Done in Paradise Background fabric from Quadrille, these custom-made roman shades look great but are no doubt too pricey for some of us who are on a budget and don’t have sewing skills.
But how about creating the same kind of look with a no-sew faux roman shade? Now you’re talking!
With a length of remnant fabric, a length of lining material, 3 tension rods and some iron-on tape or fabric glue, you can achieve a similar look within an hour or two.
I first used this technique about thirty years ago in a summer house and was so happy with the way it turned out that I’ve used it a number of times since.
The very talented Richella over at Imparting Grace has written a very good tutorial demonstrating the process. You can see the “underpinnings” of her beautiful shade in the photo at right, and the finished product in the photo below. Turned out great, didn’t it? Her complete directions are here.
One additional tip:
A roman shade done this way is stationary, so in a bedroom or any other room in which you want to be able to have privacy, plan to use a regular roller shade behind it.