Monthly Archives: February 2017

How often should you clean your curtains?

curtains by RiansLet’s be honest – laundry is not on the top of our“to do” list. However, we know when it’s time to wash our clothes when they get stained, smell or when we feel like we’ve worn it several times already.

How about the other things inside your home that need cleaning such as your curtains? Do you know the last time you cleaned your curtains? The problem with curtains is that once they fitted, we tend to forget about them. It is amazing how much more life you can get from your curtains by washing them every now and again.

Curtains that changed colour – We had 1 customer who was amazed that the curtains in their rental were not a murky brown but a crisp butter cream and all it took was one wash.

When was the last time your curtains were washed?

Clean curtains

Curtains keep your home beautiful. They can also cover your home when you need it and filter light out. Every day, your curtains attract dust and absorb odours whether it comes from the outside or inside your home. To keep your home bright and smelling fresh, it’s important you keep your curtains clean.

When it is the right time to take down your curtains and wash them?

  • Should you do it once a month or yearly?
  • How often should you clean your curtains?

Your curtains aren’t like your clothes that need to be replaced daily or even weekly but don’t wait for them to become too grimy. Apart from the fact that it can trigger an allergy attack if you have one, it is also much harder to clean them!

Curtains to suit your roomWashing your curtains

Curtains should be washed when they are not looking their best or on average once a year. A good old fashion spring clean was done for a reason.This will keep them in good condition and extend its life while ensuring that they are clean and smell fresh. For curtains made of cotton, running them separately on a washing machine will do. However, if they are made of silk, linen or synthetic, it’s best that they should go to the dry cleaners. Remember to always read the washing tags on your curtains.

Badly Stained Curtains

We recommend that for curtains (even to those that are machine washable) with a bad stain, may need to be dry cleaned to have the stains removed properly.

How often should you clean your curtain?

Are you looking for lovely curtains in Mandurah? Contact Rian’s Window Treatments for all your curtain needs. Our curtains are made of high quality materials – ring Rian’s Window Treatments today on 9581 5005.

5 common myths about blinds you should know!

blinds-by-riansThinking of buying blinds for your windows?

If yes, you might start doing some research about blinds to make sure you get your money’s worth. In doing so, you might hear a thing or 2 about blinds that makes you hesitant about it. There are definitely a lot of myths and mistruths about blinds so let’s have a look at some of them.

Blind myths

Like any other products, there are myths circulating about blinds. Sadly, some of these myths become so common that some people think that they are true. Here are the lists of myths that you may or may not have come across:

  • Blinds aren’t practical
  • They only suit certain rooms
  • They’re hard to clean
  • They never match your décor
  • Getting the right size is hard

window-blindsBlinds aren’t practical

This is not true at all – in fact, blinds are one of the most practical items any home should have. They are extremely versatile and can be used anywhere inside your home! With proper maintenance, they can last for many years!

They only suit certain rooms

Another myth – with the wide variety of styles and designs available for blinds, you can find something that will suit your bedroom, kitchen and even your bathroom! Whether you have vertical blinds in your living room, Venetian blinds in your home office or roman blinds in your kitchen, they will all look like they fit in perfectly.

They’re hard to clean

Again – this is not true. Take down your blinds whenever you want to clean them. You can run a feather duster on close blind slats and they’re clean already. Or for extra dirty blinds, you can use a damp cloth to get rid of the dirt. You also have the option to have it professionally cleaned – in case you don’t have the time to clean it yourself or not sure on how to do it.

They never match your décor

Yes, they can. This is purely a myth. If you are unsure about your blind selection, you can consult with an expert to help you decide which blinds will match your home’s interior. With the wide selection of blinds, you can always find something that will work best with your existing furnishing and home décor.

great-blindsGetting the right size is hard

No matter what size your windows are, you can have a blind custom made to suit your property. Once installed, they’ll fit perfectly on your windows so when it comes to blinds, finding the right size don’t matter at all.

5 common myths about blinds you should know

Now you know. Blinds are a great addition to your home and don’t believe everything you hear. Sometimes; it’s worth to do a little research and digging around first.

Do you need blinds for your home? Contact Rian’s Window Treatments for all your blinds needs. We have blinds to suit your home perfectly. Ring Rian’s Window Treatments today to get a free quote.

Can I change my curtains according to the season?

curtains by RiansCurtains make a room – but only when chosen correctly.

When it comes to curtains, there are a lot of options for you. With so many designs, colours and styles, it’s hard to choose what’s best for your home. When you love to decorate your home, why not do it regularly? If you fancy curtains so much, you will have the chance to use different types of curtains by changing your curtains each season.

Is it possible to change curtains?

Who says you can’t? If you have the budget and the time to redecorate your home, you can do it. Changing your curtains can allow you to create a different look for each season. Don’t worry – with so many curtain styles and designs; you’re sure to find something that will fit your home whatever the season might be.

Light curtainsTips for changing curtains by season

With so many curtain options, you might get overwhelmed with all the choices. Here’s a guide for you to help you out when choosing:

Autumn and Winter

As the weather start to cool off and we head to the colder months, you can try using curtains made from heavier materials. Choose dark coloured curtains. In doing so, you can create a warm effect inside your home. When the sun is out for a shorter period, you can always pull back your curtains and let the sunshine in. Then as the sun passes close your curtains again to trap the precious warmth in. Heavier curtains will also help prevent heat loss from your heating system by reducing the heats ability to escape via the glass in your windows.

Lovely curtains to suit your homeSpring and summer

It’s the time of the year when you should bring the outside in! Decorate your home with curtains made from lace or sheer fabric. It can brighten up your room and lets you create a cheery atmosphere, perfect for enjoying the warm weather outside.

Can I change my curtains according to the season?

Yes – absolutely!

Do you need curtains for different seasons? Contact Rian’s Window Treatments for all your needs. We offer a wide variety of ready-made curtains at competitive prices which allows you to create a fresh look in your room each season!

Ring Rian’s Window Treatments today on 9581 5005 and let’s have a chat.