Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mounting Roman Shades

When mounting roman shades they can either be inside or outside mounted. The type of window will usually determine which way would be the best. If you don't have enough room to mount inside but you still want the look of an inside mount shade then you can mount them directly on the molding as I did in these two examples.

If you want a structured shade the rings are spaced horizontally about every 10" apart as in the above shades.

For a "relaxed" shade the rings are only placed at the outside edges and that gives you the scoop at the bottom like the romans I made for this dining room. You also permanently tie up the bottom 3 rings so there is fullness when the shade is down.

12 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Great information, particularly for those of us that know very little about anything requiring needle and thread. Sue

Design A-Peele said...

those look great! I am impressed. I need to make one for my kitchen window. Have you already posted a tutorial on how to make them?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I've had to mount them both ways in my house. I think I prefer the inside mount, but as you say, sometimes because of the type of window you can't.

Simply Dandy said...

I had to mount mine on the outside but I still love the way they look. I love the clean crisp look of roman shades. You are so talented in that you can make these yourself and I love that fabric. Is it Amy Butler? They look awesome.

LeAnn

Tammy@InStitches said...

I'm not sure if it's Amy Butler. It came from Printer's Alley. I have not done a tutorial yet but I will.

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse... said...

Hi Tammy,
My daughter Noelle, emailed you tonight about making some roman shades for her. She has spent hours looking at fabric online. It's addicting.

LeAnn

{ L } said...

Ironically I JUST got Roman shades for an outside mount so this post is VERY helpful. Thank you!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

It would be awesome to see you at the Farmers Market! I don't know my exact location yet but I'm "All Through the House"

Dena

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I'm loving me some roman shades, yours are great!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey Tammy
I posted about the fabric I won.

Cheri

Cathy said...

I just found your beautiful blog today...I became a follower and look forward to returning again and again!!!

I am off to check out your website!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love Roman shades. I'd love to have some made for my kitchen windows. There are some things that I don't have the talent to attempt on my own and Roman shades don't look like an easy DIY project.

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