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Comparing Roller Shades and Roman Shades

January 1, 2024

In this blog entry, the professional Florida roller shade installation and Florida Roman shade installation team here at Design Your Blind will compare the above mentioned window treatment types, two of the most popular window treatment varieties that we provide our valued clients throughout the Sunshine State.

Roller Shades – Ideal for All Home or Office Styles

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your office space, or highlight a particular area of your living room, roller shades are a fantastic choice. Roller shades come in a wide range of different colors, and can match all types of existing decor. Roller shades can be purchased in a range of opacities ranging from total blackout room darkening versions, to soft-light light-filtering opacity. Blackout options are ideal for bedrooms or media rooms. Roller shades are very easy to use – and can be purchased in cordless, motorized, or traditional corded varieties. Cordless / motorized roller shades are ideal for homes with pets or small children.

Roman Shades – Functionality Meets Elegance

Roman shades exemplify the way that drapery can create a soft, elegant, and stylish appearance. Roman shades can be purchased in a massive range of different colors and fabrics, and you can easily match the existing decor of your property to whatever type of Roman shade you choose to purchase. There’s two major types of Roman shades: hobbled-fold Roman shades (the traditional type of Roman shade that have elegant ripples), or flat-panel Roman shades (the majority of which fabric is flat, often having ripples at the top). Roman shades are especially suited for large windows like bay windows, picture windows, and even large sliding glass walls. Roman shades are often controlled on a continuous cord loop which is directly secured to the window frame or the wall – providing you convenient operation and stability. Roman shades are also available in cordless motorized varieties, which is ideal for controlling high-up windows or large light sources. If you want to install a cordless Roman shade that’s not motorized, this is also an option, as our team provides a range of elegant cordless lift Roman shades that can be very easily controlled manually.