I knew exactly what I wanted on my windows.Â Roman shades.Â In a neutral color, that would match my room, my walls, and my side panels, but could remain if I decided to change any of the previously mentioned items. It turned out, I really didnâ€™t know what I wanted.
I started by doing my research, looking online at various decorating sites, in different design magazines, and by looking in all of my neighbors windows when I drove by.Â I thought the classic look of the roman shades was elegant, yet contemporary.Â It gave a dressy look, without looking too traditional like a lot of treatments.
When I finally got to the point of narrowing down fabrics, I had found a few that I liked â€“ linen textured or a satin look.Â I even narrowed it down to colors, before I took some measurements and headed out to do some shopping.Â I had my panels, some paint chips, and even some pictures of my room, to make sure I was fully prepared to make some decisions.
It turned out; that what I hadnâ€™t considered was the price.Â After finding the â€œperfectâ€ fabric, and getting some prices, it seemed that the perfect shades priced out about double my budget.Â Luckily, I had found a salesperson that was extremely knowledgeable, and introduced me to the option of a roller shade â€“ which I had not even considered.Â It turned out the same fabric came in the roller, and it was about half the price. With the panels covering the mechanism and considering that I would have them up during the day, and down at night, it turned out to be a really good solution. Since Iâ€™ve hung them I get compliments all the time! And no one knows how much money I actually saved!!