Hunter Douglas Vignette® Roman Shades near Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina (NC)

Selecting the perfect window treatment for your kitchen is a personal decision that takes into account your needs for light management and your overall interior design. At A Shade Above, one of our favorite options for the kitchen are modern Roman shades, especially those motorized with systems like Hunter Douglas PowerView® Automation.

Roman shades are fabric window coverings made of a panel that folds neatly when raised and creates a smooth appearance when lowered for full coverage. They have a timeless appeal and add warmth and texture to any space, including the kitchen. But when homeowners install Roman shades in their kitchens, they might want to consider convenient control options for those moments where manual control may be out-of-reach—including hands-free operation for when kitchen projects get in the way of convenient light control.

Manual and Motorized Operating Systems for Kitchen Roman Shades

Traditional Roman shades are operated manually by pulling a cord to raise or lower the fabric panels.

At A Shade Above, we are proud to offer our Soft Roman Shades and Hunter Douglas Roman Shades with several cord free manual operation systems. Hunter Douglas Roman shades come with options like the retractable UltraGlide® wand and the push-up/pull-down LiteRise® system, as well as Roman shades motorized with PowerView® Automation.

Motorized Roman shades are convenient in kitchens and throughout the home because they operate seamlessly and can be controlled with a remote control, smartphone app, or voice commands when paired with your smart home device. This feature is especially beneficial for windows with controls in hard-to-reach areas, for families with small children or pets, for individuals with mobility issues, and for those occasions in which your hands are busy with kitchen tasks.

Choosing Materials and Colors

When it comes to choosing a suitable material and color for your kitchen Roman shades, coordinate with the rest of the room for the most appealing overall aesthetic. Opt for durable, easy-to-clean fabrics, as the kitchen is often a high-traffic area prone to spills and splatters.

Vignette® Roman Shades from Hunter Douglas come in full and flat fold styles in a wide range of durable luxury fabrics. Our Soft Roman Shades are also available in a huge selection of luxury fabrics from leading brands.

Look for colors or patterns that complement your existing decor scheme: Neutral tones like beige, grey, or white are popular choices as they blend seamlessly with various design styles. Our team can also help you choose colors that complement your decor or add contrast to your windows.

Mounting Options for Motorized Roman Shades

Roman shades can be mounted inside or outside the window frame, depending on your preference and window size. Inside-mounted shades offer a streamlined appearance, while outside-mounted shades create the illusion of more oversized windows and provide better light control. We suggest pairing your outside-mounted shades with a top treatment to cover unsightly hardware for a streamlined look.

Consider your kitchen layout and the amount of natural light you want when deciding on the mounting option.

Fresh Design Ideas for Motorized Roman Shades

Start by considering your kitchen’s interior design scheme. If it has a modern aesthetic with sleek lines and minimalist tones, Roman shades in neutral shades like white, gray, or black will complement the clean look. Or, if your kitchen has a rustic or farmhouse style, Roman shades in earthy tones such as beige, brown, or olive green can enhance the cozy atmosphere.

Texture is another essential element here. For a contemporary kitchen, choose Roman shades with a smooth, streamlined fabric for a polished finish. Woven shades with textured fabrics like linen or woven bamboo can add depth and visual interest to the space with a more rustic or eclectic vibe.

Look at patterns and prints, too. If your kitchen decor is relatively understated, Roman shades with subtle patterns like stripes or geometric designs can inject personality without overwhelming the space. Solid-colored Roman shades provide balance and prevent visual clutter if your kitchen already has bold colors and patterns elsewhere.

Shop Stunning Kitchen Roman Shades

Roman shades are versatile, practical window treatments that easily coordinate with your existing kitchen decor. Contact our team at A Shade Above for information on our selection of Hunter Douglas and custom made-in-house window treatments for every room in your home.

We proudly service clients from our showrooms in Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina & North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and look forward to working with you!

A Shade Above – Charlotte Headquarters
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1253 Matthews Mint Hill Road

Matthews, NC 28105

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