Using Roman Shades With Curtains
Using Roman shades with curtains adds color and style to your windows without a lot of work. Here are several tips to using roman shades with curtains. Choose unconstructed Roman shades for individual windows banked on a wall. Install one long curtain rod across the bank of windows and Roman shades. Attach the curtain to the rod using large rings that slide along the rod. Contrast colors between the Roman shades and curtains for a dynamic effect or match the fabric between the curtains and shades for a seamless look. Coordinate Roman shade fabric and curtains when you have small windows and a sliding glass door in the same room. Use balloon or Austrian Roman shades for the windows and match the fabric to the curtains for the sliding glass door. Layer a fabric pattern from the curtains over solid-colored flat Roman shades. Choose the color of the shades from the pattern on the curtains for a unified look.
Use flat Roman shades to minimize folds and fabric set behind drawn curtains on a traverse rod. Open the curtains by pulling the cord on the two-way traverse rod. Install white Roman shades with a double swoop over a large window in the kitchen. Use taupe pleated curtains in an open position to create an airy feel in the room. Place soft-fold waterfall Roman shades between curtains that never close to complement a bedroom’s windows. Soft-fold waterfall shades have permanent folds regardless of whether the shade is lowered or raised.