All about Roman Shades... by: Kristine Grover
Roman Shades, once considered old-fashioned and frumpy, have seen a delightful revival. They can be bright, cheerful and as colorful as your favorite painting, or they can be ethereal, light and effortlessly blend into your surroundings. Roman Shades are simply made from a flat piece of material that folds up accordion style and is pulled up by a cord which evenly raises the blind. Roman shades are often mounted inside the window like a blind but however, can be mounted outside of the window. Like other different types of window treatments, Roman Shades when lowered provide light control, privacy and can even help with temperature control if lined with an insulating fabric. There are several different types of Roman Shades. Here are a few I would like to share. Flat Roman Shades If you love big bold patterns on your shades, then the flat Roman style is the way to go. Made with one continuous piece of fabric, these shades hang flat in front of a window. This style of Roman is without horizontal seams, patterns remain pleasingly uninterrupted which expertly showcases the pattern and color of your material. Regardless of the fabric, the smooth drape of this style provides a simple, clean and casual look.