What You Need To Know About Roman Shades

Feb 21, 2023

Roman shades are soft window coverings that hang flat against the window when lowered and create crisp folds of fabric when raised. They can be either functional or non-functional, and offer infinite design options because they can be made from any fabric and in a variety of styles. Roman shades are a great option in spaces where draperies aren’t possible and/or in smaller spaces like kitchens and baths where a simple elegant shade is all you need.

They can also be used on doors. 


Are Roman shades right for You?

Rich, full-length draperies can add drama and elegance to a room. Sometimes, however, you prefer a clean, streamlined look for your windows. Roman shades are visually appealing, perfect for any room and can be easily layered with draperies.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do you have room for a (drapery) stack back? A stack back is the amount of space the drapery takes up when fully opened. If you don’t have a lot of room, you might want to forego draperies altogether and choose Roman shades instead.
  2. Are your windows odd sizes or difficult to reach? Window coverings are great at problem-solving, and Roman shades are a convenient option for any window that’s causing issues.
  3. Is the window in a small room or area? Roman shades don’t take up as much space physically as draperies, but they still add a lot of style to a room.
  4. Do you have pets or young children at home? Because Roman shades don’t go all the way down to the floor, you won’t have to worry about your children tugging on them as much or your pets rubbing up against them. 


6 common styles of Roman shades

Roman shades can be dressed up or down to fit any style home. There are several different types of Roman shades, and you can choose the perfect option for you based on how you want the shade to look when it’s in a lowered position.

Here are six types of Roman Shade Styles we see the most often:


Roman shades can be Completely Customized

Besides choosing a style that matches your home, you can personalize your Roman shades by adding details like inset borders and contrast piping. Roman Shades offer flexibility allowing you to choose the perfect product for your home decor.


You can also choose your operating system whether that be: corded, cordless, or motorized. Cordless and motorized Roman shades can simplify your life and are great options if you have young children.

Roman shades also offer privacy, temperature control, and light control. You can use a Top-Down/Bottom-Up system to position your window coverings how you like and customize the light balance and privacy in your home.





We can create Roman shades in the perfect fabric, trim, and style to fit your style beautifully. Contact us today to get started!