Choosing the Best Roman Shades for Your Home

It’s a statement that has endured for decades…even centuries. The classic styling of roman shades at the window dates back to the Roman Empire. Proof that Rome wasn’t built in a day, people would soak folds of fabric in water and cover the windows to keep out construction dust. Thus, the first roman shades were born! While the idea of these window shades has endured, it’s a highly customizable category of window treatments in this day and age. What are the best roman shades for your home? Let’s explore the collections from Hunter Douglas

The Customization of Custom Romans

Part of creating a unique look at the window is the fun you’ll have in choosing the fabrics. With thousands of fabrics to choose from, you can determine colors, textures, patterns and prints that work best with your home’s decor. With our custom romans, you can select the fold style you prefer, whether it’s relaxed, hobbled, flat front or knife pleat.

fabric custom roman shades with colorful branches
Custom Romans

Layering window treatments with side draperies is a classic look, allowing you to mix and match patterns and colors, as well as providing additional light control at the edges of the windows.

plush blue drapes framing blue and gray and white patterned roman shades

The “Wow” of Woven Shades

Bringing texture into home design is a sure way to enhance the design. When you do it with window treatments, it adds a wow factor–since window shades are often considered the art of the window. With light-filtering materials, you tend to see levels of the sunshine coming through, creating a dynamic look.

side drapery panels and window shades layered in a cozy modern dining room
Provenance® Woven Woods

Our Woven Woods collection is full of natural fibers and organic elements that weave together for a unique design each and every time. These are the best roman shades if you love texturing with a one-of-a-kind finish. They lie flat at the window, stacking in folds as they rise up.

Woven shades on large windows in vacation home overlooking the outdoors
Alustra® Woven Textures®

Our most exclusive collection, Alustra, was curated for high end design–full of contemporary luxury. Woven Textures romans are part of that collection, lying flat when lowered, gathering in stacks. The subtle texturing of the fabrics make them a highly sought-after choice.

Timeless Style Meets Modern Innovation

One of our favorite collections might just be the best roman shades for your home. The available features create incredible atmosphere control. Vignette Modern Romans have maintained the timeless style of romans while getting enhancements from today’s best-loved features and benefits.

roman shades covering large windows trimmed in black for open air home
Vignette® Modern Romans

On the more traditional side of romans, you have the cascading folds that waterfall down the windows. As they rise, they gather in folds for a stunning backdrop. Available with top down bottom up and motorization, you can contour the environment with adjustments that meet your needs over the course of the day.

primary bedroom with modern accents and very large window shades
Vignette® Modern Romans


Discover the Best Roman Shades with Us!

At Integrated Windows, we love helping clients discover the right window treatments to match their style–and to create the most functional solutions for their homes. Our team will come to you for a free in-home appointment so you can find the looks you love from the comfort of your home, easily coordinating design elements. Get in touch with us today!