Roman shades


Roman shades

Roman blinds are a timeless, elegant window treatment that has been popular since ancient times. These sheer and blackout shades are derived from the large awnings that used to fold out over spectators at the Roman Colosseum. Roman shades are constructed from soft luxurious fabrics that fold and pleat gently in your windows and are the peak of classic beauty. At Richmond Decorating Center, we proudly carry three different Roman shades from Hunter Douglas. These window coverings are a fantastic choice for any home.

Benefits of roman shades

While there are many reasons to choose Hunter Douglas Roman shades for the windows in your home, here are some of the main benefits that these stunning window treatments offer.

  • Versatility: The timeless fabric folds of Roman blinds make them perfect for almost any room. The flowing folds add elegance to a bedroom, living room, dining room, and more. Roman shades also pair well with Hunter Douglas drapery and side panels, allowing you to combine window treatments for more decadent design options.
  • Customization options: Roman shades are a fabric window treatment, making them endlessly customizable. There are hundreds of fabrics to choose from, including bold and neutral solid colors, floral and geometric patterns, natural textures, and artisanal embroideries. You can choose from several opacity options ranging from sheer to blackout shades and add decorative elements like fabric tapes and top treatments. Once the look of your Roman blind has been chosen, you can also customize the operating system with a variety of corded and cordless options.
  • Energy efficiency: Roman shades help insulate your home from the sun's heat and harmful UV rays. Hunter Douglas has cellular Roman blinds that can significantly improve your home's energy efficiency.
  • Light control: Roman shades provide a variety of light control options. You can choose a sheer fabric to let in softly filtered light or a solid material to create a blackout shade effect. You can combine a light-filtering Roman shade with a room-darkening back panel using the Duolite® operating system. Or choose the Top-Down/Bottom-Up operational feature to allow you to open your blinds from either in, increasing the lighting options.
  • Low profile design: Roman shades are designed to fold and stack neatly when open, so they don't take up much space in a window. This low-profile design allows Roman blinds to fit nicely into smaller spaces and shallower windows.

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Roman Shade Styles

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades from Richmond Decorating Center

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

These classic Roman blinds feature consistent flat or full folds and a crisp, clean look. They are designed to have no exposed rear cords, just gently cascades of soft fabric. You can choose between full and flat folds and rolling or folding style operation. The fabric selection for Vignette® Modern Roman shades includes hundreds of different materials, as well as The Alustra® Collection, which features a curated selection of design-inspired fabrics.
Solera® Soft Shades from Richmond Decorating Center

Solera® Soft Shades

Their cellular construction sets these Roman shades apart from the other options. Solera® Soft Shades combine the drapery folds of Roman blinds with air trapping cellular pockets. The air trapped in these shades adds an extra layer of insulation to your windows, which helps with sound absorption and temperature control. These Roman shades are a great option if you want to improve your home's energy efficiency.
Design Studio™ Roman Shades from Richmond Decorating Center

Design Studio™ Roman Shades

The construction options of these Roman blinds are similar to Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, with full or flat folds and beautiful, gentle, stacking fabrics. What sets these shades apart is the unique fabric collection. Hunter Douglas partnered with Rebecca Atwood, Marcie Bronkar, and Seema Krish, three of the top textile designers in the United States, to create this one-of-a-kind collection. The fabric selection features design-inspired patterns and signature embroideries that you won't find anywhere else.