All about Roman shades


Roman shades serve as fabric window treatments that neatly stack at the window's top when opened, resulting in a seamless and uncluttered appearance. They particularly excel in situations where there's minimal wall space on either side of the window. A practical and considerate approach is to employ a mix of roman shades for shorter or smaller windows and full-length draperies for taller or larger windows.


Roman shades can be installed in two ways: inside mount and outside mount, with the first decision being based on the window frame's depth.

Opt for an inside mount when:

  1. The window frames have an appealing design.
  2. The window frame depth exceeds 1 1/2 inches.

Choose an outside mount when:

  1. The window frame depth is less than 1 1/2 inches.
  2. The window frame lacks an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  3. You intend to create the illusion of higher ceilings by mounting the shades well above the window.
  4. You're planning to use blackout roman shades for enhanced light control.