Roman shades borrow elements from an ancient design challenge. A “dynamic façade” was needed to provide a barrier from the elements for open structures like coliseums. Think retractable roof. Roman shades are a retractable, dynamic facade.
Roman shades are the ideal window treatment if your room has beautiful woodwork; or perhaps you have a space constraint that keeps your window covering inside the window frame. Well-executed roman shades fit the space with the right look and provide beauty as well as function.