Why Choose Roman Shades?

Hunter Douglas Roman Shades from A Shade Above

Hunter Douglas Roman Shades

It seems simple enough at first: your home has windows, and those windows need window treatments. But window treatments, particularly from Hunter Douglas, come in a wide variety of styles, materials, and operating systems, meaning this decision can be pretty overwhelming. But, thankfully, A Shade Above in Charlotte and Cornelius, North Carolina is here to help by highlighting a beautiful option for your home’s window treatment: Hunter Douglas roman shades.

What Are Roman Shades?

Roman shades are made of a single piece of fabric that is then folded or pleated. These folds give any room a soft, romantic touch, and as most styles of Hunter Douglas roman shades have concealed rear cords, they fit seamlessly into any home and are a safe choice for anyone who has small children or pets by making sure there are no loose, dangling cords. But roman shades are not all the same; in fact, Hunter Douglas roman shades come in a wide variety of styles:


Hunter Douglas’s Vignette shades are the classic roman shades. With their trademark soft folds, they are a lovely addition to any window, and also have the added option of being able to be installed with vertical or horizontal folds.


A subset of the larger Vignette® collection, the Alustra® collection has a different selection of fabrics and patterns, all of which are suitable for a luxurious, modern home. As a member of the Vignette® collection, Alustra® shades also have the unique ability to be drawn both from the top and the bottom, giving you unprecedented freedom in controlling the light that gets into your home. Particularly in the morning and afternoon when the sun is moving across the horizon, it can be difficult to always block sunlight, but with the adjustable shades in the Vignette® collection, including the Alustra® shade, you’ll never find yourself ducking from the sun again!


You’re already sold on how beautiful roman shades will look in your home, but did you know that they can also save you money? Hunter Douglas’s Solera® roman shades have both the beautiful folds of a classic roman shade, as well as the innovative honeycomb design of other Hunter Douglas window treatments. The overlapping fabric of the Solera® shade leaves small pockets, or cells, that trap air inside. Whether it’s the summer and you want to keep your house cool, or the winter and you want to keep your house warm, the Solera® shade provides an extra layer of insulation to your home, saving you money by keeping you from constantly fiddling with your thermostat.

Whatever your particular window treatment needs, there is a set of Hunter Douglas roman shades to fit them. Come get yours from A Shade Above in either Charlotte or Cornelius, North Carolina. We also proudly serve the greater Charlotte area.