Roman Shade Styles Defined
Roman Shades: The Timeless Classic in Window Coverings
Rich, full-length draperies can certainly add drama and elegance to a room. But sometimes you need a clean, streamlined look at the window, especially if space is limited. Roman shades are a classic staple in décor, and are known for the soft, modern polish they bring to any room. In their basic form, Roman shades are simply fabric window coverings that can be raised or lowered with the help of a cord system and rings sewn on the back of the fabric. When raised, the fabric stacks evenly in horizontal folds.
The Modern Take on a Classic
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades take the Roman shade concept to the next level of style and tailoring. These modern Roman shades are available in both rolling and stacking options. The rolling style is the only Roman shade on the market without internal lift cords, and the fabric shade rolls completely into the headrail for unobstructed views. The stacking style has no exposed cords for enhanced safety in homes with children and pets. The result with either style is an impeccably clean, uncluttered Roman shade with an equally clean, uncluttered back. The gorgeous fabric choices in Vignette Modern Roman Shades are extensive and made from 100% polyester for durability and easy cleaning.
For exclusive fabric choices, Alustra® Vignette Modern Roman Shades are worth looking at. The rich textures, precision tailoring and shimmering details give a look of artistry to the humble Roman shade. Choices like Villa, a dimensional organic texture with a basket weave appearance, offer such eye-catching interest that you may be tempted to leave them lowered at all times to showcase the beauty of the fabric.
And for light control like never before, Vignette Modern Roman Shades take a brand-new approach with their Duolite®option. A flat-fold light-filtering or sheer front shade and a room-darkening panel occupy one roller—seamless and simple. Once the front shade is fully lowered, the back liner can be lowered to achieve your desired level of light control and privacy.
A Roman Shade and Cellular Shade in One
For superior energy efficiency, Solera® Soft Shades combine the soft, sculpted folds of a Roman shade with the insulating design of a cellular shade. The soft folds form pockets that add an extra layer of insulation at the window, saving you energy costs. But you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function. Solera shades come in a wide variety of luxurious woven and non-woven colors, textures and patterns in both light-filtering and room-darkening fabrics.
Customized by You
If modern isn’t for you, there are a multitude of other choices in fabric Roman shades that help you define your style, add convenience, and control light and privacy in better ways. Take Design Studio™ Roman Shades, available in a wide variety of timeless fabrics like cotton, silk and linen. They come in four different styles—flat, hobble, batten front, batten back—to give you slightly different looks in how the shade appears. And an optional lining on the back hides lift strings and, of course, adds another layer to control light and increase insulation.
Each shade is made specifically for the measurements of your window with close attention to detail and quality. What’s more, a sophisticated selection of tapes and trims elevates this classic shade to a customized masterpiece. All the fabrics, tapes and trims are available by the yard as well, so you can create decorative accents for your rooms.
Inside or Outside Mount?
The placement of your Roman shade depends on several elements. If your home has gorgeous moldings, you may opt to mount your shade on the inside of the window frame and still keep the architectural details on view. Or, if your home is fairly modern and the moldings are rather simple, mount the shades on the outside of the window. This option also provides more light blockage and privacy as the shade is slightly wider than the window. You may even choose to mount the top of the shade several inches above the top of the window frame to add more height to your room.
Enjoy Many Choices
Today’s Roman shades are leaps and bounds ahead of the original window covering. The sheer variety of fabrics and opacities means this versatile shade offers something for everyone. And with innovations in liners and operating systems, the clean, modern Roman shade has never looked better.
Blinded by Delight Window Coverings & Design
In December 2004, Cyndi Roberts founded Blinded by Delight Window Coverings & Design as a shop at home service. Due to the tremendous response and growing clientele, we officially opened our Hunter Douglas gallery in 2013.
The primary goal at Blinded by Delight is to educate our clients on the various options. There are many products and vendors with all different price points. The finished product is our client’s choice based on what is most important to them: be it price point, versatility, or uniqueness for their home.
Whether you are looking to spruce up your living space, update your home decor with contemporary window treatments or simply modernize your blinds and shades we have excellent specialists that will assist you in finding the best selection for the vision you have in mind for your custom window coverings.
Schedule an appointment today. It’s free, there’s no obligation. Come to our gallery to see all the options on display. Our Hunter Douglas Showroom is one of the best in the region! We ask that you bring your basic measurements of the custom window coverings you are interested in installing, as well as photographs when possible. Once you are ready, we will schedule an in-home appointment where we will take detailed measurements in order to finalize your project. Simply click on Schedule An Appointment or call 210-336-5266. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.