Roman shades, sometime referred to as Roman blinds, offer a unique solution
for those looking for a blend between a curtain and a shade. Roman shades are
made of fabric but built for precise light control to function like a shade.
Because they are made of fabric, Roman blinds can be customized to fit with any
décor for most rooms. Options for patterns range from more simplistic stripes
or solids up to more elaborate floral and decorative choices.
Why Choose Roman Shades?
Roman shades are the perfect choice for many rooms and styles. Here's why:
Style: Roman shades come in a wide assortment of colours, styles, patterns, and
fabrics allowing you to pick the perfect shade to match the décor of your room.
Functionality: A big win for those who want the beauty of drapes but don’t want to
sacrifice function. Roman blinds are easy to hang and operate while keeping with the
Light Control: Roman shades offer a wide variety of light control options. Precise
controls allow you to adjust to your desired height throughout the day. Additionally,
they are available in both light filtering and blackout to further control light or block
Roman shades are also available with a range of upgrade options to further
customize and get the perfect window treatment for your room.
Cordless Lift: This popular option provides a hidden control system that eliminates
the lift cord on your Roman shades and enables the shades to be easily raised or
lowered with the touch of a finger.
Continuous Cord Loop Controls: With this option, the cords on your Roman blinds
will be secured to wall or window frame, meaning your shades will have fewer visible
cords. A great choice for larger/heavier shades.
Motorized Lift: With a motorized lift upgrade, your Roman shades can be raised or
lowered at the push of a button.
Hobbled Fold: In addition to the standard plain flat fold, you can choose to upgrade
to a hobbled fold on many roman shades. When the shade is fully extended, it will
retain the soft folds or "loops" of fabric for a more traditional look.
Valances and Cornices: A stylish topper to accent your shades. Some Roman blinds
feature fabric-wrapped wooden headrails at the top of the shade, or decorative trim
at the bottom.
Top Down / Bottom-Up Lift: This upgrade allows you to raise your shades from the
bottom or lower from the top. A great option if you’d like to let in natural light while
maintaining some privacy.
Liners: Privacy liners can be added to give you more night time privacy or block light
during the day. Liners also protect your Roman shades from sun damage.
While Roman shades are a great option for window coverings, they may not be
the perfect option for everyone or for every room. A few things to consider:
Roman blinds have a tall stack when fully raised, which can obstruct part of the view
even when lifted.
The mechanisms and folds require a certain minimum window depth to hang
properly; be sure to check depth requirements if you are planning an inside mount.
Roman shades are made from fabric, and therefore not ideal in areas of high
moisture such as a bathroom.