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Roman Shades. What’s not to love?

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 2:25pm | Color, Custom Printed Graphics

Today I want to talk about Roman Shades.  This product has gotten a lot of attention in the last few years, unfortunately, most of it of the negative kind. However, we should not lose sight of the countless benefits roman shades offer. There are many reasons you should consider roman shades the next time you’re designing a room. Here are a few.

Head rail size. Think about it.  The head rail of a roman shade is, comparatively speaking, really quite small. If you choose a standard cord lock operating shade, it’s only about half an inch high.  At worst, for a cord loop, cordless or motorized shade, you’re looking at maybe an inch and a half of height. That’s a whole lot of window left for you to show off your beautiful, custom designed roman shades. All products have their strengths. The small size of a roman shade head rail is one.

Bottom rail appearance.  The beauty of the bottom rail is that it really doesn’t have much appearance. It’s fabric wrapped with a continuous piece of fabric that flows right down from the shade. It seamlessly blends in with and disappears into the entire shade. End of story.

Functionality. Now this is where I really get excited. Unlike a roller shade (which I also enjoy and appreciate for different reasons), a roman shade offers so many every day real life, real need functionality options. My personal favorite is the top down bottom up feature, available in cord lock and cordless styles, my preference being the cordless shade. This shade is a beauty! And perfect for bedrooms. It’s so smooth and easy to operate.  A simple push, a gentle pull, the light is gloriously streaming in on top while I’m maintaining the privacy I need on the bottom. If you haven’t guessed it yet, I have these in my bedroom.  I love, love, LOVE them. I love their stylish sleek look when they’re closed and I love the control they give me in functionality when I want to open them: partially, half way or all the way.

Design. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention design. After all, this blog IS on the PERSONA shade site. And the PERSONA program opens the world of design options for roman shades. Bold and large scale, dainty and small, solid, textured or something all together different, each PERSONA roman shade is uniquely designed and custom printed. Combine that with the many and varied fabrics you have to choose from and you’re looking at immense design capabilities and a solution that’s sure to satisfy even the pickiest of home decorators.

Petite head rail, seamless bottom rail, uber functionality and a whole world of design. What’s not to love about PERSONA custom printed roman shades?

I say nothing. What do you say?


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