I NEED Some Roman Shades

On a totally unrelated and less important matter, I have been thinking about roman shades which means I had to do a Google search cuz that is how I roll… (seriously Google should be paying me for all my plugs of their search engines… Are you listening Google?- crickets churp- guess not!)

Anyway, I have 2″ white faux wood blinds throughout my house.  They were installed by the previous owners.  I am glad they all match, and I used to dream of having them throughout my house, but now my tastes have changed a bit, but let’s be practical.  I am not going to trash them cuz, that is just wasteful.  But I do want to cover them up at least with some roman shades.

It is fun to dress up windows… who doesn’t love fabric?  Well if you don’t I sure do.  So, I have been looking for images of windows that I like.  Thought I would share them with you.

What are your favorites?

I like this sheer option, cuz I LURVE light, but I also like privacy.
Although this may not be enough privacy – 
and you may see the blinds too much that I plan on keeping under the “valance” that the romans make.
Okay, here is the natural shade option, which I love, but I couldn’t make this one, so that is a minus…
but, but, oh it just looks so good…  (I wish the kitchen came with the blinds…)
I like the graphic nature of the stripes.  I made some like this in my room during high school.
They still look good… 
I love the linen look of this fabric.
Another bamboo shade… they are just so HOT…
I have always loved the simple detail that the ribbon brings to these blinds…
and another one or two versions…
I plan on pairing them with panels on the side, I already have the panels… now I just need about 4 more hours of nap time a day so that I can accomplish some of these 30,000 plans I have… sigh… someday!
What looks do you like best?
Do you have any inspiring links to show me?
  If you read the recent feature about stenciling drapes here
I am really thinking that might be the way that I go, only with my romans…
What are your thoughts?
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. I like the striped roman shades. I really like to have curtains around the window with the shade as well. I made a few for my home with the no sew method and using mini blinds, its cheap and they look great.

  2. Those are some gorgeous roman shades! I love the last pic especially and laughed out loud about needing more nap time to accomplish it all. 🙂 I relate to that one for sure! Thanks so much Cassity for sharing all of these ideas with us at Inspiration Friday this week!