Roman shades are a classically popular window treatment perfect that coordinate with any type of interior decor. Their versatility and durability make them the perfect shade for every room in your home. They have the ability to soften a room and add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral space.
Roman shades really did originate in Rome. Their original purpose was to shade pampered spectators in public amphitheaters or stadiums, the most famous being the Colosseum in Rome. Well-to-do audience members did not want to endure the hot sun and so they sat underneath large, elaborate cloth awnings that protected them from the heat. The system of ropes and pulleys that was used to move the awnings for events was the basis for the development of today’s Roman shades.
Roman shades are custom made. Each shade is complicated to make and takes a lot of human labor to ensure its perfection. Because of the time put into each individual shade, they do tend to be at a higher price point than other types of shades. LC Window Treatments has both local custom artisans and national manufacturers to provide our customers a variety of price points.
Roman shades look beautiful mounted inside your window frame and also outside your window frame. If you have nice trim around your windows you should show it off by mounting the shade inside the frame. If you have narrow depth windows or simply want to make your windows appear larger, these shades can be easily mounted on the wall around your window and you can let your Roman shades take center stage.
Roman shades are very versatile and can fit into any type of decor. Because they are made of fabric, there are a lot of color and texture options available, as well as options for top down/bottom up, blackout, cordless and motorized.
They come in different pleat styles to suit everyone's taste. When picking the perfect Roman shade for your next home decorating project, you will be able to choose from flat, classic, relaxed or hobbled (aka pleated). Flat shades are a standard, more modern and clean lined shade. Classic Roman shades have sewn in dowels or battens to create a more rigid appearance with a straight edge at the bottom. Relaxed roman shades bow at the bottom and provide a more feminine look. Pleated (also known as hobbled or soft fold) Roman shades have beautiful folds spaced about 4-5” apart that stack neatly when raised.
If you have any questions regarding our custom roman shades, or would like a little help selecting the perfect style for your home, we’re here for you! Just give LC Window Treatments a call at 628-400-1665.