Roman shades are gaining huge popularity in recent years – it provide a clean-lined architectural look than full-length draperies. The choice of fabric is crucial when planning custom Roman shades. Not just because the material will set the color and pattern of the finished product, the fabric will also affect the shade’s translucency, as well as how easily it will operate and stack when raised.
Cascade Style - made with pleats and dowels stitched to create a well structured look. When raised, it folds to form a single stack.
Pleated Style - creates a neat stack when raised. It is produced by uniform hobbled folds spaced 4-5 inches apart.
Flat Style - the classic style has no visible seams. The folds are neatly stacked when raised. It creates a clean and minimalist look in the room.
Relaxed Style - the relaxed bottom creates a comfortable mood. It's often used in less formal areas.
Roller shades are great at filtering light and easy to clean and maintain. The tube-like mechanism rolls the fabric to the top so that it is not visible when drawn. This creates a clean and modern look.
Blinds come in a variety of different types, materials and sizes. All blinds have individual slates, which adjust up and down. Cheaper blinds are usually made in plastic (vinyl) and metal (aluminum). Wooden Venetian blinds are the most costly ones while faux wood blinds offer a good alternative.
Faux wood blinds are elegant and budget friendly while still keeping the low maintenance advantage of metal and plastic blinds.