I’ve been keeping a secret about our kitchen, and today I’m going to spill all the tea on our new Roman Shades from Willow Bloom Home! Our European-inspired kitchen has come a long way since we moved in earlier this spring. We recently added a zellige tile backsplash, added oversized concrete pendants, and a few months ago, we installed a gorgeous roman shade from Willow Bloom Home. I love the character the roman shade adds to our kitchen and helps elevate the European look I’ve been dreaming of.
Willow Bloom Home was so kind to send us this roman shade to try in our own home. All opinions are my own.
When selecting a roman shade, there are several different options. Keep reading to find out the specific details and why I chose the particular options for our shade.
Firstly, I selected the roman shade fabric. As soon as I saw the Annie Stone Roman Shade (in the My Texas House collection), I thought it would be a perfect fit for our kitchen. The subtle greige stripes complete our cozy green kitchen. There are endless options for roman shades on the Willow Bloom Home website. I highly recommend ordering samples to see what fabric would work best in your home.
Secondly, roman shades have two mounting options: inside mount and outside mount. I often get asked why I chose one option over the other; honestly, it comes down to personal preference. I chose an outside mount for this particular window because a tall green countertop cabinet is on the other side of the range. I wanted the window to counterbalance the cabinet, and the outside mount added a little more oomph to the window side.
Willow Bloom Home has three different systems you can choose from: Cordless, Continuos Loop, or Cordlock. I selected cordless because I wanted a seamless look and no cords showing. The cordless option works great in this space. I was a little worried about the bottom of the shade becoming dirty from continuously touching it to pull it down; however, I was happy to see a little pull tab inside the shade. No dirty roman shades over here!
There are three roman shade styles to select from: relaxed, waterfall, and classic. If you’re wondering what each type looks like, you can see a preview on the Willow Bloom website. I chose the waterfall style for a classic look. I love how the shade looks when it’s open; so classic.
This particular roman shade has two options for linings: blackout or privacy. I went with privacy lining because we don’t need a blackout option for our kitchen. I would use a blackout liner in a bedroom, though. Even though we went with a privacy liner, the shade fabric is pretty thick and blocks a lot of light.
The quality of our new roman shade has far surpassed my expectations, and now our kitchen is complete. What do you think? If you’re looking for a roman shade, check out the collection at Willow Bloom Home.