Should I choose curtains or blinds for my new home?

Curtain CombinationConfused whether to use curtains or blinds to cover up your windows in your new home? Both curtains and blinds are very useful and can create some great effects in your home.

Here are some features of both curtains and blinds:

Curtains

  1. Privacy
  2. Weather protection
  3. Easy to clean
  4. Perfect match with furnishings

Privacy

curtainsStay safe and comfy by just hanging your sheer curtains down. Cover your windows with curtains and you can go about your business and create a lovely classic romantic feel.

Weather protection

Shield your room from the sun with blockout curtains. Blockouts are perfect to keep your house cool in summer and being lined these curtains will keep out the cold this winter.

Manage temperature inside your home by just putting up curtains; keeping cosy climate inside your house is that easy. Perfect for all year round comfort and saves you on your heating and cooling bills too.

Easy to clean

Wash your curtains and wait for an hour or two for them to dry.

Curtains are great but remember safety first. Make sure to place curtains away from the kitchen to avoid steam, heat, water, spills, and stains that will make your curtains ware prematurely.

Perfect match with furnishings

Curtains can be matched with your lovely furnishings around your home, great for coordinating décor.  Pick up your favourite theme or complementing your neutral wall with some colour.

BlindsBedroom_Blinds

  1. Privacy
  2. Weather resistant
  3. Easy to clean

Privacy

Want to do your thing without anyone able to see in? Simply roll down your blinds and shut the outside world out.

Protection

Blinds come into 100 fabrics you can choose from perfect to shield your home from Perth’s harsh sun and keep cold air out. Keep your house warm in winter by installing blinds in your windows.

No need to running your heater all winter to achieve that warm air around your home if you have blinds installed and roll them down before the cold air can get in.

Easy to cleanLoungeroon_blinds

Wipe off dust and dirt away by using clean cloth and you are done cleaning your blinds; too easy! Plastic or metal blinds are best for kitchen windows keeping stains, steam, heat, water, spills easy to tidy away.

Should I choose curtains or blinds for my new home?

Well that depends on your purpose, your needs and your taste. Sometime the perfect option is to go with both blinds and curtains. Use curtains in your lounge and living rooms and blinds in your kitchen and bathroom. Curtains and blinds can be used together to create a great effect.

If still confused which will suit your need, contact Rian’s Window Treatments on 9581 5005. We can come to you and bring sample and different ideas to see how they fit in with your home. You will be surprised how affordable curtains and blinds are. Call today to book your appointment.

Stay warm this winter by installing blinds on your windows!

Vertical_BlindsHave you ever stood outside your window and felt the lovely warm air that is escaping through your window? That is money literally being wasted as you are paying to warm the outside of your house not just the inside where you want to be.

Install blinds now to prevent warm air leaving your home and keep warm this winter. Reasons to install blinds:

  1. Durable
  2. Affordable
  3. Heat and air resistant
  4. Easy to install

Durable

Keep your home warm this winter by covering your windows with blinds. You can enjoy a warmer home without running your heater flat out as the warm air is retained in your home.

Blinds are strong and durable, and when they are custom made you can decide what size, design, and fabrics you would like to use. Blinds will last many years and provide protection from all-weather conditions, great in summer too.

Affordable

Blinds, though made from expensive materials, are very affordable. Blinds provide reliable protection that you can afford.

Heat and air resistant

Bedroom_BlindsCatch all that warm air escaping through your windows by using blinds. Never leave your windows naked as there is a massive amount of warm air fleeing your home while allowing cold air to seep in.

Blinds are your best option for lasting protection against frosty air in winter and heat in summer.  Our blinds are made from a vast choice of fabrics and we guarantee quality products.  Our locally made blinds are perfect to block the Australian weather conditions.

Easy to install

Want to install your blinds hassle free? Rian’s Window Treatments will offer you professional service and qualityinstallation. All you have to do is place your order and your blinds will be hanging in your favourite area in no time.

Stay warm this winter by installing blinds on your windows!

Need help with the installation of your blinds or need assistance in deciding on the perfect blinds for your home?

Contact us, Rian’s Window Treatments on 9581 5005 for all your blind needs.We can help create your blinds to suit all your requirements and dreams. Ring us now for a FREE quote. Making your house a home.

Shop Today and Pay Later with Certegy Ezi-Pay Express at Rians Window Treatments

Sheer in the living room with a pelmetAre you looking to redecorate with new window treatments but the budget won’t allow for what you really want? With blinds, curtains and window treatments, you get what you pay for and everyone wants the highest quality products that will last a lifetime in their home.

Rian’s Window Treatments have recognised the need for their clientele to source high-quality window treatments at competitive prices and have introduced the option of Certegy Ezi-Pay Express as a payment choice for their valued customers. Certegy Ezi-Pay is the leading provider of no interest ever payment plans and is used by thousands of Australian businesses as a convenient payment method.

  • Easy and convenient
  • Minimal Fees and Charges
  • Ongoing Account Services

Easy and Convenient

EzyPayWith the ability to apply for a payment plan in-store, the Certegy Ezi-Pay Express plan is simple and efficient, with fast approvals (for customers that meet the minimum criteria) and fortnightly instalments tailored to fit most budgets. You can also check balances on the myEziPay app.

Minimal Fees and Charges

Certegy Ezi-Pay Express offers customers the opportunity to shop now and pay later with no interest ever, however there is an initial fee to setup your account and minimal charges to process payments per month.

Ongoing Account Services

BlindsOnce payment for goods has been completed with Certegy EziPay, the customer has the option of making another purchase, leaving the account open to make another purchase at a later date or closing the account. Leaving the account open will reduce the establishment fee of the next purchase. No fees are charged for closing the account or paying out the balance before the due date.

Buying Beautiful Window Treatments Is Easier Now At Rians

If you want beautiful, custom designed window treatments for your home, look no further than Rians Window Treatments. With an exclusive range of blinds, curtains, shutters, awnings, wallpaper and all accessories required, Rians Window Treatments add elegance, style and a touch of class to your home, with the added convenience of Certegy Ezi-Pay Express.

Ziptrak Blinds for Winter

Ziptrak Outdoor BlindsWinter time is all about keeping the cold, wet weather out and the warmth in. There is something very cosy about sitting under your patio on a rainy night and when you’ve invested in your outdoor space to be an outdoor room you can utilise all year round, you want to protect what’s inside it and be comfortable within it.

Ziptrak Blinds from Rian’s Window Treatments are the perfect solution to connect indoor with outdoor and keep the undesirable weather out. They allow control of airflow, temperature and light, whilst looking stylish and streamline. For a full range of styles, colours and designs, the team at Rians Window Treatments not only understand your needs in keeping the winter cold out, but supply, install and replace existing outdoor blinds affordably and efficiently.

The significant benefits of the Ziptrak blinds system include:

  • Security
  • Stylish and Modern
  • Weatherproof

Security

With its’ central locking release and ability to lock at the bottom, the blind can be left at any height or locked in at the lowest position. Optional motorisation is a popular choice for many commercial and residential installations, with the motor being hidden away and the option for stopping the blind at any height still available. The smooth track-guided operation means the blind can be unlocked and operated from the centre with one easy movement.

Ziptrak blindStylish and Modern

The Ziptrak blinds are discreetly track-guided and spring balanced, with a stylish pelmet and colour options to match or compliment your existing space. Offering superior functionality without compromising the aesthetics of your home, Ziptrak offers a sense of seclusion and sanctuary in a wide range of colours and modification options.

Weather Proof and Safe

With no zips, cords, ropes or wires, Ziptrak blinds are safe around children and pets, as well as appearing tidy and uncluttered. Their unique structure and materials enables them to protect your outdoor space all year round and provide a sense of seclusion and sanctuary.

Where Can I Find Ziptrak Blinds?

Your local Ziptrak supplier is Rians Window Treatments in Mandurah. With customised installation available, Rians Window Treatments will supply and install your premium quality Ziptrak blinds and assist you with maintenance and any questions you may have.

Call 9581 5005 for a free measure and quote today.

Photo courtesty of Ziptrak

3 proper ways to hang your curtains

curtainsA pretty room with a poorly hung curtain is like a beautiful woman wearing too short pants! It can make everything inside the room look less attractive and make you feel uncomfortable as well. Just looking at it can give a bad impression. Are your curtains hanging wrongly?

Hanging your curtains

You may think that you have done it properly until you are sit comfortably in your favourite chair and you feel there is something wrong with your window.

  • Is it the curtain’s design?
  • Maybe it’s the colour?
  • Well, it can be the way you hang your curtains.

When it comes to hanging them, the rule is to keep your ceiling looking as high as possible. Maybe this is the main reason why you continue to make the same mistake?

Avoiding curtains that are too short for your windows is simple,once you know these 3 correct ways to hang your curtains:

1. The slight float. If you want to hang your curtains without any breaks at all, but don’t want it to touch the floor, this is for you. Simply, hang them less than an inch above the floor. It doesn’t quite touch the floor.

2. The puddle. Want to give your room that romantic feel? This type of hanging allows your curtains to puddle all over the floor, creating a feminine, old world look. It is just perfect, if your curtain is a high quality fabric – it will be sure to make a statement!

3. The kiss. It barely touches the floor and can look gorgeous in any space. However, this might be harder to pull off as you have to measure your curtain accurately. When measuring, consider some tiny break/bend in your curtain when it is open.

3 proper ways to hang your curtains

Now that you know how to hang your curtains flawlessly, there’s no reason for excuses! For a lovely selection of curtains, contact Rian’s Window Treatments. We have an extensive variety of curtains to suit your taste. Ring us today for a free quote.

 

How to choose the right kitchen blind that fits your lifestyle

kitchen-blindsDo you have a large window in your kitchen? To ensure your privacy or prevent too much sunlight from entering your kitchen while you’re preparing meals, install a kitchen blind. Using blinds are a great way to create some protection when you need it most.

You may not know what type of blinds you should choose? Here let us help you, read on.

Where are your windows?

To get the most out of your blinds, you need to think practically. When choosing your kitchen blinds, consider where your windows are situated. If they are over a sink, choose a blind that is not too heavy – remember, you will be opening it daily.

If your window is close to your stove or sink, choose a blind that is easy to keep clean and can withstand moisture. That way, you can be sure your blind will last longer as it won’t go mouldy or have mildew due to constant water exposure. You just need to be able to wipe it over and you will have a clean blind again.

roller blindsWant a more homely feel?

If your windows aren’t over your kitchen sink or near your stove top? Great – that means you have a wider range of blinds to select.

If you want a warmer appearance to your kitchen especially if your kitchen also serves as your dining room, why not choose roman blinds? With so many fabrics to choose from, you’re sure to find something that will match your kitchen’s interior. Roman blinds can add a homely feel to your kitchen while blocking out sunlight at the same time.

How to choose the right kitchen blinds that fit your lifestyle

Are you still undecided? Contact Rian’s Window Treatments for all your window treatment needs – including blinds. Call us at 9581 5005 today and our experts will come and measure your windows for free.

Redecorating With Wallpaper

Zoffany wallpaperDo you need a change, a holiday perhaps?

An easier way is to freshen up your home with some new wallpaper, wallpaper yes.

Trends come and go and wallpaper has definitely enjoyed a comeback over the last few years, thanks to its popularity in home renovation shows and new methods for easy application. Gone are the days of smelly, sticky glue and tiresome clean-up; wallpaper is not only fashionable and comes in a huge range of designs, it is also easily installed by one of our wallpaper experts, or can be purchased and put up yourself.

If you are looking at freshening up your existing wallpaper, or completely redecorating a room with wallpaper, some considerations include:

  • Décor
  • Budget
  • Room Function

Décor

When redecorating a room in your home, you need to consider your furniture. Pick up on the style and find a wallpaper to match. The choice is endless when it comes to patterns and colours and some papers are even environmentally friendly nowadays. Whether your décor be flamboyant and wild or soft and sweet, there is a wallpaper that will match perfectly. Wallpaper is great to add as a feature wall too. You can create amazing effects with just one wall, often less is more.

Budget

Harlequin wallpaperWith so many exciting choices ranging in price, the cost of the paper and materials needs to be factored into your redecorating budget. If you have a very large room to paper, consider doing a feature wall to keep costs down and let the wallpaper become the main feature of the room.

Room Function

If you are redecorating a dining room, playful children’s designs may not be your choice. If you are papering your child’s bedroom, soft, elegant patterns may not be their preference. Wallpaper is fully washable so it is ideal for children’s bedrooms to simply wipe the dirt away, however it is still paper and may not withstand the heavy-duty damage that children can cause in a playroom. High traffic areas that may be subjected to scuffs and knocks to the walls, as well as corners, may not be suitable for paper, however the remaining areas of your home will display your choice of design beautifully.

Who Can Help Me Redecorate with Wallpaper?

Rian’s Window Treatments stock a large range of wallpaper designs that are made to be installed in our Australian climate and to bring life to the walls of your home. The team can assist you in choosing the perfect pattern and can assist with installation or advice to install yourself. Call Rian’s Window Treatments today on 9581 5005.

Summer Cleaning Your Curtains

CurtainsIt’s summer in the West Australian and along with the other chores that come with summer cleaning, your curtains are in need of some TLC too. No matter what material they are made from, the location they hang in or the style they are, curtains are much like any other feature in your home that can gather dust, hair and other debris. Over time, this can make your curtains look worn and even start to stain or accumulate pests or mould. Excess dust can aggravate allergies and asthma and affect the indoor air quality in your home.

Whilst there are many options to clean your curtains, different fabrics require different cleaning methods. You need to identify the material your curtains are made of to ensure you’re using the correct cleaning products and procedure.

  • Drapes and Heavy Curtains
  • Sheer and Lace
  • Cotton

Drapes and Heavy Curtains

Save this one for the dry cleaner. The bigger industrial machines mean less chance of damage to the material and they have several options, such as steam cleaning and stain removal techniques, that are far more efficient. You’ve invested significantly in heavier, lined drapes so a professional clean will protect your investment the best way.

Sheer and Lace

Curtain fabricThe delicate material of these curtains means it can snag or rip easily when wet, so a sink filled with cold water and some dishwashing detergent is best. Wash one curtain at a time by soaking ten minutes and swirling gently to remove any debris or heavy dirt. Rinse again in cold water to remove the soap. To make your sheer or lace curtains feel extra crisp, you can pop 1 cup of Epsom salts to the cold water sink but do not return it to rinse the salts off.

Let the curtains drip dry from your shower rod or laundry line and hang them once fully dry.

Cotton Curtains

For plain cotton curtains, your washing machine will be fine. Remove all the hooks and fittings and shake outdoors if possible. Wash two panels at a time on the delicate cycle in your washing machine using the cold setting. If you can, hang outside in the sunshine or dry on a low-heat setting. If you are using the dryer, immediately remove from the dryer to prevent wrinkles and rehang, or if you have dried them on the line, press with a warm iron to remove wrinkles and rehang.

Have Questions About Summer Cleaning Your Curtains?

Rian’s Window Treatments are the experts in window treatments and can assist you not only with the maintenance of our existing curtains but with selecting and manufacturing curtains for your home. Call the team on 9581 5005 today for a free measure and quote.

Ziptrak Blinds from Rians Window Treatments

Ziptrak-Outdoor-Blind-1Outdoor living is the epitome of the Australian lifestyle in summer time, however some parts of our great country get pretty hot when that summer sun comes out. There is nothing nicer than being outdoors, entertaining or just sipping coffee, and when you’ve invested in your outdoor space to be a real outdoor room, you want to protect what’s inside it and be comfortable when you’re utilising it.

Ziptrak Blinds from Rians Window Treatments are the perfect solution to connect the indoors and outdoors into one harmonious space. They allow easy connection with the outdoors and allow you to control airflow, light and temperature whilst looking sleek and non-intrusive. The team at Rian’s Window Treatments not only boast an enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge about this innovative product, they supply, install and replace existing outdoor blinds with them.

Benefits of the Ziptrak blind system include:

  • Security
  • Stylish and Modern
  • Sunsmart

Security

With it’s central locking release and ability to lock at the bottom, the blind can be left at any height or locked in at the lowest position. Optional motorisation is a popular choice for many commercial and residential installations, with the motor being hidden away and the option for stopping the blind at any height still available. The smooth track-guided operation means the blind can be unlocked and operated from the centre with one easy movement.

Stylish and Modern

Ziptrak-Outdoor-Blind-7The Ziptrak blinds are discreetly track-guided and spring balanced, with a stylish pelmet and colour options to match or compliment your existing space. Offering superior functionality without compromising the aesthetics of your home, Ziptrak offers a sense of seclusion and sanctuary in a wide range of colours and modification options.

Sunsmart

Close up before it gets hot and save money on your cooling bills with Ziptrak’s sunscreen mesh and PVC materials. Maintain the view with the transparent, robust mesh and spend more time living life in your outdoor space with superior sun protection and insulation.

Where Can I Find Ziptrak Blinds?

Your local Ziptrak supplier is Rians Window Treatments in Mandurah. With no cords, wires or ropes and customised installation available, Rians Window Treatments will supply and install your premium quality Ziptrak blinds and assist you with maintenance and any questions you may phone 9581 5005 for a free measure and quote today.

Need new blinds this summer?

Roller_Blue_2Renewing your blinds is a great way to dress up your windows and doors and make your home look and feel wonderful.

Here are popular blinds to add a new less of life to your home this summer:

  1. Venetian blinds
  2. Roman blinds
  3. Roller blinds
  4. Light filtering blinds

Venetian blinds

Control the amount of sunlight that enters your home and provide the privacy you need anytime with venetian blinds. Venetian blinds are made of wooden, aluminum  or plastic slats to rotate them for a precise control over the blinds.

Easy to install with low maintenance, you can really enjoy most of your time with friends and keep your home cool. Available in wide variety of designs and colours you can match with your décor.

Roman blinds

Create a romantic effect in your room with roman blinds. Go about your business knowing that no one can see through your blinds. Roman blinds are stylish and attractive, available in various elegant designs.

Roller blinds

Roller blinds are classic and a great choice for many homes. Roller blinds are the perfect choice to control the light and heat that enters your home. If you want rustic, elegant or classy look in your home, roller blinds are your best choice.

Light filtering blinds

Filter lights for a brighter view. Choose happy colours like yellow, orange, pink and more to create an amazing and exciting feel in your home. You don’t need to worry about people seeing you in as these blinds are great protectors.

Need new blinds this summer?

At Rian’s Window Treatments, we have these 4 types of blinds plus many more. We can even do window treatment combinations where we combine blinds and curtains or shutter to get you a complete look and perfect control in any situation.

For enquiries, contact Rian’s Window Treatments on 9581 5005 to discuss your blind and window shade needs and get a free quote. We offer high quality fabrics to complement your home décor.