Roman shades are essentially a drapery fabric combined with a mechanical shade. The key differential is that they offer a much smoother open look than your typical vertical shades or blinds. They operate much like pleated or cellular shades, and when raised they stack up evenly into soft, sculpted folds. When lowered, however, they are visibly smooth rather than bumpy or ribbed. This makes for an elegantly tailored modern look. Customize your roman shades with our luxurious selection of fabrics and colors. Here at Esquire Interiors, you’ll find roman shade features ranging from light filtering to room darkening.