There are two Roman Shades on the market today that offer energy savings and privacy. Essentially they are two shades in one, for the price of one. Roman Shades offer an elegance that has kept them in the consumer eye when other shades have come and gone as a passing fad. However, today’s consumer is just as interested in the insulating powers of their window treatments as they are with style. The Enviro-Fusion Textured Linen Roman Shades offer the same energy savings as a cellular shade, while the Valencia Day and Night Roman Shades include an extra layer of privacy and light filtering abilities.
Enviro-Fusion Textured Linen Roman Shades help the environment. They do it in a couple of ways. First, the shade liner helps protect houses from costly drafts. Made from a honeycomb liner that looks almost like a beehive, the air trying to come in from the outside is trapped in the cells and keeps the cold air out. The second way they are environmentally friendly is they are built from durable materials so they will last years before having to be replaced. The longer a shade or window treatment stays out of the landfill, the better. Due to the design, cords are hidden behind the liner so they don’t interfere with the look of the blind.
The growing popularity of energy efficient blinds is due to the savings they bring the customer. Insulated blinds are as effective at blocking drafts as double-paned windows. Using less heat and air-conditioning translates into continued savings.
The more elegant the window treatments, the more your property values will increase. If you are thinking about updating the look of your house for personal reasons, there are a wide variety of colors and patterns to choose from. If however, you are getting ready to sell your home, then stick to neutral colors that won’t clash with a potential buyer’s taste.
Depending on your window treatment needs, the Valencia Day and Night Roman Shades have an extra liner that works to black out the light from outside or can softly filter light in depending on your needs. The Valencia Day and Night Roman Shades let you control how much light you want in each room and helps filter out glare that can be tough on eyes. The Valencia Blackout Day and Night Roman Shades are best for bedrooms and home theater rooms, where you want total darkness.
Both of these window treatments filter light, casting a soft warm glow in the home while ensuring privacy. These work well on first floor rooms or street facing rooms where additional privacy is wanted. Depending on the time of day or season, you can lift both blinds to enjoy views and light, or you can close them for a cozy feel.
A slim head rail gives a simple finished look that doesn’t take away from the actual blind. The stitching at the edges and bottom is stylized to protect the sides of the blinds without being obtrusive. Putting the blinds up is easy and the insulated Roman Shades comes with instructions.
Roman Shades were so named because of the opulence of Rome. You belong alongside the emperors who decorated their dwellings with silk shades and fine embroidery. They suit all styles of rooms and furnishings. These are blinds that will last for years and never go out of date.