Custom London Roman Shades Made for your NJ Home
The London roman shade is similar to a slouch shade with 2 vertical pleats that create a “tail” on each side. The pleats are 6 to 8 inches in from the edges of the shade, providing fullness and creating a swooping center 'pouf' or smile. Like a slouch shade, the London creates a more casual, somewhat whimsical feel, and is perfect for bedrooms, kitchens and baths.
Also known as a butterfly, or tulip or Venice or swag tail or box-pleated dog-ear Roman shade. Whew, lots of names for one shade style!
While structured, this roman shade is a not a tailored shade and takes some dressing or fixing after raising and lowering. Keep in mind that dressing a London roman shade can be a little time consuming, so it’s best used in places where it won’t be raised/lowered daily. This makes the London shade a good choice for a more decorative accent, rather than a light or privacy controlling window treatment.
The London roman shade is a relaxed style shade and should be fabricated with medium weight fabrics. Heavier weight fabrics create an extra full appearance.
Outside mount is recommended, with the shades a few inches wider than the window, since London shades tend to 'hourglass' where the sides pull in toward the center of the window. To use as a fixed top treatment, a short shade can be adjusted to height and tied off.
- Fully lined - white or ivory
- Inside or outside mount
- Cord Lock lift system
- Fabric covered mounting board
- Blackout lining
- Attached valances
- Vertical banding
- Bottom trim (tassels, beads)
Custom London Shades Example Costs
Example London Roman shade prices for a 32" x 60" window. All standard features. Mounted outside the window frame. The price varies with the type of face fabric. Here are three recent patterns from Kasmir Fabrics:
Whimsical medium scale floral pattern Summergrove color purple. Lighter weight, with lots of lumens. Great for a guest bedroom or powder room.
Large scale vine pattern with embroidered details S130 color sienna. Medium weight, light filtering fabric at home in a sunroom or family area.
Small scale paisley pattern Sigourney color indigo. Middle weight and light filtering. At home in a living room or a kitchen!
London Roman Shades - Examples and Variations
A contrasting or coordinating fabric inside the pleated area adds visual interest. Beaded fringe along the bottom catches the light.
Mounted inside the window frame on a narrow window. With petite ball fringe along the bottom edge - some sculpture for a powder room.
Bright fresh color. With accent banding on the outside edges and along the bottom. A crisp transition from wall to window.