What Are the Best Roman Shades?

A timeless favorite, roman shades create beautiful style and incredible control at the window. But, when it comes to choosing the right window treatments for your home, how can you determine which are the best roman shades? Hunter Douglas has a wide range of window covering products that fit into the roman category. Let’s explore and find favorites!


All About Texture 

Textures are all the rage in design–a trend that’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Organic fibers, natural elements, woven materials–all of these surfaces lend to unique design. Some of the best roman shades offer this dimension at the window, flattened in the lower position, while gathering as they rise, creating dramatic folds that add to the designer look.

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Provenance® Woven Woods


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Alustra® Woven Textures™


A Modern Look

It’s no secret, if design elements are to stay–they must be able to endure some evolution over time. Hunter Douglas combined the well-loved reputation of romans with modern innovation and beautiful fabrics. The Vignette collection offers a range of styles–with features that bring these traditional favorites into the modern age. With the option for top down bottom up, smart shade design and room darkening, they become some of the best roman shades you can find for your home.

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades


Romans That Roll?

Yes! It’s true. You can find the look you want, but with the function of a roller shade. How fun is that?  Traditionally, these shades stacked in folds as they were raised. And, while that’s a gorgeous look, the evolution of design has created the ability to roll up and out of view. Which look do you prefer?

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shade Collection: Rolling VS Stacking


Airy bedroom with vignette modern roman shades
Vignette® Modern Roman Shades



Patterns, Prints & Colors…Oh, My!

When it comes to custom window treatments, it could be the personalization of the fabrics that has your heart.  It’s the art of the window, and it will capture the attention of all who enter. These custom romans cover the window beautifully on their own, or you can layer with draperies to add to the design statement.

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Custom Romans


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The Best Roman Shades for Your Home?

It’s going to be a different answer for everyone, and that’s why we have such a wide selection! At Aero Drapery & Blind, our window covering specialists would love to help you decide on the best roman shades for your Minneapolis-St Paul area home. Stop into one of our local window treatment stores to see the variety of styles and features. Then, invite us into your home. We’ll come visit, bringing design advice, inspiration and fabric samples. Get started today by contacting our team.