Pleated Roman shades have been used for centuries although they seem very modern. The fabric shades provide privacy but when raised, clear off your window to provide light. Consider an applique or stencil along the face pleat (top fold). The shade will appear as an attractive valance when opened. Roman shades can be inside or outside mounted and are easy to install. Our fabric choices allow us to customize a Roman shade that can be more opaque with the use of lining or used as a light covering when made from our Handkerchief Linens and Scrims.
Traditional & Relaxed Roman Shades
Order our fabric sample pack to review your fabric options and decide if you will want your shades lined (about lining). Check our custom price list for full cost information or contact us with any questions or for an estimate.
TO ORDER ROMAN SHADES: Measuring for shades is similar to measuring for curtains. If your shades will be hanging within the window frame (inside mount), simply measure side to side for width measurement and the inside top to sill for the length measurement. For an inside mounted shade, you will need about 1" of flat space to screw the mounting board to the top of the window frame. If your shades will be outside mounted (on the window frame or door or on the wall above the window frame), you will need to decide where you want the shade to start and end to determine the width. It is traditional for all shades to stop at the window sill. The mounting board for outside mount shades is attached with brackets. You will need about 1 1/2" flat space for the brackets and the edge of the mounting board.
Select an appliqué or a stencil design. Roman shades pleat up from the bottom with the first part of the shade disappearing first. If you have a stencil or applique on the bottom edge of the shade, it will not show when the shade is up. A good place for a motif to be displayed is the top face pleat. When the Roman shade is up, it will look like a soft fabric valance when the shade is drawn up.
Generally, Roman shades come with drawing cords for the rigging on the right side of the shade. However, you may specify "left draw" if you want the drawing cords to be on the left of a bank of windows. Roman shades may be lined, just like curtains. And your custom Roman shades come with all the hardware you will need, including cleats to hold the cording against the wall.
HOW TO ORDER:
1. Decide if you would like inside or outside mount shades.
2. Measure your windows to within an 1/8" and decide what style of shades you want. You can probably figure a rough price yourself (please see our price list), but we would be happy to do an estimate for you.
3. Decide if you would like an appliqué (view our appliqué design) or a stencil (see our stencil designs).
Email or call us with your information and we will do an estimate for you.