Roman shades are an ideal choice when you need a window covering that’s both functional and decorative. Utilitarian blinds will cover your windows effectively, but the standard variety is far from being attractive. Roman shades, on the other hand, provide you the privacy you want with a lovely decorative touch. When you pull these shades open, the fabric gathers gently at the top in lovely folds. When you pull them down you have a completely covered window that even the most prying eyes can’t peek into. This type of window covering can be customized in many ways to complement the room.
The best places for roman shades are rooms where you need functionality first and foremost. These shades work well in bathrooms or kitchens where more elaborate drapes would be excessive. Roman shades are very minimalist so they won’t get in the way of counters or appliances. When you pull them open, they provide a touch of color in the simple folds at the top. These shades are a good solution if you’re concerned with pets or children pulling on the blinds and curtains. Cats will be less inclined to shred this type of window hanging and they’re not long enough to trail in the way of sticky fingers.
To make your roman shades as decorative as possible, use a colorful fabric that complements that décor of the room. You can use bright hues and bold colors because roman shades are relatively small and won’t overwhelm the room. Sunshine yellow, stop sign red and bold bright blues all look lovely in the minimal space of this type of shade. Large prints also look wonderful on these shades. Pair large prints on the roman shades with a smaller print on other features in the room for a cohesive decorating scheme throughout the space. Simply keep the overall color scheme the same.
You can also dress up a roman shade with a decorative ribbon running along the bottom. Pick a thick ribbon in stunning colors or patterns. You can also make a one-of-a-kind roman shade by stenciling a picture or pattern on the back with fabric paints. If you’re particularly artistic you can even paint the image on by hand. When your shade is open, the picture will simply add a bit of color to the shade. When you close it, the window will become a complete work of art. Roman shades may seem deceptively simple but these window coverings can add a great deal of personality to your home.