Roman Shades and Roman Blinds are two terms that are often used interchangeably. The type of window treatment called Roman Shades are known by its soft draping appearance, but it is similar to blinds that are pulled open and shut. Each fold in the Roman Shades is almost like a slat in the blind. As you pull the shades or blinds open, each fabric fold rises into the folds above and the result is draping fabric that gives any room an elegant feel.
Roman Shades are made from every kind of fabric imaginable – cottons, silks, velvets, linen, grass-like fabrics. And they come in every color possible.
When you are shopping for new window treatments or giving your home a makeover, consider making Roman Shades a new part of your decor. Roman Shades will give your home a look with clean lines, and this look has been successfully mingled with many different decorating styles. Country style homes have been updated with Roman Shades to add an air of country sophistication to the windows. Asian decor has been highlighted with Jade green Roman Shades. You can do the same in your home regardless of your style of decorating: eclectic, contemporary, French country, even the style evident in many urban lofts – industrial chic.
Many of us tend to neglect the window treatments in our kitchens. We think that putting cheap curtains on the kitchen windows is the norm and so we put up the frilly cafe curtains. We rationalize it to ourselves, thinking that nobody pays attention to them anyway. But the kitchen is the most-used room in the house (besides the bathroom), so why not put your best decorating “foot” forward and add Roman Shades on your windows? If you have a country kitchen, perhaps a rooster red or lemon yellow fabric in classic Roman Shades will give your windows just the hint of class that you’ve been looking for. If yours is an “eat-in” kitchen, having beautiful window treatments adds to the calm and enjoyment your family gets at your home-cooked meals.
When shopping for Roman Shades, you should consider buying the best that you can afford because they are an important investment for your home. Your windows tell a lot about you, not just to visitors to your home but also to those who are passersby. Nice shining windows deserve something better than those tired curtains that you’ve had for too long. If you can’t afford new Roman Shades in every room of your house, then try changing out your window treatments in one room at a time. Sit down and plan a budget and time line for sprucing up your windows. You’ll probably find that you can afford to improve the look of your windows a room at a time, and within a few months your whole house will be looking a lot better. Roman Shades will give your home a classic beauty that it deserves, and you’ll smile every time you look out your window.