When selecting a window treatment, people think of the styles of window treatments that will best complement their home décor. There are some popular traditional window shades that are much in vogue in today’s market as well. Now, you might ask, what are these traditional window coverings? Well, these are window treatments that are influenced by the past. The styles and concept of these window coverings are inspired by the French countryside or England of the 18th century and times similar to that period. However, these traditional window treatments have timeless classic beauty.
Some of the traditional window treatments are draperies, Roman shades, Venetian blinds and shutters. Amongst these Roman shades are one of the traditional shades that have been in trend with their flowing style of fabric and ultra-chic look. They are also adaptable with modern technology and ensure smooth operation. Since these shades are made of soft fabric, they hang flatly against window panes when lowered and fold crisply and neatly when raised. Motorization in Roman shades has added an innovative element to them making their operation smoother and faster.
Did you know that there are two different styles of Roman shades?
Two Styles of Roman Shades
- Soft Fold Shades
Soft fold Roman shades are also known as hobbled, looped or teardrop. The fabric used in these shades is such that it creates a rippling style when in both the lowered and raised positions. The shade appears in loose folds in both the positions. These soft fold shades have an informal feel and create a romantic ambiance. This style of Roman shades is preferred by many people because they have permanent folds. These soft fold traditional shades not only have a decorative element but also portray the “Roman look” when lowered.
- Flat Shades
Flat Roman shadings are made of horizontal panels of fabric supported by sturdy bars. This is a rigid style of the traditional window shades, offering a more structured look. These flat style Roman shades are ideal for people who love patterns because the design will remain pristine and uncluttered. Extra fabric in this type of Roman shade provides a blackout feature and slim feature that is perfect for shallow windows and French doors.