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Are Roman Shades Right For Your Windows?

From classic to modern and formal to casual, Roman shades are the perfect choice to add style to your windows. Combining the softness of curtains or draperies with the functionality of a shade, they are the designer choice to dress up a window.

If you’re wondering how to determine if a roman shade is a good fit for your window, here are some things to consider:


  • Do you have room for stack back? That’s the part of the drapery panel that opens to each side of your window? If the answer is no, a roman shade would be a great alternative.

  • Are your windows odd sizes or difficult to reach? If so, again- roman shades are convenient and even come synced to remotes for those difficult-to-reach windows.

  • Do you prefer a window treatment that is a bit more streamlined? If your answer is yes, roman shades would be a great fit.

  • Is the window located in a really small room or area? Roman shades don’t take up as much space as traditional drapery, since they’re mounted inside the window frame or above it.

  • Do you have pets or children? If so, you should consider roman shades! The dogs can’t get them dirty and the kids can’t pull and tug on them.


The first big decision you’ll make is selecting the material and style!

In regards to the shade style, you’ll have to select the way in which the shade will lie when in the “down” position on the window.




Once you’ve settled on a fabric, there might be an option to add a detail or accent. Inset borders and contrast piping make great additions to roman shades!

You’ll also need to decide if you’d prefer to have a liner. There are tons of options…

Privacy liners, blackout liners, and even thermal liners to help with your home’s efficiency.



If you’re convinced your window is appropriate for a roman shade, next you have to determine what type of mount will work with your window. Mount refers to whether the treatment will be mounted within the window frame (inside mount) or on the wall surrounding the window (outside mount). Depending on what type of product you’re going with, inside mounts have different requirements. You have to make sure the window frame is deep enough for the mounting hardware.


The remaining details are items, such as the lift. Would you prefer a cord to open and close the shade? If so, Which side would you like the cord to fall on? If you’d prefer not to see a cord, there are plenty of cordless options, as well as lifts that sync to a remote. It all depends on where you’re purchasing the shade and what your budget looks like!



Threadz Nola will give you all of the options your shades will be perfectly sized to your window. You will be amazed at how seeing these in your home makes the process so much easier. With the guidance and experience of Threadz Nola, the process of selecting the perfect style and fabric for your home will be informative and fun! Plus, from measuring, custom designing and ordering to installation we take care of everything for you! To schedule a complimentary in-home or virtual consultation call us at (504) 717-8180.

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