By Linda Merrill, Networx
Roman shades are some of the most popular and stylish types of window treatments going. Roman shades, like blinds, are a functional window covering that raises and lowers on a cord and pulley system. They can be glamorously formal or simple cotton coverings for the window. They come in many fabrics and styles and can be installed inside a window frame (inside mount) or overtop a window frame (outside mount). As with blinds, Roman shades can also be layered with other treatments to enhance both the decorative and functional aspects of the treatments. Let's talk styles of Roman shades.