from sports scenes to fancy designs to wildlife images create the theme in your room for example in your child’s play room.

Accent the artistic stripes

No need to build an extension for your room to make it look wider or taller. Use vertical pattern like floral design to make the ceiling look higher or horizontal pattern to make a small intimate room look wider.

Mix and match

Wallpaper comes in many different patterns and even some without patterns at all; you can mix and match with two different patterns on each adjacent wall. Just remember to do it in a theme, same pattern different colours,or same colour; try picking up a colour from the pattern and use a plain that has that identical colour to retain the value of your wallpaper.

Choosing the right wallpaper design for my home

We have a use range of ideas for you, call Rian’s Window Treatments and we will help you get the look you are after, even if you are not sure what it is.

Looking for artistic wallpapers?

Or any other type of wallpaper, call us on 9581 5005 for a free inhouse visit to discuss your wallpaper needs. Ring us today for a free quote!

10 things to remember when Buying Curtains

Curtains to add class ask Rian’s Window TreatmentsBuying curtains? Here are some tips to get the best curtains to fit your home.

  1. Consider the room
  2. Determine the purpose
  3. Buy energy efficient curtains
  4. Select the right colour
  5. Never skimp on size
  6. Don’t forget the hardware
  7. Choose the best fabric
  8. Know your weight
  9. Accessorise
  10. Look for tie backs

Consider the room

It is important to choose curtains that will provide your room with the effect that you are looking for. Buy curtains that will allow enough light to brighten up your dim room or darken a theatre or babies room.

Layered curtains look great in living rooms with large windows as they can really set up the décor for your room. For bedroom, avoid using dark coloured curtains as they can make the room look smaller. Use brightly coloured curtains or animated curtains for a child’s bedroom to provide a fun, friendly atmosphere.

Determine the purpose

When thinking about curtains it is important to match them to the purpose of your room. If you are looking for privacy in a front room near the road, lovely lacy curtains just won’t work unless you team them with heavier curtains or a blind. Heavy curtains in a light breezy sunroom probably aren’t your best option either. You can use sheer curtains to brighter a view while maintaining some privacy.

Buy energy efficient curtains

Keep the sun out in summer, while preventing your warm air escaping through your windows winter with heavy lined curtains. Lined curtains reflect the heat from sunlight to prevent your home from heating up in summer and provide great insulation in winter. They can help reduce your reliance on artificial heating and help bring down the cost of your energy bills.

Select the right colour

It is best to use curtains that can complement the overall look of your room. Choose neutral coloured curtains for colourful walls, carpets or furniture with busy patterns. If the room is painted with white, beige or cream walls then go for patterned or colourful curtains to add a wow factor to the room.

Curtains for th Baby roomNever skimp on size

Curtains should be at least double the width of the window for a full effect. Use long curtains for a rich and elegant look in your living room.

When drapes are too short they will look truncated and will ruin the effect you are trying to achieve. When buying curtains check that the length will work for your needs.

Don’t forget the hardware

Curtain rods and finials should “match” the fabric. Heavier drapes such as velvets should be on a large and decorative rods or substantial bracket systems; while light silks and sheers can sit on light-weight and more dainty rods.

Choose the best fabric

Cotton offers versatility and low maintenance. Velvet curtains provide a luxurious appeal and privacy but a bit heavy for some rooms. Sheer curtains are light and fancy but offer a little privacy. Choosing the right fabric for your room will depend on your lifestyle and budget needs; choose wisely!

Know your weight

If you want a totally dim room, use heavier curtains to give you extreme privacy anytime. For living rooms, curtains with thin density or transparent curtains are great to provide brighter look. Heavy curtains work well for more formal settings.

Accessorise

Pelmets, finials and tassels can be the finishing touch to your curtains. For your bedroom think about matching cushions or occasional pillowcases with your curtain fabric to tie in the whole effect.

Look for tie backs

Tie backs are great to hold your curtains open while providing a decorative appeal. Choose tie backs that match with your curtain style for elegant presentation.

10 things to remember when Buying Curtains

Confused, need help?

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