Roman Shades

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Roman shades are an increasingly popular window treatment option. It is a very simple and not-so-expensive solution, which can satisfy the pickiest home owner.

Actually, a roman shade is a piece of fabric that is attached to the top of a window and extends down to the bottom. Most Roman shades are designed to lie flat on windows, without leaving gaps, and they provide a degree of privacy.

Types of roman shades

A flat (unconstructed) roman shade is a solid or pleated piece of fabric that clings flat to the window and forms characteristic accordion-like pattern when retracted. Flat Roman shades have no rigid elements and simply hang under their own weight. Their simplicity adds a good share of elegance to the window and the entire interior. A relaxed (soft, London) roman shade is a kind of unconstructed shade, which has two pleats that create two tails at both sides. The middle of the bottom line sags and forms a curve. Relaxed roman shades create a mood of softness and privacy and therefore are more suitable for bedrooms, kitchens, etc. If you have wide windows, you can choose a paired variety. A hobbled (constructed) roman shade is usually a set of fabric panels with horizontal bars sewn in down the length of it. When fully extended, a hobbled roman shade forms a cascade of overlapping loops or folds. Other roman shade types, such as ‘banded’ and balloon shades, are more of aesthetic than utilitarian value.
Roman Shade Blinds
Hobbled roman shades
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Relaxed roman shades

How they are operated

There are three types of control: motorized, loop, and cord-and-cleat.

Motorized controls are more convenient, and can be remote-controlled. However, they require a lot of installation, which may be feasible during a major renovation only. No wonder, this option appears to be as expensive as it is technically advanced and convenient.

Continuous loop is a simple and most popular choice. The mechanism is driven via a beaded chain. All one needs to do is pull it to close/open the shade.

The cord-and-cleat type is a little complex, as it combines a number of cords that form a single cord. What’s bad about it is the possibility of one of these cords getting jammed or tangled and disrupting the entire process. As a result, the shade may slant or stop going smoothly.

How they are placed

You can place a roman shade either inside the window frame or outside it. This should depend on the type and size of your frame: it may be too small for your shade. In this case, you can fix it on the wall right above the window. This works well for flat shades, as they cover the entire window aperture and will not leave gaps. Also, this sounds like the right alternative for those who have modern and not so attractive frames. However, if you have stylish frames with decorative elements, you may want to fix one inside the window frame.


There are tons of fabric types, which may be suitable for different rooms. It is not pattern or translucency that counts more for roman plates. Weight is a more crucial characteristic. Light- and medium-heavy materials are more preferable, because mechanisms may not handle heavy-weight fabric.

Which type to choose?

Roman shades come in all possible colors and designs to fit all sorts of interior and customers’ needs. Please, see the type of your window frame and interior style and we will help you choose a shade that will complement it in the best way!
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In home consultations are complimentary for a certain geographical area. If outside this area in home consultations are still available for a small fee. Pricing is available via email any time and at no charge.

Our current clients have taken us as far north as Barrie/Kleinburg/Vaughan and as far west as Scarborough/Newmarket and as far east as Waterloo/Kitchener/Guelph and as far south as Burlington/Hamilton/Grimsby. Being mobile we can truly service any area.

We shop around diligently every year to ensure we are bringing our customers the best quality products at the most competitive price points. We currently offer Delta, Eclipse Shutters and Shadeomatic products.

We strongly feel that the shop at home service allows us to narrow down your window covering product solution options so you are not overwhelmed with the variety. Not all blinds, shades, shutters are feasible for every window. This eliminates getting quotes on products which you may conclude to not even be options before the check measurement appointment.

In 2013 Milton Blinds turned into a shop at home service so we could guide customers to the right window covering solutions based on their home décor, lifestyle needs, window operations and placement. We know this allows for the best customer service and most accurate quoting process. This also makes for an efficient and smooth installation service as we have already been on site and able to make all customization during production.

Milton Blinds is on average a 3 week turnaround time. Sometimes this may be closer to 2 weeks and rarely a little longer. This includes all mini blinds, verticals, 2″ faux wood blinds, zebra blinds, roller shades, panel tracks, roman shades, wood shutters, sheer shades, shadomagic, trilight honeycomb shades, cellular shades, Eclipse Shutters, Delta Shutters, and more. Installers work Monday- Saturday to ensure a convenient day and time for our customers.

Since 2006 we have been proudly servicing the Milton and surrounding areas.

Roman shades are a type of window covering used to block out the sun. Roman shades are different from standard window shades in that they stack up evenly when being opened; however, when they are open, they are visibly smooth, not bumpy or ribbed like typical vertical shades or blinds.

Roman shade – Wikipedia


Louvolite Collina Fabric Custom Roman Shade

Roman shades are offered by a variety of window covering suppliers and blind manufacturers. Although one of the more intricate window treatments on the market, blind companies recognize the importance of providing roman shades in their collection as roman shades are traditional, classic, and timeless. Roman shades were most popular 20 years ago but have been partly reinvented with new designer fabrics and textures like bamboo, hemp, jute. People are reverting to the classics for powder room window blinds, fun laundry room windows, family room windows, living room windows and kitchen windows. Bay windows and bow windows are tricky with roman shades due to the tear drop layout and when in the open position the layers may overlap one another. Best to have an expert window covering specialist take measurements for any angle shaped, bow windows, corner windows or bay windows. List the places that roman shades are available: Lowes, Home Depot, Bouclair, list a few more?? For more information regarding what roman shade fabrics we have to offer email us at to a direct link to our online directory.

Roman shades pricing varies depending on the width and height measurements of the window opening. Milton Blinds offers free measuring services, or you can email us directly for pricing information with details on your window dimensions. Roman shades are a higher priced product as they are more elaborate with the use of fabric, string, and ring guiders along with valances and bottom rails. Roman shades are a very popular window blind choice currently and are making a true comeback in the window covering industry. For more information about how much a roman blind would cost for your window email us directly at

At Milton Blinds, our custom roman shades selection is colossal!  We include pliable/flexible and strong/stiff fabrics in all different shades of white, cream, gray, brown, blue, green, orange, red and more.  Roman shades are available lined, translucent, or opaque with a liner on the back for full privacy and light control.  Blackout roman shades are commonly used for bedroom blinds or heavily exposed to the sun rooms in a home.  Linen fabrics are currently trending in shades of white and cream.

All our custom roman shades are made in Canada with suppliers in Mississauga and Brampton.

For more information about roman shades contact us today for your complimentary shop at home appointment with a window covering specialist.  We bring our show room to you and service Milton, Georgetown, Rockwood, Acton, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener/Waterloo.

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