Roman Shades Give You A Variety Of Options To Make Your Windows Look Unique And Stylish

Our Roman Shades combine the soft look of fabric folds with the operating ease and convenience of a traditional shade, stacking smoothly and evenly when raised. Roman shades can bring an elegant, traditional look to your home, or they can be contemporary and relaxed. They are offered in many fabrics, colors, folds and opacities and do a beautiful job framing the window while picking up on the décor and color of the room. Adding options such as interlining, blackout lining, decorative trimmings and edge accents create a unique shade.

The endless range of fabrics and colors to choose from makes them an incredibly versatile window covering. There are several styles of Roman shades available and each create a different look and feel. Our experts can help you decide which shade style suits your needs and complements your décor.

A living room with grey roman shades and a bench.

Here are some of the popular styles:


This style features gentle folds when raised and lies flat when lowered which works well for patterned fabric when we do not want a stitch or fold to interrupt the pattern.


This style features gentle folds when raised and maintains the folded appearance when lowered which adds dimension to the window. It is best suited to plain or small scale patterned fabrics as a large pattern will be interrupted by the folds. It also works well for blackout-lined shades as the stitch lines are concealed behind the folds of the fabric providing superior light control.


This style gives the impression of a little “smile” when lowered as the center hangs farther down than the edges creating a gentle curve at the bottom of the shade.


This style offers more texture when lowered compared to the Flat style due to the horizontal lines that are created where the battens are sewn into the fabric at regular intervals. The battens add structure to the shade and help the fabric collapse into even folds when the shade is raised.

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