To introduce the truly versatile Roman shade, we’re taking a small liberty with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a [Roman shade] by any other name would [be] as sweet.”
A nod to their popularity for many years, Roman shades do have lots of names and, regardless of what you call them, they are sweet. Sometimes referred to as a combination of blinds and drapery, or even Roman blinds, Roman shades give the operational convenience of blinds or shades, with the opulent beauty of fabric drapery. With Budget Blinds® you can have elegant custom Roman shades by any name you choose:
- Relaxed, Slouched or Soft
- Classic and Reverse Classic
- Balloon, Austrian or Cloud
- Pleated, Knife pleat
- Flat: Unconstructed or Constructed
- Hobbled, Looped, Waterfall, Cascading or Teardrop
There’s a Roman shade for every need
Despite the wide range of names and styles, a Roman shade is basically a fabric window covering panel that folds up accordion style, creating even horizontal folds. When raised, a Roman shade stacks in folds at the top, providing the look of a decorative fabric valance. The amount of fabric and how the shade folds is what defines the design, from Flat to Hobbled to Balloon, and everything in between. Whatever you need covered, there’s a Roman shade to meet the need!
- Narrow windows, wide windows, French doors and uniquely shaped or shallow windows can be covered with ease.
- Available in endless fabrics and colors, you can create your unique fashion statement, including Shabby Chic, Modern, Traditional, Global Artistry, Romantique or Masculine Melange.
- Roman shades can be cord operated, child-safe cordless lift, or motorized for ultimate convenience.
- Light controls range from sheer to light-filtering to complete room-darkening, making them ideal solutions for bedrooms.
Roman shades offer benefits beyond beauty
As fabulous and refreshing as beautiful window coverings are, Roman shades bring more to your windows than just beautiful style, color and design. Energy efficiency is an important benefit, helping to control energy costs all year long. The insulation factor of Roman shades can be improved with heavier linings to keep out either cold or excessive heat, helping to maintain a consistent temperature.
Roman shades can increase the comfort and convenience of your home in other ways as well:
- Light and privacy can be controlled with fabric opacity, pattern, and color or optional linings that can go all the way to blackout.
- Protect your furnishings from harmful UV rays with light-filtering Roman shades while keeping your view.
- Top-down/bottom-up shades give light and privacy control beyond fully open or fully closed.
- Enjoy the luxury of lush fabrics on your windows at a fraction of the cost of full-length drapes.
- Cordless lift or motorization provides a safety factor for homes with children and pets.
- Hard-to-reach windows are neutralized with motorized remote control Roman shades.
- Go green with eco-friendly Roman shades made from 100% organic materials like woven woods, jute, and bamboo.
If you’re considering new window treatments, Roman shades are an ideal way to bring luxury into your home, adding the richness of beautiful fabrics to your windows without the cost and volume of full draperies. The range of styles makes a Roman shade practical for any room, giving a pop of color, embracing the latest 2016 fashion trends, or finding solutions for problem windows.
Fabric choices include solids, stripes, florals, ethnic prints, geometric patterns, nature motifs and more, in linen, silks, cotton, blends and natural fibers. Factor in layered treatments like valances and drapery panels and you have endless design possibilities!
Don’t get overwhelmed with all the options, your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant will bring fabric and style samples to your home and help you create the perfect window coverings on the spot! Being able to see how the colors and textures will work with your décor, you’ll be amazed at how easy it can be. Call 866-879-9730 today to schedule a FREE, in-home consultation or go online to www.budgetblinds.com to find the Style Consultant nearest you. In addition to window shades, view the galleries of window blinds, shutters and soft treatments like drapes, curtains, and valances in our exclusive Inspired Drapes® collection and dare to dream.