Monthly Archives: April 2016

Top 5 mistakes to avoid when using wallpaper

WallpaperDo you need to redo your wall at home?Wallpaper is the perfect solution; it is trendy and is a classy way to create the look you desire for your home. It is easier and quicker to set up compared to painting the walls,with a wide array of patterns and pictures to choose from. However, there are some common mistakes that people make when putting up wallpaper. Once you know what to look out for you can easily avoid these mistakes.

Using wallpaper on a dirty wall

Sanderson WallpaperBefore you use the wallpaper, it is essential that you clean the wall first. Remove any dirt with a damp cloth and wait for it to dry completely. This will give you a better end result.

Not taking wall measurements

Make sure to measure your wall first before purchasing the wallpaper, because you might end up buying extra rolls or fall short.With the exact wall measurement, you can purchase enough wallpaper to cover your entire wall without going overboard.

Not keeping wallpaper leftovers

Do not throw away any leftovers. In fact, it is strongly advisable to purchase extra wallpaper of the same colour and pattern. It will be a blessing should there be any problems with the wallpaper in the future. Besides, matching wallpaper in drawers always works a treat!

Harlequin wallpaper lovely for every roomPasting upward

Wallpaper should be applied from the ceiling downwards, not from the floor upwards. It’s easier to paste wallpaper in that direction as gravity gives you a lending hand.

Installing right away

In the enthusiasm to hang the wallpaper, people often make the mistake of putting it on the walls without first reading the instructions. Please always read and follow the Manufacturer instructions before proceeding with the installation.

Top 5 mistakes to avoid when using wallpaper

Wallpaper can make your home look modern and stylish but it becomes a messy task if you don’t know what you are doing. For your wallpaper needs, contact Rian’s Window Treatments. We have a whole range of wallpapers in different patterns and colours to suit your individual needs, ring us today on 9581 5005.

How to know if your blinds need replacing?

blindsBlinds let you create the perfect indoor environment; they allow you to control the amount of sunlight coming into the room. Letting you sleep in on a Saturday morning in summer.

Blind replacement?

Over the course of daily use, your blinds may have become tattered and old. Should you have your blinds replaced? How do you know if you should replace them, or make do for a little longer? If they look outdated, look boring and old, should you have them replaced?

When you are uncertain about the right time to replace your blinds, here is a list of things you should consider.

  • Cleaning is difficult
  • Irreparable
  • They look old
  • You need a different type of blind

Cleaning is difficult

Does it take you a lot of time to clean your blinds? Do they accumulate colossal amounts of dust? When cleaning becomes a tough job, it’s time to replace your blinds with something much easier to clean.


When your blinds don’t function properly, save yourself from a headache and replace them. When your blinds are creating more problems than they are worth, it’s time to let go of them.

They look old

When your blinds look really old and don’t match anything else inside your home, it’s time to replace them. Refresh your home and replace your blinds with a more stylish and classier version.

You need a different type of blind

Need a blind that blocks out sunlight completely or one that only filters the light? No problem – there are so many types of blinds, just find a design that fulfils your needs and creates the feel you want for your space.

How to know if your blinds need replacing?

When unsure, contact Rian’s Window Treatments for some expert advice on blinds and other window treatments.  We also offer the best blinds selection and prices. Ring us now to discuss your blind needs.