Patterned Roman Shades

Patterned Roman Shades

Patterned Roman Shades

With all the love for neutrals like cream & grey in design these days, sometimes it’s difficult to decided where to add interest & color. Lately I’ve been seeing color & pattern used in Roman shades, & I like it.

Marianne Simon Design

 While this shade is still neutral in dark grey, the shade adds softness as well as visual interest with the pattern.









Very pretty shade in this bathroom framed by the mirrored sconces.  The soft geometric pattern is a nice contrast to the antiqued look of the sconces & chandelier.


The more modern feel of this shade is a great compliment to the woven chairs.  Not only does it add color & freshness, it’s a good pick because a woven shade would have been too much with the chair style.



Canary is such a hot color in modern design styles these days, but I think it’s a little difficult to carry off.  I like it here, even with the interesting paint choice on the walls & built-ins in this library, but the shade really pulls it all together.

See what I mean? More canary.  But it’s softened here by mixing it with grey in this tribal-inspired print.  Love the floors!

This is a gorgeous fabric on the shade in this entry – very elegant & pretty.  And I love the seagrass walls, as well as the transom over the doors.

The bold pattern here is really lovely with the detailed simplicity of the bedroom.  I love how they have hung the shades at the ceiling rather than right at the top of the window or inside – it really adds to the focus of the shades.

With this shade they have just used a bold solid, with the interest in the pretty trim.

Orange is another color trend that I think is kind of dicey to incorporate, but I love it here.  It works especially well with the contrast of the dark wall around it – that keeps it from being too cartoonish.  Really fresh & pretty.

The color of this shade is fairly neutral, but the pattern it adds is a nice complement to the subway tiles in the herringbone pattern.

I love how the shade over the door adds softness & pattern, but it doesn’t even look like they really use it – otherwise it would be ON the door, right?  We don’t see whether they’ve used the fabric on another window, but maybe they added this shade to pull it all together.  You don’t typically see art like this in a kitchen, but the whole effect is really pretty here – kind of a farmhouse simplicity.

In this dining area with the banquette, the shade really adds the softness needed by the use of the tulip table & ghost chairs.  Again, while it’s not a lot of color, it makes the area so much more inviting.  The pretty artwork is a nice touch, too.

Here they could have used a woven shade, which would have fit well with the clean lines of this kitchen, but I like that they used this geometric pattern in a Roman shade to add more of a personal style.

Pretty detail in that these shades are tucked under the molding in this dining room – it finishes them off so nicely.  And it’s pretty that there are not any breaks between the different shades – similar to the idea behind a cornice, but updated.

The colors & pattern of this shade are perfect to pull all the other elements of the kitchen together.  It complements the tile behind the cooktop as well as ties the darker ceiling in with the painted cabinets.  Lots of nice design elements.

This shade does a good job of adding color & softness to the bedroom.  The pattern in the bed linen is not an easy one to complement, but the fabric on the shade is really pretty with it.

I’m really a less-is-more kind of girl when it comes to any window treatments, but the design of a Roman shade is classic, & you can use them in any design style.






Libby Haynes