Roman Shades or Blinds can be practical, affordable, stylish and versatile. However, if you don’t know what makes one Roman Blind better than another, you might end up with some that aren’t practical or stylish at all. Fortunately, there are ways to purchase custom Roman Shades that will be both useful to you and your home. Below are four things to look for when shopping for Roman Shades.
Look for Shades that Complement Your Current Window Treatments
If you’re going to pair your Roman Blinds with other window treatments, then you must consider how they’ll work together. For example, pairing a textured shade with plaid, striped or solid-coloured drapery could create a simple, casual appearance. You could also create a sophisticated, formal look by pairing a shade with clean lines with cascading, elegant drapery panels. Additionally, a striking, rustic look can be achieved by placing a wood cornice above a shade with bright, bold colours.
Shades have many functions. They can provide privacy, filter light or simply add aesthetic appeal. For example, ‘blockout’ Roman Shades block sunlight and provide optimum privacy. If you only want your window treatments to filter sunlight and protect against harmful UV rays, you should consider shades with light-filtering fabric or purchase lining. However, you won’t have to worry about privacy, because all Roman Shades are designed to provide sufficient privacy.
Consider If Your Shades to Stand Out or Blend In
Roman Shades are versatile, meaning they’re available in many styles and colours. They can be simple or elegant. However, the shades you choose should fit your style and needs. For example, you could choose shades that match the colour of your walls and completely blend in or shades with bold colours and/or patterns that provide visual interest. You could also choose a window treatment that simply complements the colour of your walls and/or furniture. Embellishments and rich fabrics can also be used to provide a formal, sophisticated appeal.
Choose Your Design Details Wisely
Shades and/or blinds are customisable, meaning they can be designed the way you want. You can choose where you want the draw cord to be placed – on either side, the bottom or top of the shade. Some shades can also be designed with remote control operation. However, ease of operation will depend on the design of your home and you own personal needs. If you have, children or pets, a high draw cord or remote-control operation might work best. Of course, customisation also extends to the look of your Roman Shades. For example, you could have a valance sewn right on to your shades, design shades with decorative trim or have them customised with any colour or pattern you want.
When shopping for shades or curtains online, remember these helpful tips and simplify your shopping experience.