Window Treatment and Design Ideas for Tranquillity and Peace

A tranquil and peaceful environment is one that is created by many factors. One very important factor, especially when it comes to windows, are window treatments. Different types of window treatments will create different atmospheres in your home.

Window blinds are an excellent choice for windows that receive direct sunlight. Honeycomb blinds in Sydney provide greater peace in a home because they have fantastic insulating properties and noise cancelling effects as well.

The two most common types of window treatments available today are drapes and curtains. However, not all curtains or drapes will provide the same benefits to your space.

Other possibilities include roman blinds and plantation shutters in Penrith homes, which create a classic elegant style.

You should consider different alternatives depending on what is already present in your home when it comes to furniture and decor pieces. For example, if you have a lot of dark wood furnishings then lighter coloured window treatments may be more suitable. This way the windows will not take away from other features which are already accenting the room such as wooden floors or sofas for instance. Other decor ideas include having a lot of greenery and plants in the home. This can be achieved by using floor plants or even hanging some in baskets from the ceiling to create a more open and airy feel which may help bring peace into your living environment.

It is also important that you consider different styles of window treatments. For example, do not go for all heavy drapes if there are already very large windows throughout your entire space as this will make it appear smaller or cramped rather than expansive and airy. If you have small windows then something like plantation shutters would be far better because they allow light to enter through while still keeping privacy intact since they are solid wood panels with slats across them at regular intervals. They can be painted any colour so decorating becomes an easy task.

How To Pick The Best Louver Size For Your Plantation Shutters

PVC plantation shutters in Sydney are a great way to add privacy and style to your home, and at a fraction of the cost of timber shutters.

There are different louvre sizes available when it comes to plantation shutters in Sydney, and the right size will depend on your specific needs. The different sizes available include:

30 x 40mm: This size is great for small and narrow windows, and they provide very little in terms of privacy. They’re open and airy, but not ideal if you want a lot of light or natural ventilation without too much direct sunlight.
37 x 55mm: A good middle ground between an opening with no shade or privacy at all (30×40) versus one that’s completely closed off (50×100). This makes it ideal for large sliding doors or wide windows, as well as smaller ones that need some protection from the elements while still allowing enough airflow through them to provide a comfortable and cosy living environment.
42 x 70mm: The most common size that we see installed in homes around Sydney. This makes it ideal for large windows or doors such as French or sliding glass doors which can be opened wide to bring plenty of air through the house while still providing enough protection from direct sunlight so you don’t get too hot during summer months.
50 x 100mm: This is one of the most common louvre sizes for plantation shutters. It’s not too wide so it can be easily fitted inside a standard window frame, and the character of the shutter is still evident despite using such thick louvres (50 mm). The main benefit to this size however is that while you get maximum airflow when opening your windows fully during summer months there’s also plenty of privacy if required by closing them part way or completely.

If you are unsure of how to choose the right size, it is best to speak to a professional, who will be able to help you find the right fit. Louvre sizes can also vary depending on where you live.

How To Control Glare In A Home Office

The sun shining through the window or lights from the street outside can make it difficult to see your computer screen, which is why controlling glare in an office environment is necessary. Glare makes it harder for our brains to process what we are looking at, meaning that glare reduces productivity and increases eye strain. Luckily there are many ways you can control this glare.

Blinds and shutters in Sydney are the best way to control glare in a home office environment. This is because they can reduce sunlight coming into a room while still letting natural light flow through. Screens on windows also help block out some of this harmful light, but window treatments such as blinds or curtains work much better to control glare.

Types of window treatment more suitable for a home office include:

Blinds and panels such as vertical blinds in Sydney.
Cellular, pleated or honeycomb blinds with a roller system is perfect for controlling glare in an office space.
Roller shades are also great because they can be lowered when needed but rolled up to allow more light into the room when necessary.
Curtains typically block out even more of the sun’s harmful rays than cellular window treatments, making them a superior option if you want complete control over your sunlight exposure while working from home. They also work well as an aesthetically pleasing way of hiding clutter on windowsills. If you have children at home curtains help protect their eyes from UV damage too.

In general, it is best to use multiple types of window treatment rather than just one type because this will help reduce the sun’s glare and heat while allowing you to have greater control over how much of light and privacy you really want in the room.

Online Marketing on a Shoestring

Every business owner knows that the internet has become a necessity in order to maximize the reach and scope of their business. It is no longer a question of whether they should or not build a website, but they know they MUST leverage the internet if they really want to remain competitive in their field. For those just starting a business, however, the prospect of adding the cost of effective online marketing to their budget can be a bit daunting.

Whether you are an internet marketer or a brick and mortar business owner looking to leverage the power of the internet, the fact is that it is not enough to just build a website. Even the best SEO maximized websites will require advertising and marketing in order to drive adequate traffic. But, what if you have a marketing budget of under $500? Can you still have a profitable online marketing campaign? Here is a rundown of what I have found to be the BEST tools for online marketing on a shoestring.

To-Do List

Set-up a Blog. If you have your site already established, add a subdomain to it (blog.yoursite.com) and install WordPress as the blogging platform. If not, there are free blogging platforms you can use. The idea of a blog is to use it as a centralized hub to which you will direct all your links and marketing. This way you direct potential customers to valuable content, not just a sales pitch. It you have the blog as part of your site, it will also help your page ranking as you regularly update and add new content to your blog.
Create a Video Related to Your Business. Notice I said “related to” not “about” your business. The difference? You will not be creating an infomercial or a pitch-fest for your business. If you own a jewelry store, make a video about how to identify quality diamonds. If you own a pro-golf shop, teach the proper way to grip the club. You get the idea. Provide REAL value, then add a link to your blog at the end of the video. Make sure there’s a post in your blog expanding on the content of your video. Post it to YouTube or Viddler. You can also embed the video to your blog.
Turn Your Video into an Article. Write a brief 300-500 word paragraph including the same content you used for your video and blog. Publish it in free article directories (my favorites are ArticleBase and EzineArticles). Make sure to create a bio for the resource box which sells YOU as an expert. Include a link to your blog and your site within the resource box.
Blast Your Content Using Social Media. This is the last step in the process. Make sure to announce your latest video and/or article post using social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. You can also direct your followers to your blog using the links on your profiles in the social media sites.
Where’s the money?
Total cost for the strategies outlined above is actually $0, unless you have a self-hosted blog, in which case you spent probably about $20 for the purchase of the domain name, and the hosting account. Now, that’s what I call online marketing on a shoestring!

Now, the truth is that this method, while effective, will take a bit longer to build than using paid advertising. You can help speed things up with this method by spending a bit more, though. For instance, I would recommend spending between $150-$200 to have a customized background created for all my social media sites. I would also invest in a membership to a video blasting service (there are several around, and a Google search can lead you right to them).

One of the greatest things about the internet is that it has leveraged the playing field for small and large businesses alike. You do not have to break the bank in order to have an effective, strategic marketing campaign online. What you DO need is persistence and determination. You should strive to complete this entire cycle at least twice a week in order to yield results. But, if you are looking for online marketing on a shoestring, it will most definitely be worth your efforts and time! Get to work!