Different Types of Roman Shades

Infographic: Exquisite Roman and Roller Shades for your Room

Arjay’s window Fashion helps you to decide the best window shading options for your home. Know more about different types of Roman Shades and different features of Roller shades which will help you to choose the best window shading for your room. Contact Arjay’s Window Fashion today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Roman Shades for Sun room

Building Better Sunroom with Roman and Roller Shades

In his recent article “25 Design Trends Coming to Homes Near You in 2016” Houzz’s Mitchell Parker writes that Sunrooms are a “top dream space” for many homeowners and “even those who don’t have the luxury of having or adding one, are finding a way to carve out a special sun-drenched corner in their homes.”  Arjay’s Window Fashions has helped create some of the most spectacular Sunrooms in Santa Barbara County.

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Why Roman Shades are Most Popular Window Coverings?

As soon as you buy a home, the first thing you must do is add window treatments, lest you lose all sense of privacy. While it seems that choosing blinds or shades is such a simple choice, you have a lot of options to consider. Roman shades are classic selections that build beauty into your home, just as they make your home more comfortable. With the right motorized shades from Arjay’s Window Fashions, you also get added convenience.

Simple Layout

The principle behind shades is simple. That is, you should be able to quickly adjust a shade to allow light in, or block it out. Roman shades are particularly beautiful because of their construction. Made of lightweight, woven fabric in:

  • linen
  • cotton
  • cotton-polyester blend
  • silk

Roman shades provide simple covering that is perfectly timeless. Lighter fabrics in lighter colors are preferred because they allow more natural light to come through. A lining may be added to protect the delicate fabric from bleaching by the sun. While hundreds of types of fabrics are used to make the shades, more expensive fabrics such as silk and added convenience features increase the motorized shade cost.

Classic Fashions

Once you select the fabric, you must decide how you want the shades to look. Roman shades are versatile and come in a variety of styles. You could choose a plain layout with a straight shade. Or, you might opt for cascade shades. Roman shades with a cascade effect draw up by a similar pulley system. But, instead of rolling up or accordion pleating the extra fabric, the shade pulls up in cross-sections. The effect is billowing, almost like a waterfall.

Convenience Features

People love to choose Roman shades for window treatments for their ease of use and convenience. If you have a lot of windows, or simply do not enjoy rolling the shades up or down, Arjay’s Window Fashions offers motorization. Imagine opening your shades with a click of a button, and no more pulling and adjusting. Even better, our system allows you to set timers and solar sensors to automatically adjust your window treatments to your specifications.

Roman shades are some of the easiest and most beautiful window treatments to purchase for your home. In your choice of fabrics and colors, your Roman shades ensure that your windows reflect your unique style but also provide you the comfort and privacy you need. With motorized shades from Arjay’s Window Fashions, you find just the right balance of classic simplicity and convenient technology.

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Roman Shades of Natural Materials Show the World You Care About your Home and the Earth

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.
Options Include:

• 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.