Many historians believe that the Romans and Greeks used some form of Roman shades to make colonnades and porticos more comfortable on hot days. From thousands of years ago to today, these window coverings have gone through significant changes. For your home in Canada, Roman shades offer timeless sophistication.
For years, many people looked past window shades for their Toronto residence due to what they considered a lack of style. While practical, original designs had little personality or character but not anymore. These window treatments have it all, including functionality, style, versatility, and affordability, making them an increasingly popular choice. In fact, you can choose motorized window shades for added convenience.
With unlimited options, you can dress up or down a room depending on the design of Roman shades you select. Following are a few examples of how you can incorporate these window treatments into your home’s design to enhance any room.
Noticeable or Almost Invisible
Available in elegant, extravagant, and simplistic designs, you can use Roman shades as a focal point or for the practical purpose of blocking out sunlight. If you have an ultra-contemporary interior space, choose shades in the same or near the same color as the walls. With that, you can highlight other features in the room, perhaps a statue, a water feature, or a lighting fixture. In comparison, for a child’s bedroom, hearth room, or kitchen where you want to add more interest, colored or patterned shades work best.
For something with originality, you can always add creative touches in the form of fringe or ribbon. When you purchase window shades from a reputable Toronto company, you can have them customized to your liking.
Making a Statement
Along with incredible privacy value, you can have Roman shades installed in different ways based on the look you want to achieve. As an example, to make the window treatments stand out more, consider having them mounted on the wall above the window. Then, you can have the shades extended slightly wider than the window. Immediately upon entering the room, people will notice.
Light Control and Privacy
Having your new shades customized with either fabric or a lining will give you more control over light, which helps reduce energy costs. This customization also increases your level of privacy. Especially for bedrooms or rooms facing south, this is an excellent option.
Going All Out
Although Budget Blinds of South Etobicoke has an impressive selection of standard Roman shades, we can also customize your order. In addition to window shades for your Toronto home, we have superior-quality blinds, shutters, and drapes available. Whether you want shades installed as a stand-alone window treatment or with another covering, we can help. Contact us today to learn how.