Roman shades represent some of the most popular options in window coverings today. Whether you choose to have them custom-made of fabrics that match or contrast with your interior décor, or you opt for natural textures and environmentally friendly materials such as bamboo, hemp, reeds or woven woods, you can achieve clean-lined, functional, contemporary style for your windows.
Romans shades traditionally are installed on the inside of the window opening, and usually are designed to pull up in gentle folds from the bottom. When they are fully extended they present a flat, seamless look, although they can be more ornate, and sometimes are pleated or gathered. They can be dressy or casual. They can also be customized in a variety of ways to add function or conform to unusual window configuration.
• Insulating, room darkening, or sound-deafening layers
• Motorized operation
• Angled or arch-top construction
• Top-down operation
Some of the most popular choices today are derived from natural materials, reflecting a trend toward environmental concern, sustainable materials and natural fibers. Woven shades with an abundance of texture and earthy tones are top choices; they are stylish and hard-working, and they blend well with a variety of furnishing styles.
Chic, But Not Stark
Urban chic is popular today — not quite a minimal, sterile loft decor, but definitely not fussy. Tailored choices in blinds and simple fabric Roman shades mesh perfectly with this aesthetic. They may also be installed as part of a layered window treatment that includes valances, side panels or full draperies.
Depending on a room’s function and on the materials you choose for your Roman shades, you can achieve a light-hearted, whimsical, colorful treatment for your windows, or you can just as easily accomplish total room-darkening and sound control for a home theater installation. “Dressing” windows today is easier than ever. Shades designed with modern materials suit your needs and your lifestyle. They represent a wise choice, are adaptable for many situations, and are also available at a variety of price points.
Arjay’s Window Fashions, the leader in Southern California window fashions since 1975, has a full range of options available for you to consider. Our trained stylists will assist you in our Ventura showroom, or will bring samples to your home or office in order to allow you to select materials in the settings where they will be installed. Contact us at your convenience to schedule a complementary consultation.