Before and After – Roman Shades
Roman shades combine the soft elegance of a fine drapery with the ease and convenience of a shade. Their traditional and timeless look beautifully showcases natural textures and woven patterns to add softness, romance or boldness to any room or décor.
The Origins of Roman Shades
Roman Shades are said to date to Rome’s famed Colosseum, the ancient arena that was the site of elaborate Roman spectacles. Excavations of the Colosseum have revealed that the Romans used astounding technological developments to create shows. A system of retractable fabric shades was part of the luxurious amenities offered to spectators, according to a Smithsonian magazine article: https://bit.ly/2AGUC0d
While the Colosseum’s elaborate horizontal shade was different from the smaller vertical Roman shade of today, the system of ropes and pulleys used to move this flexible sunscreen were crucial to the development of our Roman shades.
Why You Should Choose Roman Shades
Roman Shades elevate your home’s decor with stunning versatility and innovative design. They combine the soft elegance of a fine drapery with the ease and convenience of a shade. Their traditional and timeless look beautifully showcases natural textures and unique patterns to add softness, romance or boldness to any room or décor.
Choose from classic flat, knife pleat, or even looped shades. There’s always a style that will fit your needs! Plus, many of our premium shades are also available with privacy or blackout liners.
Roman Shade Features
- Variety of styles to appeal to any design preference from traditional to casual to modern to completely elegant
- Wide selection of light-filtering to room darkening fabric choices, including soft silks, classic stripes, bold patterns, refined neutrals and stylish jacquards
- Available in many style options, from tear drop shades, to cascading folds, to relaxed folds to tailored flat
- When raised, Roman shades stack and convert to a decorative valance at the top of the window
- The look of a costly custom shade at an affordable price
- Provide privacy while allowing natural light into the room
- Neutral fabric lining from the street side for a uniform appearance
- Can be motorized or cordless for child safety
Calm and minimal, frilly or faux, There’s a Roman shade for you! Give us a call at 262-643-8484 and let us help you elevate your home’s décor!