There’s nothing like a roman shade in a beautiful fabric to perk up a window. They can be made so that they are functional (cover the entire window) or decorative (stay stationary with folds to look as if they are functional). You could also place a roller shade behind them for privacy and room darkening at night.
Romans can be installed within the window frame, on the window casing or above the window casing to make the window appear taller. The folds can be straight or have a slight curve (waterfall).
You can make them yourself with one of the many tutorials on the web. Canadian House and Home has this one on their site. If you aren’t a sewer, you can leave it to the professionals.
Absolutely beautiful fabric from Absolutely Beautiful Things.
The above four images are rooms designed by Meg Braff. I have included the last image as it is a traditional take on a roman – not my favourite look but it works in a room like this.
Canadian House and Home
Alice Lane Home
Yes, the roman shade is pretty but I’ll take the entire kitchen please!
Above four images via TradHome. Have you checked them out yet?
Even romans made with solid fabrics can look spectacular like these airy ones in a Vicente Wolfe designed space.
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