At the beginning of the month, in one of my posts, I wrote about the power of cushions, and explained how to decorate with cushions. The next big part of my posts dedicated to soft furnishing is about the roman blinds. If drapes seem to be too fussy for your taste or for your space, roman blinds could provide an alternative solution to introduce a decorative element and provide privacy at the same time.
Flat roman shades are one of many types of roman blinds, which differ in terms of how structured and decorative they are. Flat blinds are one of my favourite ones as they create a clean, modern and unfussy look that coordinates well with several styles. A constructed flat roman is made of fabric panels sewn together with back bars placed about six to eight inches apart to reinforce the fabric, giving it more rigidity and durability.
Slightly less known sheer roman blinds, as the name suggests, have the functionality of a typical roman blind, but they’re made from a single layer of fabric. Sheer roman blinds are more elegant way of achieving privacy – than the more crisp, contemporary look created by a typical roller blind. An interesting fact is that sheer roman blinds are very expensive because they’re made from just one layer of fabric (as opposed to a standard roman blind that might have lining and interlining).
If you’re thinking of updating your window treatment, don’t hesitate to contact me for a consultation.