12″ – 108″
Roman shades are a beautiful window treatment option. The design of a Roman shade is typically a flat piece of fabric with accordion like folds that come together when the lift mechanism is operated.
Roman shades come in a wide variety of styles and colors and are characterized by folded fabrics that settle smoothly, evenly and gracefully into soft folds when raised. Roman shades offer an elegant style that combines the look of a fine drapery, the ease, and convenience of a window shade, and classic lines suitable for any room, taste or décor style making it a beautiful window treatment option. The design of a Roman shade is typically a flat piece of fabric with accordion-like folds that come together when the lift mechanism is operated. Lift mechanisms can be corded or motorized.
Like drapes, Roman shades provide excellent coverage, yet they can be raised up and out of the way when you want to enjoy the view. This also allows you to have control over the amount of light that is filtering through your windows. And if you’re planning to use top treatments or drapes over shades, you’ll find that Roman shades unique styling fits well with the treatments of your choice!
By getting your Roman shades motorized, you gain full light control and full privacy with a simple touch of a button, the ultimate luxury, and convenience.
Modern Roman shades come in a wide variety of colors and styles and can be mounted inside of the window frame, exposing the molding, or on the outside as well. Roman shades can also be customized to look causal or dressed up. Depending on fabric and style, they enhance the design of traditional, classic or very formal spaces. Roman shades are available in simple styles that lie flat against your window or in pronounced rounded folds that give an almost louvered look to your window design.
Motorized / Alexa Compatible
Roman shades using traditional fabrics are not a good use case for humid environments like kitchens and bathrooms. Selecting fabrics that will not collect dust or develop mold due to dampness is imperative in kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchen window treatments tend to soak up oils and grease, eventually caking dust on them. It is essential to clean the grime and grease regularly so that your shades maintain cleanliness.
Light-filtering or blackout liner fabrics are available to help control light and protect privacy for every room of your home. Most importantly, these energy-efficient window shades keep warm air in during the winter months and cooler air during the summer, enhancing energy efficiency.
Yes, you can hang roman shades over blinds. Due to how blinds and roman shades are mounted, when you consider pairing them, one will need to mount inside the window frame, and the others are mounted outside the window frame. Due to the soft aesthetic of roman shades, they are more commonly paired with drapes or curtains.
The Roman shade has a base bar, and each front pleat has a ring or bar on the backside of the fabric for the cord of the lift mechanism to pass through. When the roman shade is lifted, each ring or bar comes into contact with the bar at the base of the shade, creating a collapsed folded shade. When the shade is entirely open, it appears flat against the window.
Maintaining clean window treatments is essential to the longevity of the window treatment. For roman shades, cleaning helps avoid stains from setting and ensures that the fabric is kept beautiful for years to come. Roman shades can be constructed with a large variety of fabric choices. Review the fabric type for each window treatment to ensure that the cleaning regiment will not harm the fabric. It is suggested that the shades be vacuumed weekly with an upholstery brush attachment or dusted with a microfiber cloth or new duster. In addition, to prevent a spill or stain from setting, immediately blot the fabric with club soda and a cloth.
Roman shades are one of the most elegant window treatment solutions. Roman shades are installed vertically so that when the shade is open, the fabric stacks evenly, and when the shade is closed, it is visibly smooth. Roman shades can be installed cordless, motorized, or traditionally with cords. Roman shades can complement any interior space in your home. There are various styles, including flat, cascade, relaxed, tulip, and pleated. This style shade can be layered with other window treatments and have a liner for additional UV protection or blackout functionality.
I love using Roman shades in my client's homes. They are functional, but there is no better way to get a professionally designed showcase home look. They bring style and softness to the room while pulling everything together; they are like adding a touch of jewelry. There are many ways to achieve the look you want with Roman shades by using different fabric textures and colors. Using beautifully embroidered silk in the master bedroom, you can design a romantic getaway; canvas or cotton shades with contrasting banding look excellent in children's rooms and playrooms. You can even get them in a woven wood material that allows you to have a more organic or beach feel. The beauty of Roman shades is when they're entirely lifted out of your window; not only do you maintain your view, but they create the look of a designer valance. If you love that look and you want to keep it all of the time, even when the shade is down, use the hobbled Roman shade style, and it will look the same when it's down as when it's up. The only way to wow your friends even more is by adding drapery panels on each side to frame its beauty! I would highly suggest considering Roman shades for your next window purchase.
|Elegant design||High cost|
|Layered fabric||Less appealing from outside|
|Plenty of textile options||Seamed fabric for larger widths|
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