All about Roman shades


What are Roman shades?

Roman shades are fabric window coverings that stack evenly at the top of the windows when opened. They create a built-in, clean-lined look. They are a great option for windows with limited wall space on the sides. The practical and thoughtful choice is to utilize a combination of roman shades for small/short windows and full-length drapery for large/tall windows.

We offer two styles of roman shades, flat and modern dowel, if you are interested in other styles, please contact us at support@loftcurtains.com

Flat style

breda roman shade custom made by loft curtains

Modern dowel styls

custom roman shade by loft curtains in motif fabric

 

Where to place Roman shades?

Roman shades can be inside mounted or outside mounted. Considering the window frame depth is the first step.

 

Inside mount is recommended when

  • The window frames are attractive
  • The window frame is more than 1 1/2” deep

 

Outside mount is recommended when

  • The window frame depth is less than 1 1/2”
  • The window frame is not particularly attractive
  • You plan to create a higher ceiling look by mounting the shades much higher than the window
  • You plan to have blackout roman shades

 

 

how to measure for roman shades by loft curtains

 

How to install Roman shades?

Our heavy-duty roman shade tracks with continuous loop control are easy to operate and install. The tracks can be either wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted with the same bracket that comes with our track.

Tools you need:

  • Drill with a 1/8” bit and a Phillips bit
  • Phillips screwdriver

Installation:

  • Measure and mark:
    For the wall mount, measure the mark the height you would like the top of shade rail to be installed. 
    For ceiling mount, measure and mark the locations of bracket drilling holes.
  • Attach bracket:
    For the wall mount, attach your brackets to your desired area. Drill screws through holes for a secure mount.
    For ceiling mount, attach the bracket to the ceiling by first pre-drilling holes for screw diameter when mounting into a ceiling stud. Otherwise, pre-drill and install anchors first before fastening with screws.
  • Attach track:
    Insert track into bracket applying pressure until it “clicks” into place. If using swivel bracket, insert track onto the bracket and turn swivel to lock in place.
  • Attach tension pulley: 
    Attach the backplate to the wall on the control/chain side. 

 New Roman shade, usually thick fabric and flat style Roman shade, may require some training to create a memory for the fabrics to fold at the correct places.

Start customizing your Roman shades by Clicking here.

 





Verified Customer Reviews

05/21/2024
We have a south facing window. It’s hot and bright in the summer. We wanted something a little heavier in fabric selection because we live on a busy street heading into town to cut down on traffic noise.The fabric is soft and offers insulation. They lay beautifully across our big window while closed. When tucked back they disappear while stacked neatly into the wall. It’s everything we were looking for. We paired it with a Kirsch Designer Estate Motorized rod. I was apprehensive and Justin answered all the questions I had making it easier to understand how the curtains would work on my rod and with fabrics. Delivered in less than 2 weeks! They were packed properly and ready to hang. I grew up with my mom in the flooring industry. I’ve always wanted a home that had designer features without having a Hollywood budget I didn’t think it was possible to get that look until I found Loft Curtains! Woohoo! In the day, night and before photos included.
Erica B.
05/02/2024
The whole experience exceeded expectations. The final product is of excellent quality,the curtain weighs 31 lbs!.
Thomas E.
04/29/2024
This is our second purchase in 5 years (our new puppy decided to eat one of our earlier drape panels). In our experience Loft has quality fabrics, excellent workmanship at a very reasonable price for custom drapery. I was able to get the same fabric from 5 years ago!
Terri S.
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