When it comes to giving a room that finished look, we are all about the window treatments. Sometimes the space doesn’t allow for luscious, billowing drapes or the feel is all wrong for this style. Roman shades are a common window treatment for contained areas due to their compact design, ability to work with both masculine and feminine spaces, and a wide array of design aesthetics. While extremely functional, the style you select can totally alter the ambiance of a room.

Craft shades out of the same fabric as your sofa or other decorative elements. Trim the shade with a contrasting color for definition and sophistication. Sheer, gauzy roman shades minimize light’s intensity but preserve a beautiful view. Fabric with texture adds interest and bulk. Woven or grass shades filter light into the room for a natural feel. Embellish with details like fringed edges or bottoms. Or design with the written word using a stencil or freehand artwork.