Roman shades have won a leading place among all kinds of curtains due to their simplicity, elegance and functionality. They softly scatter the daylight, coming into the room: permeating through the cloth, it tinctures with one or another shade. Any room can be decorated with roman shades – from the bedroom and the children’s room to the kitchen and the other rooms with windows.
Roman shades have appeared a few thousand years ago. The curtains (they’re also called “rolls”) sprang up at the time of the Roman Empire, from which derives their name. It is astonishing, that, despite many years have passed, the curtains’ design has hardly has hardly changed. It is explained by simplicity of the used mechanism and cut- the curtains are distinguished by their lines’ sharpness, elegancy, strictness and laconicism. The changes concerned mainly the materials and the additional decoration.
Roman shade represents a cornice, to which a flat cloth is fastened. This cloth is horizontally pierced with the special control rods, by means of which the folds are formed. The weighting material, fixing the form of curtain, is sewn to its bottom. The curtain is regulated with the chain or string mechanism, raising the curtain from top to down, forming even accurate folds. Opening or closing the curtains, you can leave the roman shade at any window level. The roman shades are fastened both to the shutter and to the window opening. They look well both as an independent decoration, and in combination with the other kitchen design.