Monthly Archives: May 2016

Is it good for curtains to touch the floor?

curtains by RiansCurtains are an important part of a room’s décor. They provide that final ‘lived in’ touch and frame the windows. They also create privacy, provide an extra measure of security and play a major role in regulating the environment inside a room.

Are long curtains good?

Different people have different tastes and needs. Some may like shorter curtains while others love their curtains to be long and some prefer their curtains to kiss the ground. However, is it good for your curtains to touch the floor?

The answer depends on your current situation. A curtain touching your floor is workable when:

  • You have longer windows and ceilings. It would be odd to use shorter curtains, right? They wouldn’t cover your windows and would simply look out of place. A longer curtain can make your home appear classy and stylish at the same time.
  • You don’t have pets at home. Pets love hiding in and/or climbing curtains. It may be cute but it damages the curtains.
  • You don’t have any problems vacuuming your floor. Curtains that touch the ground tend to gather a lot of dust, so frequent cleaning for the curtains and floor is necessary.

Shrinking fabric

When buying your curtains be careful to take note of the fabric they are made out of. Some curtains will have a tendency to shrink when they are washed, so make an allowance for this when purchasing. Short curtains will become even shorter, while longer curtains may give you more of a leeway when it comes to shrinking.

Is it good for curtains to touch the floor?

Not sure about your curtain length? Contact Rian’s Window Treatments for your needs and we can give you free advice. Our in house consultant can visit your home and check your space, so we can give more specialised advice and a free quote as well!

How to choose the right shutter for your home?

Wood Look Colonial ShuttersBefore double paned windows and air conditioners, we would block the sun’s heat and let cold air in with window shutters. They can be kept open all day long and let you enjoy the fresh air while keeping the bugs at bay. The timeless look, appeal and functionality of shutters make them a popular choice for most homeowners.

Choosing window shutters

Window shutters are a great addition to any home. They don’t just help keep out the sun but can also add depth, visual appeal and colour to your home. Whether you want a shutter that is functional or decorative, there are a lot of options to choose from.

Choose the right colour

When choosing shutters for your home, it’s important to choose a colour that goes well with your home. Lighter coloured shutters will stand out against a dark coloured wall and the complementing colours will blend in.

Shape master!

Think about the shape of your shutter – it has to complement your windows. Purchase a shutter that fits your windows – avoid narrow shutters for a wide window. Don’t worry if you have arched windows as there are also arched shutters available.

Consider the style of your home

What kind of look do you want your home to have? Your shutter should be able to create that kind of look and effect while functioning at its best. Shutters come in an array of styles, so find one that will bring out your home’s most brilliant appearance.

Material matters

Want your shutters to last longer? Go for durable materials. They don’t just look nicer on your windows but will make your shutters last for years to come.

To select your window shutters, contact Rian’s Window Treatments. We offer different kinds of shutters for your windows and doors too. See Colonial Internal Shutters  page for more details.

At Rian’s Window Treatments we also have blinds, curtains, roller shutters and wallpapers. Ring us now to discuss your needs with us.

Make the most of your curtains, here’s how

Light curtainsCurtains don’t just make your home lovely. They can go a long way towards determining the design concept of your home as a whole. All you need is to let out your creative side and you can almost be sure to improve the appearance of your home instantly! You can do this without any renovations or adding expensive decor.

Covering up window flaws

Draperies and curtains can be used to cover up any flaws or problems on your windows. For example, if you have small windows, you don’t have to replace the windows entirely and spend a packet of money. Instead, try applying curtains that are tall enough where they puddle on the floor. This will create an illusion that your windows are larger. Use tie backs so you can leave a portion of your windows covered. Doing so can make your room lovely while covering up your window flaws.

Fabric and colour choices

Choosing your curtain fabric can be fun! You don’t need to be a professional to select the right fabric but there are a few things to consider when choosing such as the durability of the fabric. This is to ensure that your curtain can last for a long time. You can choose from cotton, linen, silk or faux silk polyester.

Protect your curtains

Curtains can add a touch of style to your home. They can also keep out the sunlight and make your home darker when you need it. When your windows are in a location that receives a lot of sunlight, chances are, your curtains will wear out much faster. For these windows, choose lined, insulated curtains. They are very affordable and can withstand the daily heat of the sun.

How to get the most from your curtains?

Looking for the right curtains for your home? Contact Rian’s Window Treatments for your needs. We have different curtains to suit every home. We also have shutters, blinds and wallpapers. Ring us now for a free measure and quote on 9581 5005.

 

 

How blinds can make your room quieter

blindsGetting a good night’s sleep is vitally important for your health and state of mind. When you have trouble sleeping, it’s a terrible experience for everyone. It affects you and the people around you. If you can’t sleep due to your neighbours music, traffic or even just sunlight constantly coming into your room, don’t worry, you may not be able to control them, but there are a few things you can do to ensure you receive your well earned sleep.

Install blinds in your bedroom

Are you having trouble with too much sunlight entering your bedroom at an early hour? You don’t want to wake up yet, but the sunlight won’t let you sleep? The best way to address this is to install blinds in your bedroom. It’ll be music to a shift worker’s ears!

Installing blinds is a great way to control or stop the sunlight from entering. If you can’t stop the sun from shining, block it. When you go to sleep, be sure to roll down your blinds so when it is early in the morning, you can still enjoy a few hours of a good sleep because your room is dark and perfect for sleeping.

How blinds can make your room quieter

Plus, did you know that the blinds have the ability to block out noise too? Yes, when installed, you can minimise the sounds coming in from the outside. No longer will you hear that kid next door banging on his drums! Blinds can transform your room into a sleeping sanctuary. On top of that, they are also beautiful to look at – a great décor addition for your bedroom.

When your blind is not in need, just roll them up and your bedroom is bright and cheery again.

At Rian’s Window Treatments, we have a vast array of blinds with different designs, colours and materials to meet your every need. We will come to you! Don’t hesitate – call the blind specialists today on 9581 5005.