Roman shades are simply “cool” – there’s no other way to describe them.
Roman shades can be made by a drapery company or they may be purchased from a window covering company who sells blinds and shades. For example, Hunter Douglas, a major supplier and well known name in the industry has the vignette. Comfortex Window Fashions, a division of Hunter Douglas recently came out with the Envision II shade.
The choices of fabric and styles are phenomenal from these major suppliers. However, if you want to pick a gorgeous drapery fabric and have a drapery workroom make the roman shade, you will also be so happy. Customers fall in love with the many fabric choices available in the market and a drapery company can manufacture several different styles.
Roman shades particularly look good in a kitchen or office area. They can be used anywhere in the house. But, the “softness” of the roman shade allows the kitchen and office area to soften because there are a lot of hard surface areas!
As mentioned above, there are different styles of roman shades. The flat panel roman shade is an excellent choice for a contemporary home. Missouri and Illinois tend to be traditional Midwestern states. However, some customers have a contemporary feel and the flat roman works very well.
Something else to consider when thinking about a roman shade… If you are someone who wants to raise and lower the shade, then a roman can achieve this too. If you want to have the roman tuck away, then getting a custom roman shade from leading manufacturers as mentioned above is a good choice. These companies offer their own cassette headbox that simply allows the fabric to tuck in and virtually disappear when open so there is a great view outside.
A drapery workroom like ours can create a fabric valance too and serve the same purpose.