Decorating Your Windows With Roman Shades
Roman shades are some of the most popular and stylish types of window treatments going. Roman shades are a type of window covering designed to help block out the sun and shade a room. They are different from other types of window coverings, such as vertical blinds, in that they stack up in evenly sized panels when the shade is lifted. When the shade is lowered, however, they create a relatively smooth appearance. Alternatively, roman shades may be created to maintain a somewhat “hobbled” look, with the vertical panels still being evident when the shade is closed. Typically, roman shades are raised and lowered with a cord system. The cord can be pulled until the shades reach the desired height, allowing portions of the window to be exposed while blocking out other areas. In this case, the top portion is stacked, while the bottom portion remains extended in the same way it would be if the shade were completely closed.
Roman shades are available in a wide variety of colors. In addition, they can be made with a design or picture that is revealed once the shade is lowered. These shades may also be purchased or made in colors to match other items of decor within a room, such as tablecloths, upholstery, or pillowcases.