Roman Shade Styles
November 24, 2020
Roman shades are roman shades, aren’t they? In fact, these soft fabric window coverings are versatile with respect to both aesthetic and function. Roman shades are an increasingly popular window treatment because they match well with any décor – contemporary, traditional, elegant, or sleek. When you really want to make a design statement, roman shades are an excellent choice; but they’re more than just a pretty accent for your windows – roman shades offer a range of functional benefits making them a great fit for any room.
The streamlined appearance of roman shades combined with the classic feel of fabric on windows belies the functional range of these blinds. Designed from a solid piece of fabric that folds into even stacks when raised or lowered, roman shades are also available in rolling varieties. Rolling roman shades do not feature internal cords while the stacking alternative eliminates exposed cords – both offer excellent safety features for homes with young children. These functional features also lend to the clean aesthetic of roman shades.
In addition to rolling or folding, the main styles of roman shades are flat roman shades and soft fold roman shades. Flat roman shades are named as such because they hang flat to the window. Typically, they fold neatly along the top when lifted. Flat roman shades are slim and fit well with sliding doors and French doors. Soft fold roman shades essentially fold loosely and create a looped appearance when raised.
Roman shades are also available in a wide range of fabrics to bring rich colours, beautiful textures, and unique details to style your windows. Likewise, the variety of fabrics lends functional features as well. Polyester roman shades, for example, are easy to clean and stand up well to the rigours of family life. Moreover, different materials mean you have more options for light control. From sheer to black out, roman shades provide the privacy control you want or need.
Roman shades also feature many technological advances in window coverings. I’m sure you never considered the “technology” of blinds or shades, but roman shades are among the most advanced. Roman shade designs have been integrated with cellular shade designs to provide exceptional energy efficiency properties. This means less heat loss in the winter and cooler indoor temperatures in the summer as well as reduced energy costs. Once again, all roman shades are available in a number of woven and non-woven fabrics with various choices for colour, texture, pattern, and privacy.
So whatever your design preference, functional need, or budget, you’re sure to find beautiful roman shades that suit your unique purpose. Kitchens, bathroom, living rooms, and bedrooms can all be fitted with roman shades that are suited perfectly to their environment.