FOLD STYLES FOR ROMANS SHADES
Though all modern roman shades share a common origin and lifting system, they can have different fold styles that produce a variety of looks. From looser folds with a relaxed sense of elegance to sculpted treatments with crisp lines and fine folded fabrics, the design styles for modern Roman blinds and shades are wide-ranging. Ask a design representative for details about fold styles from individual brands, how each fold style will work with different fabric styles and textures, and the specific features and customizable options available with the different styles.
Common Fold Styles
- Classic Pleats
- Soft Fold/Hobbled
- Flat Fold
- Front Slat/Ribbed
FABRICS FOR ROMAN SHADES
Since Roman shades are a fabric-based window treatment, the quality and design of the fabric are of utmost importance. Fabric choice sets the tone for the style and often also contributes to design features like light control. Fabric collections from industry leaders like Hunter Douglas, Norman, and Graber® include various fabric types from silks and natural weaves to embroidery and scientifically enhanced textiles. There is also a wide selection of colors, prints, patterns, and opacities to choose from, plus the additional option of adding light-filtering, room-darkening, or blackout liners. The seemingly endless material choices available allow individual homeowners to craft Roman shades to their household needs and personal design style.
FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS OF ROMAN BLINDS AND SHADES
In addition to the sophisticated style that Roman shades bring to interior design, the treatments also offer functional advantages for interior environment control. Homeowners can expect precise light-control, energy efficiency, and child-safe operating systems from Roman shades made by Hunter Douglas, Norman, and Graber®.
- Light Control: Whether your room needs soft diffusion or room darkening control, Roman shades are outfitted with features to make light control easy and precise. From fabric choice to adding a liner, you can customize individual shades to suit a range of lighting needs with the unique combination of features and styles from Roman shades. Several brands also offer dual designs for their Roman shades, including a light-filtering and a room-darkening shade on a single unit. The dual design allows the shade to respond to a much wider range of lighting needs for an incredibly versatile (yet still stylish) window treatment.
- Child Safety: Roman shades offer numerous design features that favor households with young children or small pets. Cord-free operating systems get rid of the strangulation hazard that loose lines pose to children. Motorized systems are not only cord-free, but they are also easy to use when your hands are full with kids. Select styles of Roman shades with motorized operating systems have intuitive, user-friendly interfaces, including a handheld remote or the option for voice control through synchronization with a home assistant or smart home program.
- Energy Efficiently: Installing Roman blinds and shades in your home or business is one way to help improve energy efficiency, especially if choosing hybrid styles of Roman shades that utilize a cellular construction like honeycomb shades. Roman shades add a layer of insulation over windows or doors, helping to prevent energy loss through uncovered window panes. Preventing energy transfer helps create more consistent interior environments that are easier to control and require less artificial energy consumption to maintain.
ROMAN BLINDS & SHADES BY BRAND
At Elements Interiors and Window Fashions, you will find a wide inventory of Roman blinds and shades from industry leaders, including Graber®, Norman, and Hunter Douglas. By combining decades of design innovation and high-quality fabrics and textiles from around the world, they can create some of the best Roman shades and blinds on the market.