Monthly Archives: January 2016

How to make your windows look taller?

windows by RiansYour windows are the eyes of your home; small windows can make even a spacious room seem cramped and uninviting, while larger windows can make a stuffy room feel open and welcoming.

Do you have small windows at home?

How to make your windows look taller? You can easily create a taller looking window and it won’t take much time or money. No expensive renovations needed, just apply a few simple decorating tricks; with the use of the right window accessories any window can seem taller and brighter.

Here are some tips you can follow:

Fabric types and patterns

When choosing curtain fabric, keep in mind that fabric with a vertical pattern will create the illusion of being longer or taller. Since the curtains frames your windows, it can create an illusion of taller windows. When choosing fabric colours stick with solid colour fabrics. Soft, pastel shades are particularly good at promoting the feeling of openness.

Curtain rod height

The location where you hang your curtain rod can determine how tall your window will look. Install the rod as high as possible, for example, 2 inches below the ceiling moulding. If the gap between the rod and the top window is great enough to be noticed instantly, fill the space with a valance or a cornice board.

Balance window treatments

Other practical and decorative window accessories such as roman blinds, textured blinds, and horizontal blinds can be effective in adding height to your windows. For an impressive and professional look, make sure you consult with an expert, especially when you are not so sure about combining window treatments.

Need help?

Creating an illusion can be a simple solution to making small windows appear larger. With careful design you can easily make your windows look taller with just a small amount of money!

For all your window treatment needs, contact Rian’s Window Treatments. We have many options for you to make your windows look taller and bigger. Ring us today for a free quote and in-home consultant to discuss what will work for your home.

5 roller blind mistakes you might be doing!

roller  blindsWant to install roller blinds in your home? Great, roller blinds can improve the overall appearance of your home. However, most of us didn’t know how to choose the right roller blinds, or how to install roller blinds. There are common mistakes that most people usually make when installing roller blinds.

Roller blind mistakes

Roller blinds can be a large part of your interior design and it is important that they are installed properly. You can avoid doing these mistakes by informing yourself about them. Here are the lists of roller blind mistakes that you won’t want to make.

  • Not Measuring Correctly
  • Wrong Colour
  • Focus Only On Price
  • Don’t Ask Advice
  • Don’t Read the Instructions

Not Measuring Correctly

You need to measure the right window size correctly. If you don’t measure your windows correctly, you will not able to use your blinds properly. Make sure to measure your windows first before purchasing roller blinds, will you blinds fit inside your windows? How far down will you blinds go? Also, don’t forget to consider the style of your windows.

Wrong Colour

If you choose the wrong colour for your blinds, you could totally ruin the effect you are trying to achieve. Choose the best colour that suits your interior design. Are you trying to match in with your current colours? Will there be too much of one colour so you won’t see the blind? Will the colour of your blinds clash or compliment the room design? Do you need a pattern or a plain blind? You can consult with some professionals to help you decide with the colour and style.

Focus Only On Price

If you only focus on the price, you may get what you pay for which won’t always suit your needs. You might be eager to buy roller blinds that are cheap so you can save your money but remember, there are other important factors that you need to consider aside from its price. If you want to buy some affordable roller blinds, consider the manufacturer’s reputation to ensure you get high quality blinds. A cheap blind usually is made from cheap materials and won’t last.

Don’t Ask Advice

Advice cost nothing but can often save you time and money. Experts and professionals are ready to answer your question and they can also help with your decision. They also know their products, the quality products and what is best suited to different situations.

Don’t Read the Instructions

You don’t follow the right installation procedure; you may end up with a huge lot of trouble. Most roller blinds usually come with their own instructions, make sure you follow them, they are there to help you. Read all the instructions very carefully and install your blinds properly.

5 roller blind mistakes you might be doing!

These are some common roller blinds mistakes you should take note.

For all your roller blind needs, contact Rian’s Window Treatments. We offer different kinds of window treatments, curtains, a whole range of binds and shutters that will suit your style and taste. We also offer an installation service to save you all the above hassles.

Whether DIY or installed Rian’s Window Treatments are your blind experts, ring us now for a free measure and quote.

5 Popular Types of Indoor Blinds

Vertical_Blinds_AquaBlinds are an effective way of gaining privacy in your home and are easy to keep clean. In Australia, the weather can be very hot to quite cold with bitterly cold winds, so finding a solution to insulate your windows from both extremes is a must.

There are 5 types of indoor blinds that are very popular to use in your home:

1. Panel Blinds:

Panel blinds are generally used for large windows and sliding doors. They are versatile and come in many different colours and fabric choices. Panel blinds look terrific in any home and can be customised to your specifications.

2.Roller Blinds

The various styles of roller blinds that are available have made these blinds very popular in recent years. They come in various fabrics and many different colours and offer an elegant look to your room. Roller blinds are easy to operate, clean and will give your room complete privacy and protection from the glaring sun and stifling heat.

3. Venetian Blinds

The timber Venetians are becoming very popular in many homes. These blinds look absolutely stunning and are simple to keep clean.  They come in a variety of sizes, colours and styles. They are extremely sophisticated and provide a comforting, warm mood to any room.

4. Vertical Blinds

Vertical Blinds are window treatments that are cost effective and very popular. Many people choose them for large windows and sliding glass doors. Great for privacy and insulation purposes and can be opened to slide to the left, right or both sides of the window.

5. Colonial Indoor Shutters

For centuries Australian homes have had shutters installed on their windows. The indoor shutters that are available today look fantastic and offer excellent protection from the heat and cold, while providing privacy. The colonial indoor shutters are a popular addition to many homes these days.

Where to find great indoor blinds, curtains and all other window treatments in Mandurah?

Rian’s Window Treatments. For more information about blinds, curtains, shutters and combination; prices’ ideas and more visit Rian’s Window Treatments. Or give us a call at 9581 5005. We provide a no obligation, free measure and quote just for you.


5 Ways to Hang Curtains

LivingroomIt is quite amazing what a beautiful set of curtains will add to the décor of a room. The same curtains that block the heat in summer, retain the warmth in winter and eliminate prying eyes can also create an atmosphere guaranteed to enhance the appearance and create emotional appeal in different rooms.

Below are 5 ways to hang curtains in order to achieve a unique look for any room:

1. A Professional Look

Creating a professional look in an office or home office can be done in many ways. Curtains change the appearance of any room and since first impressions are important at work, a professional style is preferred.

  • Keep it simple; choose plain neutral coloured rods and neutral colours for the curtains.
  • Make sure the colours match the décor.  Whether your office boasts a modern look or more traditional feel, you’ll want to choose curtains that complement the space.
  • Choose hardware that makes it simple to remove the curtains for cleaning.

2. A Romantic Mood

Sheer curtains are the perfect way to create a romantic mood in a room, and also give the room privacy during the day.

  • For a more romantic or relaxed atmosphere, try using a soft colour.
  • Consider a Valance (Swag) to help create a more classic romantic look.
  • When using Swag, double or triple brackets can be used to create a breezy, romantic tone.

3. Fun and Functional

When decorating a child’s room or play room, you’ll want a window treatment that is both functional and bright.

  • Choose curtains that are durable and easy to remove from the window to wash.
  • Rod pocket or tabbed pockets with a Teflon coated rod ensure simplicity when opening and closing the curtains.  They can also be quite easy to assemble.
  • If keeping the room cool and dark is a priority for getting a child off to sleep at night or during the day, then a heavy fabric that blocks both light and heat is best.

4. Kitchen Style

Modern kitchen curtains need to support many different personalised interior design needs.

  • Café style curtains are a popular choice in the kitchen. Usually rod pocket or tabbed curtains are used. Sometimes decorative rings are used, with rods to match.
  • For a more minimal feel, a gathered short curtain, approximately 5 or 7.5cm long, can be added to a rod along the top of the window. These are mini curtains with gatherings sewn into the fabric and can offer a frame for a beautiful view or simply take advantage of natural lighting.
  • For a classic, country style or heritage appearance that looks typically Australian, use natural wood grain decorative rods. They will give the kitchen a classic and stylish look.

5. Large Room Curtain Ideas

Large rooms can be particularly difficult to style.  A bit of creativity and the right curtains can go a long way towards creating a cosier, more private feel to your room.

  • Hang curtains from the ceiling. This technique can be used to divide a large room, such as a granny flat or bed-sit where curtains are hung to create privacy.
  • A stylish rod with ring brackets or hooks that are fixed to the ceiling and tabbed or rod pocket curtains can be used. Simply thread the curtains and hang.
  • Another way to give this design a classic, romantic, unique look is to add swag. Swags are material that is draped over the curtain rod and can add elegance to any room.

Explore other affordable options and styles at Rian’s Window Treatments.

Let us help you create the right atmosphere for your home!