Roman shades are inexpensive and elegant window treatment to block the sun or prying eyes of nosy neighbors. Roman shades can be purchased or made cheaply and relatively simply by the do-it-youselfer.
Traditional Roman shades are made from fabric that is pleated in regular intervals. Bamboo Roman shades, however, are a stylish alternative to fabric Roman shades. Bamboo Roman shades are perfect for rooms with Asian-inspired themes or rooms with an earthy, casual feel. Their natural feel can subtly frame your gorgeous window-view. Bamboo Roman shades can also be on glass doors that open into a sunroom, screened in porch, or deck for a natural bridge between the indoors and outdoors.
A variety of bamboo Roman shades are available. Most shades are a light wood color, but bamboo Roman shades can be found in deeper colors or patterns like tortoise shell inspired shades. The bamboo can lie flat, or be woven in a pattern. Shop around to find a shade that fits perfectly with your room.
Bamboo Roman shades are easier to clean than fabric shades. You can wipe them with a damp towel or vacuum them for a simple wash that will remove dust and dirt.
Most home improvement or department stores sell bamboo Roman shades. Be sure to measure the window or door you’d like to cover before going to the store or ordering online.
If money is tight, consider alternating store-bought bamboo Roman shades with homemade fabric Roman shades in a room with many windows. Homemade fabric shades are cheap and easy to make and can have the same understated elegance of more expensive bamboo Roman shades.