Roman shades offer the feel of drapes but with the versatility and functionality of traditional window shades. Your draped window coverings no longer have to hang limply. Install fabric Romans to give your home a modern feel but with a traditional warmth.
Roman blinds and shades are more decorative than your average window shades or blinds, and they can be customized to perfection. The easy part of the process is deciding to buy them. The fun part is creating your ideal custom Romans and blinds with the numerous style options available. Choosing custom coverings gives you the control and lets you fit your style and even your odd shaped windows.
How to Choose the Right Roman Window Treatments
While choosing is the fun part, it can also be the difficult part. You have many options and it can be difficult to narrow down your choices to just a handful. But don't let that stop you from diving right in. While a perfect covering for windows, Romans for French doors or sliding glass doors also have a great look. Here are a few options to consider to get you moving in the right direction:
Pattern, Color, and Fabric:
Every Roman shade style comes with unique patterns, colors, and fabric. Once you find the general look you want, you can start determining the specifics. Start with your fabric choices to narrow down your options.
Depending on the specific style, you can generally choose between linen, cotton, silk, or polyester. This helps you find the perfect fabric for your decorating needs, like cotton or polyester for a child-friendly alternative to silk fabric Romans.
Next, pinpoint your favorite colors and patterns available in your fabric of choice. There are countless options for solid colors or you can add a bit more flair by choosing a pattern. Whether you want florals, stripes, or something a bit more abstract, we offer a wide variety of Roman blinds. There is something for every style, including yours.
Before you go any further in the process, take a moment to request free samples. This can help you make your final decision, confirm your color or pattern choice, and see how it all works with the natural light you get in the space. Ordering free samples helps you get your customized order right the first time, saving you time and even a few headaches along the way.
Now that you’ve decided on fabric, color, and the pattern, the next natural step is to choose a fold style.
- The Classic Style Fold will give the cleanest look to your window shade when raised.
- The Flat Style Fold will do exactly what the name implies. The fabric panels simply fold over the next, as you raise the shade to the desired height.
- The European Style Fold works much like the flat fold style. The difference is that the bottom curves like a very wide letter "U", adding a European flair.
- The Hobbled Style Fold, which will give you the most drapery-like look. In this style, there are generous amounts of material gently cascading as your shade is raised.
Top Down/Bottom Up Options
Want an even more modern window covering option? Go with top down bottom up Romans. These allow you complete control in shade placement. You can keep your privacy by bringing the shade to the windowsill and you can leave the top of the window uncovered so you get the best natural light throughout the day.
Privacy or Blackout Liners
Privacy can be enhanced by adding a room darkening or blackout liner to your Romans. These liners also improve the level of light allowed into the room, making a great window shade for bedrooms and media rooms. This won’t change the look you’ve already created, but it does give you one more option to have a truly customized window shade. If privacy is important but you don't want the look afforded by our Romans, you can get a more casual look with our woven bamboo shades.
You don’t have to sacrifice safety for style. Cordless options give you a child-safe and pet-safe home while maintaining a modern look and feel.
Romans offer a softer, modern look. You don't have to have a modern or contemporary style in your home to benefit from fabric shades. They can create a nice balance between a more traditional style, but keep it from looking outdated. Sometimes all you need is a modern touch, and they are the perfect solution.
The right Romans can also create a beautiful balance between harsh, hard, masculine features or furniture and a softer feel of the cloth shades. This creates a dynamic, unique style that you can call your own.
Measuring Your Windows for Romans
All our products can be customized, so you can get the perfect fit. You do have to measure yourself, but don’t let that scare you. We can help you with what you need to know. The first thing you have to decide is whether you want an inside mount or an outside mount, as this will affect how you’re supposed to measure your window or door. Once you decide on your desired mount, the rest is even easier. We offer step-by-step measuring instructions. All that’s left after that is to place your order and enjoy your new coverings.
Here at SelectBlinds, we offer cheap Romans in price only. They may be affordable, but they’re also expertly crafted, durable, quality products. You won’t find the quality we have at the low prices we offer. When everyone is raising their prices because they’re a popular choice, we prefer to sell discount Romans so everyone, no matter their budget, can enjoy the sophistication of these products.