A roman shade is a window treatment that can be used instead of window blinds or typical pull down shades. They provide a creative alternative to traditional drapes and window treatments. The shade hangs from a headrail installed inside or outside of the window frame. They are popular and efficient because material can be doubled up with curtains creating a thick protective layer. A roman shade provides privacy and can be rolled up to let natural light into a room. Window Blind Outlet stocks a wide selection of ready-made styles and colors.