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ADVANTAGES OF ROMAN BLINDS

ADVANTAGES OF ROMAN BLINDS

Fabric & Flexible

How do you make a Roman blind? Poke his eye out! A very bad joke I know. But along with many other ingenious inventions, the Romans created shades to keep out the sunlight and keep their homes cool. Roman blinds are most typically made of fabric and can be installed on windows of any kind. Pasadena shutter and blind companies find that Roman blinds look sleek in a contemporary setting and also work well in more traditional homes, sometimes combined with drapes.

TYPICAL ROMAN BLIND

Typical Roman blinds are made of fabric that is folded evenly in stacks at the top when not in use, and hangs flat and vertical when released. There are different kinds of folds available that differentiate the various styles of Roman shades. Your shutter and blind contractor can show you all the options. Flat simple shades looks contemporary while a teardrop or looped style is more traditional and formal.

SOPHISTICATED STYLE

Many design features that have been around a long time maintain a timeless appeal. Roman blinds never seem to go out of style and lend class and sophistication to spaces where they are installed. They soften the look of windows but create cleaner lines than drapes.

ENDLESS DESIGN POSSIBILITIES

Because Roman blinds are usually made from fabric, there is no end to the design possibilities. Calming neutrals are always popular and the current trend is towards organic mottled and textured effects, taking inspiration from natural geological formations. Consult with a Pasadena interior designer to determine which style will suit your home.

SOFTEN THE LIGHT

The main reason Roman shades were invented was to control light entering a room and therefore keep the space cooler. The thickness and opacity of the fabric you choose will determine how much light comes in when the blinds are down. You may want a sheer or semi sheer material that softens and filters the light rather than blocks it out, depending on which room the blinds are used in.