Roman Empire

The more I love my roman shade in my bathroom, the more I keep loving roman shades in general. There are so many different ways to use a roman shade, and so many ways to style and shape them. There is something so easy about shades, simple pull of a string and you can open and close out the sun. Not only are they beautiful, but they are a functional and economical alternatives to drapes.

I rounded up some gorgeous romans that will surely have you rethinking a large budget on curtains and heading towards the shade. Maybe with that extra dinero in your pocket you can buy some pretty roman made shoes instead 🙂


The perfect contrast of roman shades by Miles Redd via Elle Decor

A beautiful contrast of white roman shades with detailing against a black lacquered wall. Miles Redd via Elle Decor

Beautiful Relaxed European Roman Shades with a Rogers and Goffigon stripe ia Elle Decor

Beautiful relaxed European romans in a room full of contrast and edge. via Elle Decor

Black and White Striped roman shades

Another fun play of black and white in a chic little kitchen via Pinterest.

Blue aneled library with roman shades via AD

Translucent blue roman shades with dark shades of piping in this all blue library. Via AD

Black Roman shade via Domino

All shades of black with the perfect amount of key detailing. Via Domino

door roman shade via pinterest

A relaxed roman door shade. I love the four stripes of piping. Via Pinterest

malachite inspired roman shades via Elle Decor

These have always been something to look at- malachite inspired roman shades provide all the color that is necessary. Via Elle Decor

Michael S Smith Living room via AD

I love the simple and romantic elegance of these soft white roman shades in this room designed and occupied by Michael S. Smith Via AD

Moscow apartment Roman Shade via AD

A row of romans can also be a very effective focal point. Clean and classic.

Roman shade in a laquered room by nancy-bozhart via Veranda

You can’t help but let the walls and brass detailing be the main takeaway, yet the romans provide the perfect neutral tie-in. Nancy Bozhardt via Veranda

Roman Shade Holland and Sherry wool hapsack at Adrian Sassoons via AD

Another fun route to take is romans with panels. A great incorporation of pattern and layered fabric. Adrian Sasson Via AD

Roman Shades by Thom Filicia in a Connecticut home via Elle Decor

Wood washed blue provides a vibrant background for this navy and white roman shade by Thom Filicia via Elle Decor.

Roman Shade by Dwel Studio for Robert Allen in the apartment of Niel Patrick Harris and David Burtka via AD

A masculine geometric pattern fitting for a boy’s room in the home of Neil Patrick Harris via AD.

Soft blue roman shade via Elle Decor

A soft and muted blue/gray shade with delicate applique via Elle Decor.