Roman shades have had an interior design presence since forever, with a construction that gains beauty from practicality and finds form in function. They are beautiful and low-maintenance, but what if you just want the look? Our faux roman shade valances will give you just what you want, at an even more affordable price point.
So if you love the look of a modern roman shade but don’t need it fully functional, our cost-effective, faux/fake roman shade valances will see you there.
These fake roman shade valances have a simpler design since they don’t fold up and down. This translates into a lower cost and fewer moving parts that can wear down over time, so they’ll beautify your interiors even longer.
Our faux roman shades are stitched with a 2.5 inch rod pocket, so they can be mounted inside a window frame with a tension spring rod (ideally one inch diameter) or outside window frames on a decorative pole.
Clients can choose any fabric from our collection – that’s more than 3000 choices – for their faux roman shades at a same affordable price. You can further accessorise your fake roman shades with any of our trims and tassels.
With fast and easy installation ensured by the rod pockets, Spiffy Spools’ faux shades can also serve as an emergency purchase for a quick transition to a new house. So if you have drapery poles installed already, they are perfect for mounting these shades.
Spiffy Tip: A faux roman shade doesn’t fold, so think of it as a static fixture and put special emphasis on length before your order. We advise a minimum length of 10 inches to avoid the shade getting cluttered with hems and folds, without ample visual space to show off the patterns. Do consider how much of the window you want to cover, and how much natural light you want to allow through.
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INTRODUCING FAUX ROMAN SHADE VALANCES TO YOUR HOME
Being a cheaper alternative to fully operational roman shades, often clients who have budget constraints find faux shades suitable as a first-step window treatment. Over time, they can introduce drapery or blinds for the desired level of privacy and light control. Until then, the faux shade helps the window to dress svelte and offers a fair amount of softness and color to the room.
Our home decorators suggest faux shades for a versatile adornment for any style of home decor. And these are the tips to keep in mind when decorating your windows with faux shades:
STAND-ALONES: Faux shades do an excellent job of dressing up the window without any layered treatment. Hence, windows with the minimum requirement for light blockage and privacy can have faux shades as stand-alone. A stylist sees here an opportunity to add a layer, a texture, a color, and a soft furnishing to the home decor, saving your window from looking bare and unattended.
GO BOLD: Faux shades are versatile decor elements as their small occupancy allows for more experimentation with a bold hue or pattern, canceling all chances to go overboard. So, if you love turquoise blue or lemon yellow and are scared to get them in solids over bigger items like walls or furniture, go for a splash of it, just enough to do the job, in a stylish faux shade. When choosing patterned fabrics though, be wary of choosing grand-scaled motifs that will miss the required room to display their beauty in the best light.
COMBINE WITH DRAPES: For windows that need a more insulating treatment, pairing the valance with drapes is ideal. If you have a double curtain rod already installed, the job becomes pretty easy: install curtains on the inner layer and faux shades on the outer, in which case it will function more like a valance. If you have a single drapery pole, mount the faux shade on a tension rod inside the window recess and it will appear like a fully functional roman shade that’s layered with drapes.
ACCESSORISE: If you think that your faux shade, though such a tiny addition to the room should get its due attention and also air its custom look at the first sight, consider garnishing them with trims. Depending on your style of decor and the theme of the room in reference, you may select from solid grosgrain or velvet trims or patterned ribbon trims, or playful pom poms or tassels and gimps. These delicate details can go a long way to making your faux shade a true embellisher.
COHESIVE BLENDING: If your want your faux shade to feel more like a family than a guest, ensure that it goes hand in hand with the rest of the decor in terms of color and/or pattern. A no-fail recipe to achieve this goal is coordinated elements like bed runners, table runners, cushions, or pillows stitched from the same fabric as the shade. And what a great way to say ‘It’s bespoke’ without saying it! Explore our Accessories section to ensure this premium look for your home.
RIGHT-SIZING: The choice of window treatment highly hinges on the size of the window. whatever the size of the window, try to ensure that your faux shade covers a minimum of a fourth of the window’s height if you envisage it as a valance. When choosing the fabric pattern, take the desired length into account. If you’re ordering a relatively short shade, ensure that the motif is not too large, or you may not be able to show off the pattern in its entirety.
Spiffy Spools offers you tons of fabrics to choose from so that you may not miss your favorite pattern or color even by chance. And the pleasure is all ours to be able to decorate your beautiful homes, just the way you want, with our custom faux shades and all the soft window treatments that you desire. So, wish you a great time shopping with Spiffy Spools.