This type of Roman Shade is usually recommended for a smaller window. Since this type of shade is pleated on either side of the shade, this does not allow the shade to be installed on larger windows.
Flat Roman Shade
Flat Roman shades are good for small to large windows.
Scallop bottom shade
This type of shade is recommended usually for smaller to medium size windows, due to the design of it.
This type of shade will work for most types of windows. Due to the type of design, it allows it to be much wider and longer if necessary.
Which lining type to choose for your roman shade?
For the most part, the lining is always recommended for all types of roman shades.
There are 3 different types of linning for roman shades.
1- Black outlining, this allows for the shade to hang much better due to the weight of the fabric as well as it provides room darkening and privacy.
2- Thermal lining: This type of lining provides privacy and it is bit softer so it helps the appearance of the shades as well as protects the fabric on the shade from being damaged by direct sun. As the name describes it also provides a thermal layer that can keep the cool or hot temperatures
3- Regular cotton lining: This can be a 100% cotton lining or 50/50% cotton-poly lining. This type of lining will protect and prolong the life of any roman shade.
Which type of mechanism to operate to choose
Manual pully mechanism
Continues cord mechanism