Roman shades gained a leading position among all the possible types of curtains because of their simplicity, elegance and functionality. They gently diffuse daylight coming into the room: passing through the fabric it gets a shade of a color. With these curtains can be decorated any room – bedroom, children’s room, the kitchen and other rooms with windows in the house, and also they are relatively simple to do with your own hands.
History of origination and main characteristics
Roman shades emerged several thousand years ago. Curtains, as they are called – roller, appeared in Roman times and this is the way how rhey got their name. Surprisingly, despite the amount of time that has elapsed, construction of curtains virtually didn`t change. This is due to a simple mechanism used and the cut – curtains allocated clarity of lines, elegance, rigor and conciseness. The changes were mainly in textiles and additional decor.
Roman shades in the interior represent the cornice, on which is mounted on a smooth fabric permeated horizontaly with special control rods, with which and form creases. At the bottom of the curtains is sewn a weighting, which fixes the form of curtains. Curtain can be adjusted by chain or pull mechanism by which the curtain rises from bottom to top, forming a smooth neat folds. When opening or closing, Roman shades can be stopped at any desired level of the window.
These curtains are mounted on the sash and for the whole window opening, they look good, not only individually, but in combination with another window decoration.
Types of Roman shades
Typically, distinguish two kinds of Roman shades: Classic Roman Shades and Cascade (Looped Roman Shades).
Classic Roman shades represent even and smooth canvas of fabric that when lifting form horizontal folds, overlapping. Such curtains look, though very simple, but at the same time, they fit almost any style of interior.
Cascade Roman shades have folds even with full disclosure of curtains that descend as a cascade down the curtain, creating a beautiful drape. This type of curtains is often used in the interiors, made in the traditional style, art deco or country.