Black roman shades are a wonderfully stylish blind for use in any room in the modern home. You could be forgiven for thinking that a black blind might look rather dark and unappealing, but a black roman blind, when used as part of a modern decorative scheme, can look incredibly sophisticated.
Black shades are ideal for a more masculine type of room, for example a tasteful bachelor pad designed to create a sense of urbane elegance. A monochrome theme is always very striking, and often the perfect foil for the clean lines of masculine style furniture and minimalist decor. Black compliments white and cream perfectly, so a black leather suite, combined with a pale cream shag pile carpet, plus black roman shades and accessories, would be ideal for any man about town—and lady guests are likely to be most impressed when they come in for a coffee.
Black roman blinds come in a variety of different textures and finishes. From subtle shading within the black fabric, to velvety pile finishes, black does not need to be plain. Black roman blinds can be made with a contrasting lining to help insulate the room from the sun and provide extra insulation from winter drafts and cold temperatures. White or cream linings are usually found on black blinds, but for an alternative look, a red lining would look pretty eye catching.
Blackout roman shades are an excellent choice for a bedroom where light control is a priority. There is nothing worse than installing blinds on your bedroom window that allow the early morning light in. If you have been out partying until the early hours, you will definitely not want to be up at the crack of dawn, so a blackout roman blind is a good idea. That way, you can enjoy a nice relaxing lie-in in your dark bedroom. Blackout roman blinds are also ideal for kids’ rooms, especially when they wake up too early on a weekend and interrupt your extra time in bed. At least when their room stays dark in the morning, they are less likely to wake up at first light.
A black roman shade can be made from many different fabrics. Lots of roman shades are manufactured from polyester mix fabrics, but silk is an attractive choice for a more luxurious shade. Silk roman shades are ideal for adding a touch of elegance to any living room. Combined with pale cream, lemon, or other pastel shades, black silk is a classic choice for elegance and style.
In a conservatory, black roman blinds can be an attractive choice. In the summer, a black roman blind lined with white will be an effective shield against the hot sun shining through the glass. The white lining will reflect the sunlight and prevent your conservatory from overheating. Roman blinds with white linings will also do a great job of insulating south facing rooms against the hot sun during the summer months. They will keep the room nice and shady, thus providing some respite when you need a break from the heat.