Roman! Roller! Honeycomb! Oh my! The variety of options when it comes to picking the right shades for your home can be overwhelming, but understanding the function and design of each type can help you find the perfect fit for your needs and design goals.
Roman shades are considered a more traditional style, but don’t underestimate the versatility of this classic design. The folds of fabric can bring a textured look to any room that can either draw the eye with a bold pattern or blend in with a solid neutral tone. These shades can also be done as a woven wood, which can give the room a natural feel that could lean towards bohemian, caribbean and everything in between. It’s important to remember that with roman shades, the folding fabric leaves a large stack at the top of the window, which will block 10 to 15 inches of the view from the window, but it’s worth it if this classic style appeals to you.
Roller shades are definitely a more contemporary option that can be made with a plethora of fabric design options. For the person who loves their views, a great alternative to the regular fabric options is solar shades. These shades offer all of the protecting functions of normal shades like avoiding floor damage and reducing heat, but doesn’t take away from your views. It acts as a see-through screen that can also be rolled away into a 4 inch box at the top of the window.
Cellular shades should be considered for any energy-conscious home. These insulating shades, also called honeycomb, avoid the loss of air-conditioning with their layered cells of blackout or light filtering fabric that trap air and block harsh rays. These are customizable with a variety of color options and look particularly fitting as a pastel or neutral color.
All of these window shades can be motorized or cordless, to fit any home or work environment. So, considering the functional and ideal design needs for each room, you can narrow your search to find the right shades for you.