Roller Shade

Rolling Shades versus Roman Shades: Which is best?

Roller Shade
Standard Roller Shade

Ah, it’s an epic battle of taste! Whether you’re renovating your current space or moving into a new one, you may be wondering, which should I choose? With so many design options available for your window furnishings and coverings, it can be a tough decision for anyone. The patterns, fabrics, and colors alone can be endless – but choosing the base style can help you narrow down your options. While I can certainly help you to decide what will best work for your space, needs, and wants, here are some things to consider.

You may be familiar with roller blinds, also known as roller shades. They are the typical rolling shade that pulls down and springs back up. They come in a variety of colors, shades, shapes, and styles. They can be light blocking, heat blocking, and more. They are the basic type of shade or blind that you think of when adding a privacy element to your windows. They are generally low-cost and low maintenance. Roller blinds are great because they look good even extended, without any seams, lines, and generally fairly dust free.

Many window accessory companies offers rolling shades in all kinds of styles and fabric types. Rolling shades are great for light blocking and UV filtering. Rolling shades can even be installed to blacken your room if you like! Many companies nowadays even offer smart home motorization offers as well, meaning you’ll never need to head to the window to bring your shade up or down again. Just tap on your phone or set a schedule, and you’re done.

Roman Shades on windows add a dramatic flair
Woven Roman Shades add a dramatic flair

But roman shades add a great amount of dramatic flair to any space. Roman shades come in all types and sizes, so you can have the look you want in a single piece. Roman shades work well on smaller windows.

Roman Shade
Roman Shade

So which is better? It all comes down to taste. What’s your vote? Roman shade or roller shade? Let us know in the comments below!

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