Design Features of Roman Shades

Out of all of your options for window treatments, Roman shades are among the most versatile. No matter your home style or the look you want to achieve in your property, you’ll likely find at least a few options you like with Roman shades. Houston Blind and Drapery is here to show you the various design features of this particular style of shade.

Overall Use Versatility

Much like Hunter Douglas shutters, Roman shades are available in a number of different fabrics. Even better is the fact that the shades can be used for a multitude of purposes, such as energy efficiency, blocking out harsh light and boosting the performance of your HVAC system.

A Variety of Styles

If you like, you can add Roman shades or wood shutters to every room in your home and still have a unique look for each area. The reason for this is Roman shades are made in several different styles, such as:

  • - Unconstructed/constructed flat
  • - Relaxed
  • - Ballon
  • - Butterfly
  • - Pleated/tucked

With so many choices for you to choose from, we recommend that you speak with one of our experts to narrow down your options and make it easier to find the absolute best selection for your style and home decor.

Different Blind Control Types

Once you’ve decided on the fabric and style of your Roman shades, you’ll also have three unique control types to choose from. Continuous loop blind controls are noted for their overall durability and are operated by a gear and chain. You can control motorized shades with the press of a button, and you can program them as well to lift and lower at specific times of the day, which is great for home automation. Finally, cleat and cord controls feature quiet operation and traditional appeal.



There’s plenty to discover with Houston blinds and Roman shutters. Learning as much as you can about each option is a sure way to maximize the look of your home and your investment.