Custom Roman Shades

Shady Ladies' Standard Roman Shade Program offers four styles of Roman Shades made with the customer's own material (COM).

They come with cord lock controls and basic lining, in white or ivory. Options include the Rollease lift system, motorized lift system, white or ivory blackout lining, self or contrast valances, returns and trims.

For Romans with shaped hems and/or side banding, balloons, Austrians, or other complex styles, we have our Custom Roman Shade Program with prices available by the quote.

The four available Roman styles:


The Classic Roman is a lined casual flat roman that has no horizontal seams.

Since the face of the shade is truly flat, it lends itself to the use of patterned fabrics where the pattern looks best uninterrupted.

When raised the fabric gathers itself into soft folds that are approximately 6 inches deep.

Roman Shade Classic


The Flat Panelled Roman has small stays, approximately 10 inches apart, sewn to the back of the shade.

The stays produce very crisp folds as the shade is raised, so that it draws up cleanly and stacks tightly.

Because the stays create horizontal seams on the face of the shade, it is important to select fabrics where an interruption of the pattern does not detract from the overall look.

Roman Shade Classic



The Slat Front Roman provides a very contemporary style.

In a Slat Front Roman, the stays, which are in the form of slats, are sewn so that they project from the face of the shade when it is down. When raised, each slat disappears under the fold above it. The shade draws up cleanly and tightly.

Care should be taken in the fabric pattern selection to ensure that the pattern can be interrupted.

Roman Shade Classic



The Hobbled Roman has soft overlapping folds that hide the stitching.

Please note that the overlapping folds require twice the fabric of a flat Roman and that the shade must be lined to ensure the desired look.

Since the folds overlap, the pattern will be interrupted and this should be considered when choosing the Hobbled Roman.

Roman Shade Classic

We offer a number of distinctive special features for our Roman Shades:

Valances -
straight, up to ten inches deep.

Cording and Ruffle

Horizontal Banding

Rollease Soft Shade System -
for ease of operation of heavier shades.

Motorization - Available to operate very large shades, shades in difficult locations (above your garden tub) and to tie into home automation systems.


**Your order will ship approximately four weeks after we have received all the fabric and the order is complete.**


hobbled roman Flat Panel Roman Slat Front Roman

Hobbled Roman Shade (double fullness, motorized) Flat Paneled Roman Shade with stays on back; cord lock Slat Front Roman Shade. Straight & flat with wide spaces between the slats, Rollease lift system.