The options for roman shades can be overwhelming. With all the different fabrics, styles, operating systems, valances, and trims available it can be very hard to choose. The designers at Beyond Blinds Inc. make it all very easy and here are some valuable tips.

The first ting to consider is the style. Flat, tiered, and waterfall are three of the basic styles. Each of these styles can either fold up to or roll into a head rail. If you do not want to block any of your window’s view, choose the roller head rail. If you like the look of the traditional fold or stack of a roman shade, the standard head rail is the choice for you.

The next thing to consider is the lining and fabric. For the lining, there are two choices, standard (light filtering) or opaque (room darkening). When you look at a roman shade, the first thing you see is the fabric so fabric choice is very important. Some fabrics will not work with certain styles. The repeat of the fabric pattern needs to be checked to make sure it will line up properly. Again, our expert designers know what to look for and are really good at choosing fabrics and colors.

The operating system is another choice to make. Do you want the shade to just lift from the bottom, or would you like the shade to open from the top down and bottom up? Would you like to pull a cord straight down or would you rather have a retractable cord? Maybe you prefer a cord loop, or even cordless? You can even get remote controlled motorized roman shades. We will definitely explain each system and tell you which would work best in your application.

Have an expert show you the options and help you choose the perfect roman shade for your windows. Call Beyond Blinds Inc. (630-232-9901) to schedule an in-home appointment. We will make all the choices easy and best of all your windows will look fantastic.