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Today’s homeowners have a huge variety of window treatments from which to choose when they are decorating their properties. Whilst the increase in choice that has occurred over the last few decades is most definitely a positive development, it does mean that people living in the 21st century need to put a little more effort into the task of choosing appropriate window treatments for their homes than did those who lived in previous centuries. Curtains are no longer the obvious default window dressing for residential properties as far as many demographics are concerned, with blinds and shutters increasing in popularity...

For people who are looking to buy a new home, blinds may be far from the top of the list of things to consider when viewing properties in their chosen locale. However, well-made blinds can make a big difference to the appearance of downstairs reception rooms, along with bedrooms and bathrooms, so they should definitely be taken into account if the current owner plans to leave them in place. When carefully matched to the existing décor, quality blinds can really enhance the overall aesthetics of the space in which they are installed, adding value to the property in question and...

As the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission tells us, curtains and blinds that have long cords can pose a serious risk for children. In particular, they can serve as a strangulation hazard when the cords are not properly secured. With that in mind, residents and property owners have a serious obligation to ensure that any blinds installed on the premises are not placing young residents at risk....

In the history of the human race, the world has never been as fully illuminated as it is now. And yet in the presence of these flickering lights, one essential component has gone missing – sunlight. At Westral, we’re in the business off helping our clients regulate the light that enters their homes with shutters and blinds. And as we intend to show you in this post, boosting the amount of natural light you’re exposed to on a daily basis could end up working wonders for your body and quality of life. Read on to learn about some of the specific...