Choosing custom roman shades allows you a huge amount of versatility in your window treatment design choices. Roman shades are shades that are made so that when you pull the cords; the fabric of the shades folds on itself repeatedly, lifting the shade. It can be lifted to look out the window and lowered for privacy. Your choice of materials for your roman shade will determine whether it simply filters the light or provides complete blackout. This shade design can be made from woven woods like bamboo or from a huge variety of fabrics in all thicknesses, patterns, and colors.
Very simple lines are extremely popular in design right now, so custom roman shades are trendy and classic at the same time. Your material choice can create a timeless look or a very unique and personal statement. Textured neutrals, woven woods, and 'green' fabrics with non-toxic dyes are all big with the eco-movement right now. These help to bring the outdoors in, create calming and relaxing indoor space, and are great for adding insulation at the window to conserve energy by limiting indoor/outdoor heat exchange. They also tend to be trendy and classic at the same time, meaning a greater return on investment when you sell your home.
However, the quirky and unique are also a big trend in window covering design right now. Large prints in bold colors in high contrast to the background color are in. These individual statements are paired with a very simple roman shade design and neutral paint and furniture. This keeps the pops of color in the accents and window shades. Repeating the color from pattern on your roman shades in the throw pillows, artwork, and decorative objects around the room will create a cohesive look that is trendy but has a classic foundation.
Large folds combined with luxury fabrics create an opulent look for custom roman shades. Using silks, damasks, brocades, and velvets gives your room an old world feel that is updated through simple shade design. Masculine leather or funky fur can be used to target certain design choices. Trims can be simple and well-constructed or very detailed, but the shade should be finished precisely. Deep, rich colors add to the luxurious feel while muted tones convey a sense of classy wealth. Indulgent window fabrics tend to be very good insulators, provide ultimate privacy, and give you the ability to really darken a room when they are closed.