The Design Possibilities of Roman Shades


How you dress a window can completely change the look of a room. Many people think of window coverings as very utilitarian, and they narrowly focus on blinds. Blinds are very functional and a fine choice in some circumstances, but window coverings can be so much more! And no window covering provides the splash of fashion and color for a room like a Roman shade.

To be very clear, Roman shades also provide fantastic functionality. If you lower them they provide complete privacy, and with a good quality liner they are great for room darkening. They are easily operated, particularly with the cordless option that is now very popular. You can mount them both inside and outside a window, providing design versatility. And you can layer them with other window treatments.

But what stands out most about Roman shades are the colors and patterns that they can bring to a room. Interior design often involves layered accent colors over neutral backgrounds. Someone might choose a couch that is a neutral color so that it doesn’t dominate a room. Then, to bring life to the design, they would choose bright throw pillows for it. In the same way, often walls are light gray or beige. Adding Roman shades in the windows provides a color pop for the room!

What is great about Roman shades is the wide range of choices that can be made. There is a lot of variety in the design of the shade itself. They can have the traditional looped design, or they can lay flat for a modern/transitional look. There is also a variety in the type of materials available. They can be made in natural materials for an island, relaxed, or rustic look, or they can be made of all kinds of patterned and vibrantly colored fabrics.

Here at Made in the Shade, we value clean functionality in our window covering offerings, but we also love design! Because we have partnered with a number of different vendors, we can offer an amazing number of fabrics. Or if you have a fabric already chosen then we can even use your own material! For every home owner in Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Mebane, we want to be your “go to” source when you are ready to dress up a room with beautiful Roman shades.

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