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The Best Drapery for Your Windows are Roman Shades

By Smith Williams Subscribe to RSS | February 15th 2012 | Views:

Roman shades are the ultimate option for decorating your windows. Whether it is Christmas or any other special occasion in your home and you are expecting lot of guest, surprise them with your new shades. The roman shades are available in various colors and designs. The vibrant shades of the shades have made them very popular and demanding.

In order to give a timeless look to your windows, decorate them with the roman shades. The wide range of windows will surely match your taste and style. Some of the things are to be kept in mind while purchasing the shades like the material or the fabric, the kind of folds to be used and the colors that would be best to buy. There are few guide for the buyers mentioned below:-

Fabric/materials: This is one of the important factors to be kept in mind while buying your roman shades. The usual fabric that are used for making roman shades are polyester, linen, cotton, silk, patterned fabrics, textured linen shades and many others. Each of the material has their own advantages and while choosing them you need to consider your requirement like its durability, thickness, how much they can resist stain etc.

Colours/ patterns: The colours are sure to attract your attention and take away the breath of your guests. There is a wide range of colours and designs available to match your personality. It is better to go for the darker shades during summer as they will allow fewer sunrays to pass through thus keeping the room cool. You can also choose fabrics matching your furniture designs. If you have a traditional taste, you can go for the conventional designs. The window blinds also have modern designs in case you are looking for trendy looks for your windows.

Light filtering roman shades: The light filtering shades tells how much light can be allowed in. If you want to allow a lot of light to pour in, you are advised to go for the lighter shades. For getting complete blockage of sunrays, you need to buy the fabric with maximum opacity.

Fold style: the type you want for your roman shades is also a big decision. There are four types of folds that are generally available. They are the flat style fold, the European style fold, and the hobbled fold roman shades style, the classic style fold. The classic style is the most common type of fold. It gives you the most clean and elegant look. In the flat style fold, the folds get settled on one another when raised up. There’s not much difference between the European style and the flat fold style. The difference generally lies in the bottom that curves around in a circular. Each and every style of the fold is elegant and represents a different class altogether.

Usability: You need consider the durability as well. You would naturally not want to spend bucks on something that would not last long. Durability also depends on your handling the material. You have taken proper care of the material only then it would serve you well.

Smith Williams - About Author:
Smith Williams is a freelance author who has the vast knowledge on top down bottom up shades and faux wood blinds.

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