Floral Roman Shades - Create A
New Mood In The Room With Your Window Dressing
Do you want to turn your room into
blossom garden, or to create a feeling of summer in the cold winter day? Or,
maybe you prefer the look of a fresh green meadow? Its possible: choose a
suitable floral fabric for your window roman shades, and the favorite
atmosphere will be with you all around the year.
Fabric floral pattern have so many styles and forms, there is easy to find something you like or something that fits you interior decoration. Some people like realistic floral pattern, others prefer more decorative pattern. You can choose floral ornament in toile, ikat, paisley, jacquard styles, or fabric with geometric, ethnic, watercolor and many other types of floral motives. It depends only on your taste and preferences.
So, what style of floral roman shades will be the best for your interior and
for you, of course? Before answer this question, look not only at your windows,
but at the entire room.
What mood would you like to create in this room? Quiet, energetic, cozy?
Feeling of spring morning, of a warm summer day? Maybe the illusion of an
exotic tropical garden, or of a cool sea breeze? When you decide about the room
atmosphere, it will be easier for you to define the color scheme and the type
of floral ornament for your window shades.
What interior style do you
have, or plan to create in the room? Romantic, retro, classic,
oriental, contemporary? The hint: it depends on the mood that you decide to
create in the room. For example, if you like to live in exotic tropical garden,
you may choose an exotic or oriental style and select floral roman shades with
Hawaiian motives, or with decorative oriental patterns. You can also mix
different styles and motives if you like mix-and-match style.
Photo by Dez Pain
What is the purpose of this room?
Is it bedroom, living room, kids or
baby room? Choose your floral pattern accordingly. In the living room it can be
more elegant, in the bedroom more informal. For babys room you can select
fabric with small decorative elements, like stylized flowers, stripes, dots and
themed motives in soft pastel, or bright colors.
What size is your room and what amount of light do you have in it?
the room is not very large, dont choose big-size floral patterns, - it will
look overwhelming in the tiny room. Go to small-size ornament instead. If you
still prefer big flowers select the fabric with larger spaces around motives,
it will give your eyes a feeling of lightness. If the room is light and sunny,
you can choose a fabric with dark colors to block extra amount of light. But if
the room is dark, you would better go to a light, maybe pastel or natural
colored fabric with delicate floral patterns.
by Diane Groves
What roman shades style do you prefer?
Large-sized floral motives dont look very impressive when the fabric drapes in
many small folders. Therefore, if you dream about Balloon, Austrian and London
roman shades choose fabric with small- or medium-size motives. Flat roman
shades look great with almost every fabric patterns, so you can select any
motives you like.
You can match your floral roman shades to other décor in the
room. For example, your window shades can reflect the ornament of your
wallpapers, rug, or wall décor. You can by or make decorative pillows from the
same fabric, or with similar motives.
Tip: If you want something special, create flat roman shades from your
favorite floral fabric with solid colored border around then, when you
lower these shades, they will look like a beautiful picture.
consider which fabric to choose, order several fabric swatches and hang them
over the window. Look at them during the day and in the evening, when the
electric light turned on. Do you like the look of it? If you plan to create
balloon roman shades, try to drape the piece of fabric. Does it drape easily?
If not, maybe you need to choose a softer one, or to select another style of
roman shades flat, for example. Anyway, for best result, its better to try
several types of fabrics with different floral patterns before you make a final
decision about your roman shades. Then you will enjoy your beautiful window
dressing for many years.
Photo by Jenny
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Striped and plaid Roman Shades look very attractive in many interiors, but they
can also ruin the entire room appearance, if not chosen properly. So be careful
when you select them, especially for the already existing interior.
How to Make Roman Shades
If instead of starting your DIY roman shades project you are still trying to find free instructions of how to make roman shades then probably this article would be helpful for you.
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