Using Roman Shades Instead of Drapery

People apply drapery to their windows to give a room a soft and elegant look, putting the textures and structure of the fabric forward while showing off the beautiful design. Drapery also helps to keep the outside temperature, well, outside while also dampening out noise pollution from outside and preventing echoes inside. Hunter Douglas offers roman shades that work as great alternatives to drapery, providing a warm, comforting atmosphere to any room while offering superior convenience and flexible light control. At Red Star Paint & Decorating, we can help with using roman shades instead of drapery.

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

Vignette® shades offer a brilliant and sophisticated appearance to your windows while operating easily for quick access to the view outside. Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades take this design and add a twist, keeping all of the elegance of traditional roman shades but making them sleeker and less cluttered in your windows. The shade features subtle waves of fabric that hang along a sheer backing, creating a clean look that shows off the gorgeous fabric.

In addition to being able to open up your shades easily for light control, you also have the option of adding an independent liner with the available Duolite® feature. This liner operates separately from the rest of the shade, lowering behind the shade and allowing for two opacities on one window. You can customize these shades by selecting your ideal color, fabric texture, and opacity level, creating the perfect fabric decoration for your home.

Solera® Soft Shades

If you want the sound dampening effects of drapery along with helpful temperature control, Solera® Soft Shades will be a great solution. These roman shades use a clever design that mimics the appearance of roman shades while also creating a cozy insulating effect. The shades are made out of large fabric cells that contain a single angle on the front end, trapping air by your windows to keep the cool air out and your warm air in. These roman shades also provide a noticeable sound-dampening effect that helps keep your home quiet and peaceful, by dulling noise both from the outside and the inside. By choosing your preferred color out of a large range of options, along with your ideal opacity level and fabric, you can make these roman shades a focal point of your interior design as well.

Design Studio™ Roman Shades

With this collection of roman shades, you can exercise your creativity while showcasing beautifully designed fabric on your windows. The Design Studio™ collection of Roman Shades from Hunter Douglas gives you many options when it comes to each aspect of your roman shades. There are four different roman shade styles available, ranging from ultra sleek to traditional designs. You can also choose from over 250 fabric textures, numerous colors, different opacity levels, and plenty of creative patterns.

At Red Star Paint & Decorating, we are proud to offer great alternatives to drapery for your windows, such as roman shades from Hunter Douglas. We are located in Montclair, NJ and offer services to the surrounding area, including Montclair, Glen Ridge, Livingston, and Bloomfield. Visit our showroom today to see what is possible for your home.


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