Out of the Dark: 10 Updated Classic Roman Shades

When it comes to window treatments, too much or too little can simply wreck a room.  Overstated frilliness tends to undercut the beauty of everything within a space, robbing it of aesthetic validity, while threadbare panels can, by association alone, cheapen the look of a home.  Enter a timeless solution: classic roman shades.  With updated colors, textures and even widths between gatherings, Hunter Douglas has essentially cornered the market on the treatment, but a few other manufacturers are doing the tradition justice with their interpretations of the time-honored window covering.  Sublime in white against a deeply saturated wall and striking in yellow contrasting with pale blue around it, color can greatly impact the overall effect a simple shade can have on a room, elevating it from just average to unbelievably chic with the pull of a drawstring.  So let there be light; these classics let just enough of it in while keeping things cool, both literally and figuratively.

vignette tiered shades

Vignette Tiered Architella Modern Roman Shades


wide Roman shades

Alustra Vignette Modern Roman Shades


yellow roman shade

Amarilla Shades from Erica’s Draperies


bamboo roman shade

Design Studio Roman Shade from Hunter Douglas


white Hunter Douglas shades

Designer Screen Shades from Hunter Douglas


classic Roman shades

Elegant Roman Shades from Blinds & Shutters Superstore


flat Roman shades

Flat Gold Roman Shades from Horizon Window Treatments


striped Roman shades

Gourmet Pleat Drapes from A Shade Better


neutral roman shades

Neutral Vignette Shades from Hunter Douglas


turquoise roman shades

Turquoise Vignette Shades from Hunter Douglas


white roman shades

White Shades from Blinds & Shutters by Ladonnia


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