The Blinds Review.

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Roman Shades Add Class and Style

Decorating your home is a very personal thing for most people. Fortunately, there are endless combinations of styles that you can choose from, especially when it comes to window dressings and window treatments. Roman shades are one very popular choice, mostly because they come in such a wide variety of styles, colors, patterns and materials. Just about any person’s taste can be accounted for with some sort of Roman shade.

Roman shades are also popular because they not only add style and class, but they can increase privacy and prevent neighbors from being able to peek in. Because they are so easy to raise and lower, using the installed cords, Roman shades can either quickly be raised to let the sunshine in, or lowered to increase privacy. Certain Roman shades can also be lowered from the top, which is an added privacy bonus. Those Roman shades that are made from wood or bamboo may allow more light to enter a room, but they can be easily lined with a cotton material that can increase the privacy of the shade.

Different materials for Roman shades will add different types of style. For example, bamboo shades or Roman shades that are made from wood or natural materials can provide a look that is more exotic, even tropical, while a patterned fabric or brocade may present a much more classic or formal look. Roman shades work well in every room of the house, and with virtually any type of décor.

The folds on Roman shades can be varied, depending on the type of look and style that is desired. Flatter folds present a sleeker look, while folds that are more “ballooned” can be fancier, or even whimsical, depending on the fabric and pattern choices. Choosing the way the blinds will lay, both raised and lowered, is another decision to be made when selecting the perfect Roman shades for your room.

The addition of lace, beads, sequins or other accessories can also enhance the effects of the basic Roman shade, and help it to complement any style easily. What’s really great about Roman shades is that the wide variety of styles and colors to choose from means that you can easily use them to either match or contrast any type of furniture, bedding or upholstery that you have, in any room, completing a “look” that is stunning and uniquely your very own.

Most Roman shades are custom fit or sized to fit perfectly inside the window frame, allowing for a very sleek look. There are options for fitting the Roman shades over the window frame, if that is the look that is preferred.

Deciding on a Roman shade to complement the décor of a room is not the difficult decision, but with so many different looks available, choosing from the many options to make the perfect window treatment can be a challenge!