Roman Shades

Roman shades have been a popular window covering for so many years because they are versatile, stylish, and have timeless appeal. At A Shade Above Window Fashions, we want your shopping experience to be efficient and fun. We carry premium Hunter Douglas window treatment products, and we’d love to help you in choosing the perfect Roman shades for your home.

Choosing a Style

When you think of Roman blinds, there are a couple of popular styles that likely come right to mind. The full fold, or hobbled, features loops of fabrics down the length of the shade. The style requires some dressing when being raised or lowered and is most often seen informal settings. The other popular variety, the flat fold, is a straight piece of fabric. It is more contemporary, and its flat shape makes it great for large patterns.

Vignette® Modern Roman Shades

The most sought-after style of Roman shades from Hunter Douglas, the Vignette® line, is available in both full and flat fold styles. The shades do not have visible rear cords, which makes them a safer, and more attractive, choice for homes. The Roman blinds are available in an array of opacities from sheer to room-darkening. You can combine an intriguing fabric, like silk or tweed, with your opacity of choice to make the shade truly your own.

Elevate the style of your window coverings a bit more with selections from the Alustra® Collection. This design-inspired, globally sourced collection of fabrics is nothing short of elegant and dramatic. The fabrics and prints are intended to exceed the expectations of top designers, and discerning consumers, alike. The fabrics and hardware feature a subtle metallic sheen that mimics some of the most high-end design fixtures of today.

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades near Charlotte, North Carolina (NC) and other Hunter Douglas roman shades

The Character of Roman Shades

There’s just something about the Roman style of shades that adds a character to any room. They can add a soft feminine touch to an otherwise sharp, dark room. They can also be tailored and masculine. Vertical stripes are an excellent print choice if you’re going for a more masculine look with your shades. Roman blinds make wonderful accents for small windows. With a lack of any stack back and an inside mount, the shades require only the space within the frame. You can also opt for a luxe fabric with an interesting print to have your shade double as a piece of art when lowered.

DuoLite® Innovation

The nature of Roman blinds eliminates any variable light control but also makes them an ideal choice for rooms where you don’t want any light gaps. The DuoLite® shade is an innovative, first of its kind, the shade that houses both a light-filtering sheer and a room-darkening opaque liner on a single roller. You can have daytime privacy while enjoying light, and nighttime privacy.


There is a seemingly limitless number of fabric options for Roman blinds. You can choose an eye-catching print to draw attention to beautiful architecture, or a neutral hue to allow your shades to blend seamlessly with your room. In general, lighter fabrics make rooms appear larger, while darker colors have the opposite visual effect. However, a vibrant contrast of light walls with dark fabric, or vice versa, can look amazing in the right decor.

  • Cotton: A very versatile fabric that is at home in both classic and contemporary settings.
  • Linen: This fabric is made of natural fibers, and can give a room a light, casual feeling.
  • Silk: One of the most luxurious fabrics in the world, silk will create an air of sophistication and elegance in any room. It is particularly well suited to formal settings.

Contact A Shade Above Window Fashions

We have been family-owned and operated for more than 25 years, and proudly manufacture and assemble our blinds, shades, and plantation shutters in the United States. We are as committed to our local economy as we are to providing exceptional customer service and products. We are happy to provide in-home consultations, and we offer PowerView® Automation installation for all compatible Hunter Douglas window coverings. We like to think of our customers as being part of our extended family. We invite you to stop in and see us when you’re ready to start designing your custom Roman shades. We are located in Charlotte, NC, and are pleased to serve the surrounding areas.