For a versatile window dressing, consider Ambria Bamboo Roman Shades, which can be put up indoors or outdoors. Moreover, they come in different styles and colors so you can find something to suit any part of your home. Whether you are decorating a brand new home or want to give a face lift to the windows of your home, they offer a great option both in terms of practicality and elegant style.
Ambria shades are very similar to bamboo vertical shades in that they are made of soft bamboo or occasionally faux bamboo, natural Yoshi reeds, jute or woven woods. They can be left in their natural state or dyed in many different colors, such as walnut, cocoa, white and cherry.
There are many positives to these shades apart from their versatility. They give you a feeling of privacy; yet allow sufficient light into your room to enable you to read during the daytime. This makes them a really energy efficient addition to your home. Easy to clean either with a rag or a vacuum, they are far more durable and sun-resistant than curtains and slat blinds, and long-lasting with only minimum maintenance required.
Fitting an ambria bamboo roman shade can allow you to quickly freshen up a room without having to spend a lot of money. Because they are so attractive and functional, you do not need any additional window coverings. On a large window in a minimalist room, the shade can become a real focal point. They are perfect for so many home interior styles; traditional or modern, these shades can complement any design setting.
The three types of Ambria Bamboo Roman Shades are roll up, flat fold up and teardrop fold up. The roll up style is really durable and easy to use but better on smaller windows. If you have a large window, the flat fold up ambria shades can be bought to fit almost any size and to match any decor. The teardrop fold is simply a style variation on the flat fold - a little more sophisticated yet not over decorative.
You can buy your Ambria Roman Shades from many stores and online retailers. Prices vary but as a guide, you can expect to pay between $10 and $30 for a 27 inch by 72 inch shade. It is worth spending a bit of time doing some research as most retailers have special offers running all year round with substantial discounts. Ebay always has a wide selection of Ambria shades, both new and second hand.
Home improvement store Lowes (www.lowes.com) stock ambria shades at low prices - you can buy a white 36 inch by 72 inch roll up shade for under $9 and they have a huge range to choose from.
Unlike some other types of shades, ambria bamboo shades are easy to fit by yourself with the mounting brackets, meaning you save money on having them professionally installed, which can increase the price significantly. As soon as your new shades are up, you can leave them there forever!