When it comes to home decoration, it’s hard to ignore the window covering. If you are thinking of installing shades but are at a crossroads as to what would be the right choice between roller shades and Roman shades, this guide is for you.

#1. Look and feel The elegance of roller or Roman shades depends largely on the fabric followed by the closet instrument used. Plain, textured, or patterned – all popular options are available with the fabric. If you have a large bedroom, consider using roller shades as they stay straight. The light fabric also makes a space look apparently larger than it is. Roman shades use more fabric and they can have a bulky look. You can give your Roman shades a zebra design as well by using two fabrics with contrasting colors.

#2. Translucence Roller shades can be designed to provide a better translucence than Roman shades as they comprise a single fabric and are without any folds. Control the translucence of the covering using a dark or light-shaded fabric. If your bedroom window faces direct sunlight, you can opt for the dark-shaded fabric to contain the light, but remember, a dark fabric absorbs the sunlight and can make you feel warmer. On the contrary, light fabric reflects most of the light. Roman shades are a good option to stop direct light which may contain UV rays.

#3. Privacy Roman shades with pleated design and multiple layers of fabric offer a higher degree of privacy. Regulate the privacy further with the selection of appropriate front fabric and linen (the underlying fabric). Keep in mind what works best for each member of your family or household, they are going to use each room in specific ways. You’ll want to select the right window coverings, texture, and color. If you are less concerned about privacy, sheer fabric is for you. Sheer fabric is weaved placing horizontal vanes between sheer fabric layers.

#4. Exterior/Interior Installation Interior installation is highly preferred for bedrooms. Roller shades take more space depending upon the pleat size. If you want to go with Roman shades but have space constraints internally, we can help you install them from outside. Roller shades take little space and you can install them from inside on the window. However, when installing window covering externally, you do not truly enjoy the beauty of your roller or Roman shades.

So roller shades? Roman shades? Which sounds right for your home decor? 

When it comes to selecting window coverings for your home, these are two popular options to consider. Roller shades offer a clean and modern look, providing a sleek and minimalist appearance that complements a variety of interior design styles. They are also easy to operate and come in a variety of materials, colors, and patterns, making them a versatile option for any room in your home. On the other hand, Roman shades offer a softer, more elegant look, featuring luxurious fabrics and classic pleats that add texture and warmth to your space. They are also available in a wide range of styles, from traditional to contemporary, allowing you to create a customized look that fits your unique style. Ultimately, the decision between roller shades and Roman shades comes down to personal preference and the specific needs of your home. Whether you opt for roller shades for their modern aesthetic or Roman shades for their classic charm, our team of experts can help you find the perfect window treatment to enhance the beauty and functionality of your home.

No matter what window treatment you choose, we can customize it well to match your bedroom interior and your interest. Once you book an appointment with our Indianapolis team, we visit your home with a catalog of frames, fabrics, controllers, and hardware details. We take measurements of the bedroom window and deliver the perfect solution.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore our extensive collection of roller shades, Roman shades, and other window coverings.