A roman shade can add stylish appeal to any French door. It integrates softness to a room, allows you to get creative with all the materials — and of course a roman shade is quite functional. After the shade is pulled upward, the pleats stack neatly and allow light in; when dragged, it offers in color, texture and privacy. If you’re thinking about incorporating a roman shade to your own glass doorway, keep these hints in mind.
Kristen Rivoli Interior Design
Measuring your door for roman shades. It is important to measure correctly because you do not want to have the shade to be so broad that it interferes with the door handle.
Measure the width and length of the glass. Whether there are raised mouldings around the glass, then measure from the outer edge of the moulding to opposite outside edge, for both width and length. Add two inches to the width and four inches to the height to aid with light control and privacy.
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Dayna Katlin Interiors
Consider the total amount of lighting you desire. If you would like privacy as well as mild, a natural woven roman shade may fit your bill. If your space has multiple doorways, a woven shade won’t only allow the sun through and keep the space relaxed and neutral.
Melissa Condotta Layout
Match nearby windows. Keep the feel of the space consistent by incorporating the identical roman shade to any standard windows inside the room.
Martha O’Hara Interiors
Or give the windows a twist. Add unexpected interest by color coordinating the fabric you are using on your window and doorway, but select different patterns. For instance, try a floral pattern on the windows and a stripe on the doorway.
A hobbled roman shade works well with smaller patterns or a good fabric. The soft folds will interfere with big repetitions.
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A flat roman shade gives a clean, more modern look with no added folds you locate in a hobbled shade when they are pulled completely.
Holly Durocher Design
Attempt a tailored look using a roman shade with slat-front (or batten-front) roman shade. A look that is structured is created by Rod pockets sewn in the front of the shade. The shade that is flat-front as well as this shade work nicely with a fabric.
Kathy Bloodworth Interior Design
A relaxed roman shade has a casual sense due to a slight dip in the center when they are raised.
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