By: Ava Williams
It’s time for an upgrade of your home’s window treatments. But where do you start? Deciding which shades or blinds will go best in your home is a process. Roman shades have seen a resurgence in popularity — but are they right for your rooms? Today, we’re digging into all the details on Roman shades so you can decide if they’re the window treatment you’ve been looking for.
Roman shades are crafted similarly to [roller shades])/shades/roller-shades), made from a flat length of material that moves up or down. Roller shades can be made with other materials such as vinyl, whereas Roman shades are crafted primarily with different fabrics.
Roman shade fabrics add texture and style to a room. With all the different options available for fabrics, Roman shades are an excellent way to tie in style detail and function into your window treatments.
Drapes are also crafted from fabric — they are fantastically elegant and add sophistication to a room. However, they’re also prominent design statement. Not everyone is looking for such a striking design, so Roman shades are a wonderful alternative to consider. The fabric is still eye-catching, but it adds a softness rather than making a statement.
The straight answer? Everywhere! Roman shades are excellent for:
Roman shades are a perfect choice for rooms needing stylistic appeal, but also stand up to the daily use of high traffic areas. Rooms such as kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms are examples of such spaces.
Because of their unique style and durability, they are exceptionally suited for open-concept spaces and rooms where privacy is a top priority.
Bathrooms need privacy. At the same time, a bathroom with natural light is highly desirable. Optimize your bathroom’s window treatment by using a top-down shade. You'll still have some natural light to brighten your intimate space while not giving up your comfort of solitude.
At Stoneside, we offer top-down bottom-up options for Roman shades as well as cellular shades. Cellular shades tend to be the best option for insulating, while Roman shades are preferred by some for more stylistic reasons.
In bedrooms and guest rooms, you need privacy and light control, but you should never have to give up on style. With a myriad of fabric choices and options for how the fabric falls, Roman shades are a superb choice. Subtler than drapery, Roman shades still bring fabric into play, adding a touch of softness to create a cozy retreat.
Because of their unique visual appeal, Roman shades make a wonderful eye-catching element in your kitchen. The top-down option allows for even more control, and with the many fabric choices available, you’ll be able to match your kitchen’s style flawlessly.
Keep in mind that if you choose a Roman shade for a window near the kitchen sink, you want to carefully consider your fabric options. You’ll want a fabric that won’t get stained easily or show droplets from splashing water. Stoneside has many options that can accommodate these needs and we can even recommend a treatment for your shades to keep excess water from spoiling the fabric.
Often, dining rooms and living rooms have unique interior design features such as sliding glass doors, french doors, or even bay windows. Roman shades match the dramatic quality of such unique windows, and pair well with other eye-catching elements. Plus, our Roman shades are always custom-made for each order, ensuring a perfect fit every time.
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Yes, they can! The materials offered for Roman shades come in a variety of light blocking strengths. If you’re looking for Roman shades for a bedroom, for example, you’ll undoubtedly be looking for more light control, as opposed to a living room where full blocking may not be needed.
We offer a variety of different fabrics as well as linings for our Roman shades. Custom made, they’re an excellent option for light control as a room darkening treatment — even blackout! The lining in our Roman shades help control light and even aid in climate control. Keep in mind that some light may still penetrate a window at the edges depending on the window. Our designers can suggest the best fit for your windows depending on your unique needs.
Other great options for light control include cellular shades and solar shades. Solar shades are a great choice if you need heavy-duty sunlight control including UV protection and glare protection. While both shade styles pair beautifully with draperies, they’re minimal in style. Roman shades are a great option because they provide the light control of shades with the soft style of draperies — all in one beautiful window treatment.
These are topics you will cover in your free consultation with a professional from our design team. If light control is a top priority, let your personal design consultant know — they’ll help you decide which light blocking window treatment will be best for your situation.
Once you choose your style of Roman shade and the fabric, you’ll discuss what level of light blocking you need from your shade. Your professional design consultant will guide you through your options so you can see what options fit your style and desires the most.
Yes. At Stoneside we offer five different types of Roman Shades and over 300 different types of fabrics. Our styles include:
With custom Roman shades, you get the power of choice. You choose how your shade lays as well as the level of light control. You can opt for more light control for rooms such as bedrooms and nurseries, and lighter control for rooms where that is less of a concern, like kitchens and dining rooms. The different types of Roman shades give you the ability to design your custom window treatments to match your home’s aesthetic.
With the diversity of styles, fabrics, textures, and liners, you'll be sure to find something that matches your home’s needs and design.
Even though Roman shades add texture with fabrics much like drapes, that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of drapes as well. Layering your Roman shades with custom drapery has a visually dramatic effect and offers more control from your window treatments. By layering, you’ll get more:
Layering your window treatments may seem a bit overwhelming, but our design consultants are here to help you every step of the way. Embrace your upgrades with layered window treatments to make your home even more comfortable.
Roman shades are a great addition to many spaces, but especially if they’re cordless. Our cordless Roman shades are controlled via a handheld remote control, which controls the small motor within the stack.
The benefits of cordless window treatments are seemingly endless. Motorized Roman shades are an excellent choice for rooms where cordless window treatments are needed, such as children's rooms and accessible rooms. A motorized Roman shade is stylish, comforting, and convenient.
You can find Roman shades at many different box stores. However, that doesn't mean those will be the best for your home.
Custom window treatments eliminate headaches and ensure a high-quality product. You’ll have treatments that fit your windows exactly. Our team measures each window multiple times to ensure a perfect fit. By choosing custom window treatments, you’re getting a superior product. One that’s built to last. At Stoneside, custom is what we do.
You'll also receive personal insight and guidance from our expert design team, so any questions you have that come up during this process will be answered before and after installation. We pride ourselves on consistently outperforming our competitors on customer service — with the highest customer satisfaction ratings. For the best service in the industry, and to learn more about our Roman shade options, and book a consult with us today.
Roman shades are an exceptionally versatile window treatment. Not only can you hang them in virtually any room, but they’re a beautiful style statement.
Now that you know all about them, what room are you looking forward to putting your new Roman shades in?
“Wait a minute, I don’t really know what I want and need when it comes to my window treatments...”
No problem — we hear it all the time! That’s why we’ve put together our extensive list of resources just for you. Get all the details on climate control, motorization, and making sure your style meshes with your window treatments.
Prefer to chat with a real person? Our team of design experts is here to help you every step of the way. Want to know what window treatment will be best for your bay window? Your new nursery? Or even those extra-large windows? We’ve got you covered. Whether it’s your living room, bedroom, or home office — no matter where you are looking to update and upgrade your window treatments — we’ll help you make the best decision for your home.
Plus, we know all the details about the style, material, and function of different window treatments, including our Roman shades.
Our clients are the best and deserve to have a stress-free experience when purchasing new window treatments. Reach out to us today and schedule your free consultation to get you started. We’ll find the best Roman shade for your home, and you’ll have stylish new window treatments in no time.