Types of Roman Shades

Types of Roman Shades

October 22, 2021 By Hunter Douglas

 

What are Roman Shades? : the Timeless Classic in Window Coverings

 

Rich, full-length draperies can certainly add drama and elegance to a room. But sometimes you need a clean, streamlined look at the window, especially if space is limited. Roman shades are a classic staple in décor, and are known for the soft, modern polish they bring to any room. In their basic form, Roman shades are simply fabric window coverings that can be raised or lowered with the help of a cord system and rings sewn on the back of the fabric. When raised, the fabric stacks evenly in horizontal folds. 

Vignette in Pampa Chia
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades Fabric: Pampa   Color: Chia

The Modern Take on a Classic Roman Shade

 

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades take the Roman shade concept to the next level of style and tailoring. These modern Roman shades are available in both rolling and stacking options. The rolling style is the only Roman shade on the market without internal lift cords, and the fabric shade rolls completely into the headrail for unobstructed views. The stacking style has no exposed cords for enhanced safety in homes with children and pets. The result with either style is an impeccably clean, uncluttered Roman shade with an equally clean, uncluttered back. The gorgeous fabric choices in Vignette Modern Roman Shades are extensive and made from 100% polyester for durability and easy cleaning.

 

For exclusive fabric choices, Alustra® Vignette Modern Roman Shades are worth looking at. The rich textures, precision tailoring and shimmering details give a look of artistry to the humble Roman shade. Choices like Villa, a dimensional organic texture with a basket weave appearance, offer such eye-catching interest that you may be tempted to leave them lowered at all times to showcase the beauty of the fabric.

 

And for light control like never before, Vignette Modern Roman Shades take a brand-new approach with their Duolite® option. A flat-fold light-filtering or sheer front shade and a room-darkening panel occupy one roller—seamless and simple. Once the front shade is fully lowered, the back liner can be lowered to achieve your desired level of light control and privacy.

Customized by You

 

If modern isn't for you, there are a multitude of other choices in fabric Roman shades that help you define your style, add convenience, and control light and privacy in better ways. Roman shades come in three different styles—flat, batten front, batten back—to give you slightly different looks in how the shade appears. And an optional lining on the back hides lift strings and, of course, adds another layer to control light and increase insulation.

Vignette in India Silk Taj
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades Fabric: India Silk  Color: Taj

The Many Choices of Roman Shades

 

Today's Roman shades are leaps and bounds ahead of the original window covering. The sheer variety of fabrics and opacities means this versatile shade offers something for everyone. And with innovations in liners and operating systems, the clean, modern Roman shade has never looked better.

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