19 Times Linen Roman Shades Looked Effortlessly Cool

Abigail Sawyer | 05 Feb 2019 | Roman Shades

You know the look – white walls, raw wood furniture, handmade ceramics, cozy textiles.

Minimalist tone-on-tone looks are sweeping the decor world, so it only makes sense that a dressed-down look would be popping up for window coverings as well. The look we’re seeing EVERYWHERE lately – Linen Roman Shades.

What are Roman Shades?

If you’re new to window treatments, Roman Shades are made from one piece of fabric that folds up onto itself as you raise it. It’s a classic silhouette that until now has mostly been seen in traditional homes with a formal feel. However, when you choose a decidedly un-stuffy fabric like linen, these shades get a laid back feel.

closeup shot of linen roman shades with pinstripe and relaxed fold

Premium Roman Shades in Linen Stripe Blue-White

You can amp up this casual look with the aptly named relaxed fold option (above) that allows shade folds to gently swag when raised.

Linen Roman Shades for the Bedroom

Roman Shades in a natural fabric will add coziness to a serene bedroom. For uninterrupted shut-eye, be sure to add a blackout liner.

white bedroom with colorful blanket and pillow on bed and greige roman shade on window

Premium Roman Shades in Tantalum Antique. Via Ned and Ariel Fulmer.

corner of living room with leather bench under long skinny window with grey roman shade

Premium Roman Shades in Tantalum Antique. Via Ned and Ariel Fulmer.

bedroom window with two beige roman shades and grey curtains with gold curtain rod

Blinds.com Roman Shades in Navarro Cornerstone. Via The Homebody House.

neutral bedroom with black metal four poster bed and windows with beige linen roman shades and white curtains

Premier Roman Shades in Sussex Flax. Via Wren and Wilde.

bedroom with two twin beds and white linen roman blinds on windows

Premier Roman Shades in Sussex Flax. Via The MV House.

Linen Roman Shades for the Living Room

Linen Roman Shades can coordinate with other lived-in upholstery, or balance out more formal furnishings for a relaxed feel.

loveseat in front of window with two grey roman shades

Premier Roman Shades in Linen Opaque Light Sky. Via 1201 North.

living room decorated for christmas with bank of windows covered with tan linen roman shades

Premier Roman Shades in Sussex Flax. Via Wren and Wilde.

Linen Roman Shades for the Kitchen

Shades in the kitchen are a must-have so you’re not blinded by the setting sun while washing up. Choose a linen fabric that matches your wall color to give windows subtle softness.

coffee bar in kitchen with open shelving and beige linen roman blinds on window

Designer Roman Shades in Normandy Sandstone. Via Simon Projects.

farmhouse kitchen with open shelving, farm sink and beige linen roman shade in window over sink

Premier Roman Shade in Sussex Flax. Via Wren and Wilde.

white kitchen with movable island and back door with tan linen roman shades

Premier Roman Shade in Sussex Flax. Via Wren and Wilde.

Kitchen with apron sink and light beige roman blinds over window behind sink

Designer Roman Shades in Normandy Sandstone. Via Simon Projects.

windowsill behind sink with pretty hand soap, tulips in pot and greige roman shades on window

Premium Roman Shades in Rio Stone. Via The Simplified Space.

Linen Roman Shades for the Dining Room

Despite linen’s casual feel, Roman Shades have a traditional construction that fits well in formal spaces like the dining room.

traditional dining room with large wood and wrought iron table, bamboo chairs and white roman shades on window with wreath hanging on top

Premium Roman Shades in Wilmington White. Via Verona Brit.

built in kitchen dining booth with bench seating and tan linen roman shades on windows.

Premier Roman Shades in Sussex Flax. Via Housteile.

long dining table with inset bay window behind covered with white linen roman shades

Designer Roman Shades in Odyssey Whisper White.

dining table in front of large window with off white roman shades and dark grey curtains

Blinds.com Roman Shades in Cambria Spice. Via The Homebody House.

Linen Roman Shades for the Bathroom

In a space where privacy is essential, linen roman shades will allow natural light to stream in while the windows are fully covered. Be sure to choose a light filtering privacy liner to protect your fabric from sun damage while letting light in.

eclectic bathroom with black vanity, patterned tile and small window with white roman shade

Premium Roman Shades in Wilmington White. Via Ned and Ariel Fulmer.

corner garden tub with large window covered with flat beige roman shade

Premier Roman Shades in Linen Opaque Granite. Via Melissa Roberts Interiors.

Linen Fabrics for Roman Shades

Are you sold on the linen look for your windows? The next step is to choose your fabric. All Blinds.com window treatments are available with free samples so you can compare colors and textures in person.

Here are a few fabrics we recommend to get this look:

Blinds.com roman shades linen fabric samples in colors cambria spice and navarro cornerstone

Available for Blinds.com Roman Shadesorder samples here.

Blinds.com classic roman shades linen fabroc samples in colors rio stone, gent flax, tantalum antique, gent vanilla, wilmington natural, gent bisque and wilmington white

Available for Premium Roman Shadesorder samples here.

Blinds.com premier roman shades fabric samples in colors linoso soft white, linoso beige, melange honey and linen opaque burlap

Available for Premier Roman Shadesorder samples here.

Blinds.com classic roman shades striped linen fabric samples in colors linen stripe blue-white, linen stripe vanilla-stone, linen stripe cream-flax and linen stripe tan-smoke

Available for Premium Roman Shadesorder samples here.

Have More Questions?

For help building the perfect Roman Shades for your home, get free design help from Blinds.com’s experts! Reach the design team at 800-505-1905, or by email and live chat.

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw