Roman Shades are simple, flat fabric shades that draw up in neat, even folds rather than in poufs, giving them a tailored look suitable in all decors-traditional, contemporary, transitional, or country. A softer version has horizontal folds across the full width of the shade to create texture and dimension even the shade is fully lowered. Both styles can be fabricated as operating shades or as stationary valances. They look best in crisp, medium-weight fabrics.
Austrian Shadesare found in formal, elegant settings because of their rich appearance. This style of soft shade is generally made with 2 to 1 fullness across the width and 3 to 1 fullness in length. The extra volume creates a scalloped bottom and elegant ruching across the face of the shade. Sheer fabrics are the most popular choice for Austrian Shades, but they can also be striking in cotton prints and other medium weight fabrics, especially when used as a valance.
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