The Roman shades are of historic relevance and are known for the soft appearance of their drapes. It also minimizes sun glare and protects against harmful UV rays that often generate heat within the house. It is more of a style of covering made up of drapes or folds of fabrics. They have been useful from the ancient Roman empire but are nonetheless trendy.
The Roman shades come in different designs. The Standard flat fold gives a flat appearance when the curtain is lowered. It forms a bunch of neat folds when it is raised. It is often used as floor-length curtains. Other design options include the Plain fold, soft fold (relaxed fold), and the European fold also called the hobbled fold. They can be easily customized as we for interior decoration purposes.
Roman shades are best used as pleated or cellular shades. It has a pull cord attached which is deployed to regulate the raising and lowering of the shades.
The best shades are the ones that don't just reduce sunlight but can help to cut seasonal expenses on energy.
This is a peculiar type of shade and you can opt to use soft linen or flax material. Your fabric choice should depend heavily on the amount of light you want to let in. Also, you should choose relative to the intensity at which you will be using it. If you have kids, take them into account too.
Avoid using Roman shades in the bathroom. Humidity tends to cause the pleats of the fabric to soften and flatten. Do not expose to moisture. Efficient venting is also important to protect against mildew problems. Ensure that you keep your kids away from the curtains especially if you obtain a soft fabric that can easily be torn.