We love the look of drapes, so much so it’s even in our name!
But did you know DrapeStyle also makes Custom Roman Shades?
When lowered, Roman Shades can provide light control, privacy and insulation to your windows. When raised, they look like a decorative valance-what an easy and inexpensive way to transform your space!
Standing alone or paired with our custom drapes or custom curtains, DrapeStyle’s Roman Shades are a stand-out! Each shade is made-to-order according to your specifications right here in our Arizona studio. Choose from any of our Silks, Linens, Cottons, or Polyester blends, along with noise reducing, privacy, or blackout lining options. The customization continues with your choice of cord position and outside or inside mount options. All shades include cleats and mounting hardware.
Inside or Outside Mount?
Once you’ve selected your fabric from DrapeStyle’s 450 fabrics choices, you will need to determine whether you want to mount your Roman Shades inside or outside the window. Would you like a more tailored look? Do you have beautiful molding around your windows you would like to showcase? You may want to consider Roman Shades that are mounted on the inside of the window frame. When measuring for your Roman Shade, take three measurements for the width; at the top of the window, the middle and the bottom. Your width will be the smallest of the three measurements.
For the length, again, take three measurements; left side, middle and right side. Your length will be the longest of the three lengths. A minimum depth of 1 ½” within the window casing is needed in order to mount the shade.
Would you like to create the illusion that your window is larger than it really is? Would you like to hide an unattractive window? Are there any obstructions that might hinder you from mounting the Roman Shade inside the window frame? Outside mounted shades offer more flexibility for mounting. For instance, the shade can be mounted anywhere above the window. You can create the illusion of a larger window by hanging your Roman Shade higher than the top of the window frame. This is also a good option when there is not enough depth within the window casing to mount the shade inside. The outside mount will also provide the best light blockage and privacy.
To measure for an outside mounted Roman Shade, measure the total width of your coverage area. We recommend that you add 1-1 ½” to each side beyond the casing of your window. This will be your ordering width. For the length, measure the height of the coverage area and add 1” above the top casing for mounting.
Whichever mounting option you select, Custom Roman Shades are a great way to dress up a window and enhance your living space.
What is Control Position?
This is a simple one. Would you like the continuous cord that raises and lowers the shade, to hang on the left side or the right side of the shade?
Which Shade Style Do I Choose?
Selecting a shade style will depend on your style and usage of your Roman Shade. All of DrapeStyle’s fabrics can be used to make any style of shade. If you need a little help, we’re here to guide you through the process: 800.760.8257. Here are some helpful descriptions of different types of shades:
Flat Roman Shades
Flat Roman Shades are made with one piece of fabric and lay flat against the window. They offer a clean uncluttered look. Whether you are using a pattern or a solid fabric, the Flat Roman Shade is a classic way to enhance your room!
Custom Roman Shades, Flat Shade
Pleated Roman Shade
Soft, overlapping folds are created with the Pleated Roman Shade. Silk fabrics offer an elegant look when made into this style of shade. The Pleated Shade is also a great choice if it will be raised and lowered often.
Custom Roman Shades, Pleated Shade
Relaxed Roman Shade
Relaxed and unstructured, the Relaxed Roman Shade is great for decorative use. Mounted outside or inside the window frame, this shade is casually beautiful.
Custom Roman Shades, Relaxed Shade
Cascade Roman Shade
Made with evenly spaced pockets reinforced with rods, excellent functionally and a great look are created by the crisp pleated style of the Cascade Roman Shade.
Custom Roman Shades, Cascade Shade
London Roman Shade
The London Roman Shade never fails to make a statements. A classic, timeless design, this shade looks great in both solids and patterns. The wider the window, the fuller the London Shade, therefore it is not recommended for very narrow windows.
Custom Roman Shades, London Shade
Do I need Lining?
In one word, YES. Lining not only gives the Roman Shade weight so that it drapes beautifully, but lining your Custom Roman Shades protects the fabric from damaging sunlight. Selecting the appropriate lining for your room will make all the difference.
Will the shade be in a room such as a nursery or a theater room where you don’t want any light to come through? You will need Blackout Lining.
Would you like privacy but still want some light to come through? Select Sateen Lining.
Are your windows drafty in the winter or does the sun pour through in the summer? Select Bump Lining to repel the heat and absorb cold.
Your Order is Complete!
And there you have it! In just a few easy steps you can order Custom Roman Shades to properly fit your windows. Or, if you still have questions, you can contact one of our designers and they will be happy to assist you with designing your very own Custom Roman Shades. For more inspiration and ideas, please visit: http://www.drapestyle.com/custom-roman-shades.html