Timeless Favorites: The Best Roman Shades

Full of classic styling, roman shades have been a window treatment favorite for decades…even centuries, the first version of these shades has been documented from Roman times. What makes them such a timeless statement? We believe the designer details are responsible. From the folded fabrics of traditional styling, to the boning of knife pleats, their ability to meet a range of style preferences makes them a top choice. Let’s explore the Hunter Douglas collections in today’s most popular options so you can find the best roman shades for your home…

Textured Fabrics

It’s no secret that inviting texture into the design of a room will immediately enhance the look. What happens when you combine window shades with one-of-a-kind textures? You get dynamic results. Natural fibers, such as wood, bamboo, grasses and reeds weave together for the varying materials that make up our Woven Woods collection of window shades.

side drapery panels and window shades layered in a cozy modern dining room
Provenance® Woven Woods

We even have an exclusive fabric collection, curated for the highest luxury. Our Alustra collection of fabrics includes the Woven Textures lineup–available in romans and rollers. The subtle texturing of these woven shades make them sought-after art at the window.

A neutral bedroom with alustra woven texture shades cascaded on two walls of windows in a neurtal bedroom
Alustra® Woven Textures®


Classic Meets Modern

Any good design that can stay popular through the evolution of design is bound to be a continual favorite. The latest innovations of window coverings have met with the classic romans. Easy to see in the Vignette Modern roman collection, the best roman shades offer not only beauty, but the ultimate in convenience and function. Contemporary fabrics cascade down the window in uniform folds, stacking those folds tightly as they rise. Favorite features available with this style are motorization and top down bottom up.

roman shades covering large windows trimmed in black for open air home
Vignette® Modern Romans


They Also Roll!

That’s right–rolling romans are here! Introduced a few years ago, they have become the best roman shades for homeowners who want the window coverings to disappear into the headrail after being raised. From the same collection of romans, these Vignette Modern romans have available features, such as automated control and dual shades. The battens create a subtle uniformity, allowing you to showcase the timeless styling you love while simplifying the look with the low profile roll.

olive color window shades floor to ceiling with view through to the outdoor patio
Vignette® Modern Romans


Putting the Custom in Custom Romans

We’ve mentioned that over the years roman shades have experienced a number of changes. Many choices are still available. Folding styles can look different based on the type of fold you prefer–whether relaxed, hobbled or flat. It’s this personalization that has kept this category of window shades popular because there’s a style for everyone! When it comes to custom shades, choosing the fabrics is an exciting part. From prints and patterns, to colors and textures, you can create a beautiful display at the window that coordinates with the rest of your home. Layer with draperies for a gorgeous combo!

up close of light blue shade with branches and flowers
Custom Romans
roman shades with patterned drapery in living room in reno nv
Custom Romans

Let’s Find the Best Roman Shades for Your Home!

At Blue Sky Shutters & Shades, we love helping homeowners find the window treatments that will enhance the style and function of their homes. We come right to you for a free design consult. We take professional measurements to ensure the fit and tailoring of your window coverings. Our design experts also can advise you on the best ways to tackle the window challenges you’re facing. Get in touch with our team today!