Custom Roman Shades In Palmetto

The soft fold style is also known as a hobbled or looped fold. The soft flow of this style is created by hobbling the face fabric onto the lining at regular intervals. This creates cascading soft folds at 6" intervals. While still tailored, this style has a wonderfully soft feel. The flexibility of this style lends itself to use with all kinds of fabrics from more heavy, full-bodied to softer, more lightweight. Note that when using a pattern with a large repeat, the pattern will be interrupted at each pleat/fold.

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Clean, stream-lined and contemporary, the premium cordless lift allows you to raise and lower your woven wood bamboo shade without a pull cord. Push or pull the bottom of the shade to effortlessly raise or lower the shade. Designed to make your shade safer for children and pets by eliminating the dangling cord hazards of traditional cord operated lifts.

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This 'Relaxed' Style Fabric Roman Shade is so comfortable and inviting. It makes it easy to get lost in your own private get away room.

Now with all the fantastic new 'Rustic' fabrics and colors, making that old room look new and exciting is just a phone call away.

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When it was standard practice to provide a FREE In-Home Consultation with lots of samples and a complete written estimate, full warranty, and be proud to show their credentials and references?

When they would professionally install their products and back them with a No Hassle Warranty ? We Do! Hey Atlanta, give us a call today!

The most important distinction of roman shades is that they have wide pleats that make for a smooth, sleek, accordion-like fold to them as they open and close, which makes it easy to operate like these we did for Alan & Amanda H. in Fayetteville, GA.

Roman shades are made of either natural or synthetic fabrics; however, they can be made from materials including bamboo. Roman shades are as elegant as they are functional. We have a selection of roman shades that are available in popular designs and colors. We also have a selection of roman shades with specific features, including blackout shades, cordless shades thermal shades, and more. Shop for roman shades and you are guaranteed to find the shades you are looking for.

Clean lines and classic tailoring have made Roman Shades a popular choice among interior designers and homeowners alike. And because they are available in a range of styles and materials - from classic to casual to elegant - it's easy to find a look that complements your space.

NATURAL WOVEN SHADES are quickly taking over the number one spot in the overall Roman Shades category. And SELECTION is the reason! With over 200 Natural Roman Shades Swatches to choose from, like Anthony & Andrea D. in McDonough, GA., You won't be disappointed!

'Hobbled' Style Fabric Roman Shades

Our signature Fabric Shades boast the most impressive assortment of fabric choices and level of premium craftsmanship anywhere. Our library of on-trend fabrics make it easy to find a look that expresses your personal style.

Barbara & Ed C. in Newnan, GA found the perfect fabrics to complement their kitchen remodel with these classic 'Hobbled' fabric roman shades!

CORDLESS CONTROLS are taking over the industry! If you don't see this option in your estimate, Keep Looking!

Cordless Controls are now a STANDARD FEATURE on all Our Fabric Roman Shades and Natural Woven Shades. More great features, options, selection, quality and GREAT PRICES than anyone else in Atlanta!

Roman Shades & Drapes from The Blind Guyz LLC

How To Choose The Right Treatments

While choosing is the fun part, it can also be the difficult part. You have many options and it can be difficult to narrow down your choices to just a handful. But don't let that stop you from diving right in. Here are a few options to consider to get you moving in the right direction:

Pattern, Color, And Fabric

Every roman shade style comes with unique patterns, colors, and fabric. Once you find the general look you want, you can start determining the specifics. Start with your fabric choices to narrow down your options.

Depending on the specific style, you can generally choose between linen, cotton, silk, or polyester. This helps you find the perfect fabric for your decorating needs, like cotton or polyester for a child-friendly alternative to silk fabric romans.

Next, pinpoint your favorite colors and patterns available in your fabric of choice. There are countless options for solid colors or you can add a bit more flair by choosing a pattern. Whether you want a floral pattern, stripes, or something a bit more abstract, we offer a wide variety of roman blinds. There is something for every style, including yours.

Before you go any further in the process, take a moment to request A Free In-Home Estimates This can help you make your final decision, confirm your color or pattern choice, and see how it all works with the natural light you get in the space. This helps you get your customized order right the first time, saving you time and even a few headaches along the way.

Fold Style

Now that you've decided on fabric, color, and the pattern, the next natural step is to choose from Seven fold styles.

Privacy Or Blackout Liners

Privacy can be enhanced by adding a room darkening or blackout liner to your romans. These liners also improve the level of light allowed into the room, making a great window shade for bedrooms and media rooms. This won't change the look you’ve already created.

But it does give you one more option to have a truly customized window shade. If privacy is important but you don't want the look afforded by our romans, you can get a more casual look with our woven bamboo shades.

Cordless Is Available On All Romans

You don't have to sacrifice safety for style. All our roman shades are available in cordless, giving you a child-safe and pet-safe home while maintaining a modern look and feel. Most products will have cordless built in, eliminating those annoying, tangled cords, while also making it easy to control privacy and natural light.

Style Benefits

Romans offer a softer, modern look. You don't have to have a modern or contemporary style in your home to benefit from fabric shades. They can create a nice balance between a more traditional style, but keep it from looking outdated. Sometimes all you need is a modern touch your entire space will come together beautifully.

The right romans can also create a beautiful balance between harsh, hard, masculine features or furniture and a softer feel of the cloth shades. This creates a dynamic, unique style that you can call your own.

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Custom, full-length drapery has a well-deserved reputation for richness and drama, but it isn’t necessarily the best choice for every room. Where a more streamlined look is desired or space is at a premium, Roman shades — fabric window coverings that stack neatly at the top of the window when retracted — may be the better option.

“Roman shades are stricter, less fussy, and more modern,” says AD100 designer Robert Couturier, who has installed them in his Connecticut country house, and numerous client projects.

“They can provide more of a clean-lined architectural look than full-length drapery in most situations,” agrees Abby Rodriguez, vice president of New York’s Chelsea Workroom, which produces window coverings, upholstered furniture, and other soft goods for firms such as McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors and Cullman & Kravis.

In addition, Roman shades have a practical appeal. “When you have built-ins and banquettes against the wall, you can’t do full-length drapery,” says Rodriguez. “Roman shades can provide windows covering, without having the concerns of wall space or lack thereof.”

But not all Roman shades are created equal. To help determine the best setup for a space, we asked Couturier and Rodriguez to share their thoughts on the many available options.


The choice of face fabric is the most critical decision when planning custom Roman shades, and it’s not just because the material will set the color and pattern of the finished product. The fabric will also affect the shade’s translucency, as well as how easily it will operate and stack when retracted.

“When you’re selecting fabric for a shade, light- and medium-weight materials are fine, but it’s important to avoid very heavily embellished fabrics or those that are just too rigid,” says Rodriguez. “You want the folds to lie nicely one on top of the other, and the thicker your fabric is, the harder that is to achieve.”

Fortunately, it’s easy to test pliability with a fabric sample, she notes. “Fold it over a couple of times to get an idea as to how it reacts to being molded,” she says. If the fabric won’t lie flat, it may not be the best candidate.

Relaxed Versus Constructed

While there are plenty of details available, the overall style of a Roman shade generally falls into one of two camps — relaxed or constructed.

Relaxed shades have no rigid supports inside and allow the fabric to sag gently under its own weight, which creates a curve at the bottom of the shades when they’re raised. For this reason, says Rodriguez, they’re often called “soft smiley” shades in the industry.

Constructed shades have sewn-in horizontal rods, dowels, or battens to create a more rigid appearance with a straight edge at the bottom. Rods may be added at the bottom of the shade or in each fold over the full height of the shade, depending on the desired look.

Couturier says his decision on what style to use usually depends on the fabric he has selected. “If the fabric is fairly strict and stiff, I do a strict, constructed shade,” he says. “If it is a soft silk taffeta, then I do a soft, relaxed shade.”

Both relaxed and constructed shades function equally well on most standard-size windows. However, on very wide windows, relaxed shades may become difficult to manage. “You may have to do a little dressing after lifting them” and manually smooth out the folds each time, says Rodriguez. “But with constructed shades, once the fabric learns its folds, they tend to function flawlessly each time.”


Not all shades need to be lined. For simple sheer Roman shades, many designers use the selected face fabric by itself for a visually light appearance. But in other situations, using a lining — a secondary fabric sewn to the back of the face material — can give blinds a more finished, luxurious look. “There’s a lot that goes on behind the shade that’s not necessarily intended to be seen,” says Rodriguez. “Lining helps to hide the lift strings at the back of the shade when light filters through from behind” while also reducing the amount of sun that enters the room.

The choice of lining material normally ranges from light translucent cotton sateen to blackout lining, which eliminates almost all sunlight coming through the shade. “The choice depends on the room,” says Couturier. “If it’s a bedroom and the shades are the only window treatment, I use a blackout lining.” But living rooms typically require only a lighter lining.

Some fabrics also benefit from the addition of interlining, a slightly thicker material between the face fabric and lining that gives the shade a more substantial look. For instance, “Silk by itself can be very flat,” says Rodriguez. “For silk to really shine, an interlining adds body.”


A Roman shade can be raised and lowered with three types of controls — integrated electric motors, a continuous loop system, or cord and cleat. “I’ve used them all, and there is no best solution,” says Couturier. “Each is equally unattractive,” he jokes, but necessary. Motorized shades offer the ultimate in convenience, as they can be operated at the press of a button and programmed to assume preset positions. But they are also the most expensive solution and require electrical wiring that reaches each shade, which can usually be added only while undertaking a major renovation. Continuous loop, which uses a length of beaded chain to turn a clutch mechanism that raises and lowers all lift strings equally, is the most popular manual control because it’s easy to operate and consistent.

Cord and cleat, where all the lift strings are combined into a single cord held by a cord lock or cleat, offers a more traditional look and quieter operation than continuous loop but also has the highest chance of malfunction. “It’s not foolproof against snags,” says Rodriguez. “Because you have all these strings condensed into one cord, sometimes one of them may get jammed, and then your shade will lift lopsided.”


One of the big questions when specifying Roman shades for a room is whether to mount them inside or outside the window frames. Sometimes there is simply not enough space within a window frame to hold a shade, which makes the decision easy. Otherwise, “It all depends on the architecture,” says Couturier.

“If it’s a modern home and the frames are not particularly attractive, I mount the shades outside and all the way at the top of the walls,” he says. “That always adds a sense of height, which is never bad.” On the other hand, “If the frames are beautiful and the architecture classic, I mount them inside the window,” he notes, so they don’t obscure the decorative moldings.

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