Roman shades have the reputation of being beautiful and elegant. When lowered these shades hang flat with unique, subtle pleats in the fabric. The beauty of these shades definitely lies in the “pleats”. When raised the fabric gathers easily and evenly into soft pleats. These blinds look fabulous in both directions (lowered or raised). Roman shades are commonly used in living rooms or family room areas. From the outside the roman shades portray a white surface, but inside you can enjoy the stunning fabric designs. They can be customized with many types of fabrics to match your furniture. Some roman shades have room darkening capabilities depending on the fabrics and designed your choose.