There are many benefits to fabric roman shades. These shades add a suggestion of warmth and comfort to any room whether at home or in an office. There are as many styles as there are individuals who choose them, so it is easy to find a style and design that perfectly matches your existing theme or motif or helps you create a new one. You can narrow down your choices by considering what it is you really want out of your shades.
For instance, you may want to consider how easily your shades are maintained, especially if you plan to keep them for a long time. Many shades can be washed in the machine, but there are also a few that need special care such as hand washing or dry cleaning. This would include specialty fabrics like velvet, or materials like wood. Make sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions in order to give your shades the appropriate maintenance.
Your decision may be driven primarily by the shades’ design or style. You can choose from teardrop designs or styles with billowing folds that cascade throughout the shade’s entire length. You may want shades that hang smoothly when they are lowered but bunch and gathered when they are raised. Soft overlapping folds can create an elegant and sophisticated look and shades that roll into a headrail. Some shades have multiple functions making them very versatile.
You will also have to make practical choices about your fabric roman shades. You can decide whether you prefer shades with top down and bottom up operating systems or other power options. You also need to make decisions about whether or not you want blackout or other privacy liners that help you with light control as well. With this in mind, you will find that you have options in fabric in terms of whether they are sheer, semi-sheer, semi-opaque or opaque.
More people are opting for shades that are child and pet safe. Shades with long cords can potentially end up with tragic results for those who have small children or pets in the home, so there are a few cordless designs from which they can choose. These shades can also have other convenient features such as motorized or remote control operating options, which is especially good for windows that are difficult to reach.
Fabric shades also offer many options in terms of design. Of course, you can find shades with solid patterns if you only want a touch of color. Otherwise, you can find shades with stripes or other patterns. You may prefer weaves or a solid plain or textured design. Tone on tone shades can also give you some beautiful color combinations such as beige and neutral, gray and black, red and pink, white and off white or yellow and cream.
Another factor you should consider is in what room you are placing your shades. Shades that go well in the dining room may not be the most ideal to go in a bedroom while bathroom and living room shades can have very different results as well. You may also consider where your window is placed in relation to sunlight in order to determine whether you will need blackout or other options.
Fabric roman shades are great for those who want a little versatility in their shades. The overall costs of the shades will depend upon a number of factors such as size and the amount of special features on the shades. You should also consider whether or not you can install the shades yourself or if you will need professional help. In the end, you should have shades that meet your practical and aesthetic expectations.