Double roman shades are a specific type of roman shade. Unlike conventional roman shades with a single panel that lifts to create folds in the fabric or other material, a double roman shade has two layers of material, which can either lift as one entity, or work independently. Typically, double roman shades use two different types of material. One is often heavy for the purposes of light control, while the other is sheer to give a little extra privacy when the main shade is lifted. Each panel is attached to the same head rail system, yet they operate entirely independently in exactly the same way as a regular roman blind.
Double roman blinds can be bought ready made from most retailers, but you will be restricted to the sizes on offer and if your window is not a regular shape or size, the blind is unlikely to fit the window recess effectively. For awkward sized windows, it is much better to get your blinds custom made. This ensures you end up with a fabric that matches your decorative scheme exactly, plus a blind that fits perfectly.
If you are handy with a sewing machine, a double insulated roman blind can be made without too much difficulty, as the relevant parts are all easy to obtain. By choosing to make the blind yourself, you can save some money and take pride in the finished product.
Due to the nature of the design, dependent on which fabrics are used the blind can create a wealth of different styles. There are many combination's that will allow you to lift the front shade while displaying the back shade. If you choose your fabrics carefully, you can end up with a fabulous and stylish look. By picking a strong accent color for the back shade, you can choose to reveal it in moderation or in full, depending on the look you fancy at any given time.
Some double roman blinds have a secondary panel for extra insulation. Instead of a separate panel that can be lifted independently from the inner panel, the insulation panel is an integral part of the shade. Blackout panels can also be added to roman shades to create a double roman blind. This option is often used for bedrooms where light control is an important factor when deciding what will be the most effective window treatment. Bamboo roman shades can benefit from having a secondary panel attached to the shade. This will add privacy to the shade as well as helping it block out extra light from the room.
By using your imagination, you can create some wonderful looks with a double roman blind. A shade with a sheer fabric panel underneath will look great with some extra sheer fabric draped around the top curtain pole. You can even accessorize this look using some decorative items placed nearby. By “framing” a roman shade, it will be even more eye catching than before. Use them wisely and double roman shades offer both privacy and versatility, which makes them the perfect choice for any modern home.