A beautiful trend, roman shades are fabric window coverings that can be raised or lowered with a cord system. Romans are a stunning and functional way to warm up a room, or make a statement. Like other shadings, they can provide privacy and energy efficiency. They work well on their own, or as part of a layered treatment.
Like other shades on the market, you need a cord system to raise and lower them, BUT, new lifting systems which are required for child safety actually make this popular window covering more convenient. In addition to the continuous cord system, romans are available with cordless operation, and can also be motorized.
Romans can be constructed in various styles. Flat shades can be a simple or contemporary look, or allow you to show off a large pattern. A relaxed shade with curved folds at the bottom gives you a softer look. “Hobbled” shades have folds at regular intervals when the shade is fully lowered.
From classy to casual, this design trend is something to consider when selecting fabric treatments for your windows.