Should I Choose Patterned or Solid Roman Shades?

Evie Sweeten | 23 Aug 2014 | Roman Shades

Coke or Pepsi? Dogs or cats? Stripes or spots?

Life is full of choices, some more important than others, but they all have to be made. While flipping through House Beautiful, we found ourselves wondering when and where to use solid or printed roman shades?

A solid shade in a bold color can liven up a room, while a faint floral pattern softens windows. The question is what is, what’s right for your home?

Perfectly Printed:


The first room is cozy and comfortable. The printed roman shades in a pale green match the plants and seating while bringing a trendy vibe to the room. We also love the idea of matching treatments across the room, like the draperies and roman shades do here.

Get the Look:

Premier Roman Shades in Savannah Silver Sage have a slight green tint that can bring a room together.

savannah drapes

If you like t he idea of matching window coverings, Premier Pencil Pleat Drapery Panels also come in Savannah Silver Sage.

Simply Solid


This room has hard and soft design elements that balance out for a harmonious layered look. Solid gray roman shades keep the peaceful vibe going. A busy pattern would have overwhelmed this tranquil look.

dahlia stone

Premium Roman Shades in Dahlia Stone have simple lines that work with architectural designs. Upgrade to a cordless shade for an even cleaner look.

The Final Verdict?

Between the two rooms, we find vastly different styles, but both are beautiful. Roman shades were great for both spaces because of their clean lines and ability to fit in with any decor.

Maybe you can’t definitively choose between solids or patterns for every design, but let us know which is your favorite in the comments! Are you team solid or pattern?

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